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Sunday, 30 September 2012

and i'd rather stay here, with all the madmen..

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It's not a big secret that I never really watch any TV. My crazy schedule tends to mean that even if I did see an episode of soemthing I liked once, I'd probably never catch it again.

What it does mean, is that I get rather into DVD box sets. Usually a long while after everyone else has finished them.

One of my most recent watches is Mad Men. I bought my Dad the s1-4 set of them for his Father's Day present earlier in the year, before borrowing them back from him to watch first. I managed to finish all four seasons in just a few weeks and am now thoroughly in love with Don Draper.

I'd love to live in the 50s. Imagine being expected to wear huge-petticoated  'Betty'-dresses for day to day life.

My main quandary though? Would I prefer to be Peggy, Betty or Joan? OK, Betty or Joan really. I am not a big fan of Peggy. I guess her work ethic is to be admired, but really? Pete Cooper? Ick.

Betty has the best wardrobe by a mile. But is maybe a bit of a brat. I'd like to think my mothering skills wouldn't end at "Go watch TV." anytime my kids were getting in the way of what I wanted to do.

So that leaves Joan? I sort of love her. She comes across as a bit of a bitch. I like that. She knows how to dress for her figure, and get what she wants. I love how she takes control when they set up base in the hotel room.

Which would you be? And isn't that the best picture ever?

3 comments:

  1. I like Mad Men, I love Peggy because she works hard to get what she wants and Joan is also amazing, definitely some well written characters!

    Maria xxx

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  2. I've never gotten into it, although never properly tried to watch it either, but I love the fashions and Christina Hendricks is a God in my eyes!

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  3. I love Peggy! She's young and naive and makes mistakes but she learns and grows and I love that about her. :)

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