Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Set in 1960s New York, the sexy, stylized and provocative drama Madmen follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising, an immensly ego driven world where key players make an art of the sale. It's a very interesting incite into how the advertising world may have worked at the time. They have to deal with changing views and information in the world. Most notably the changing views on smoking in season 1 where many ad campaigns are claiming that it's good for you and how they deal with the realisation of the public that it is infact not so. It also depicts the roles of men and women in this era underneath the guise of traditional 1960s family values. I have watched the most part of the first season and would recommend it as some very interesting and entertaining viewing. It's easy to find it online.