Mad Men is back. After a much too long break. As a lover of vintage, I, of course, am a lover of Mad Men. I spend quite a bit of my time imagining what it would be like to live in the 50’s and 60’s ( and when I’m feeling even more imaginative, the 20’s and 30’s). I love the fashion… the wiggle dresses, the dainty purses, kitten heels, even the undergarments. I love how the women always look beautiful and the men look so dreamy and handsome. The beautiful, shinny cars and the home decor…it all makes me melt. Enter Mad Men. If I were an actress, if would be my ultimate dream to be on the show… it is a dream actually, even though I gave up acting in grade 12…
Well, lets recap last nights 2 hour premier then.
The time line is pushing the late 60’s and the fashion is reflecting it; short, brighter dresses and mod style cuts have made their appearance. Joan however, and I’m sure Betty, too are still wearing shapes that flatter their lady-like silhouettes, in more traditional cuts and colours. The 70’s are my absolute least favorite era, but since the show isn’t quite there yet, I am still hoping to see some great fashion.
The episode seemed to re introduce us to most of the characters and shed a little light on things to come. An affair or two surely will be in the mix; Don and Megan seem to have a rocky marriage; Pete’s looming depression and dissatisfaction; the introduction of a new character, which looks to be like the companies first African American employee; Joan’s return to the office and struggle with raising a child; Roger’s extreme distaste for his wife, which will lead to either divorce or an affair. The season premier has lined up quite a bit for this year and I am certain we are all waiting in anticipation for the drama to unfold.