I'm always a year or two late discovering TV shows, and a little embarrassed to admit I just started watching Mad Men.  Jane and downloaded two seasons of it, and we're definitely hooked.  

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I love all of the dresses the girls wear, and how the guys were always in suits….

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Don Draper has to be the sexiest TV character– ever…..

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Here is Sally Draper's drink menu–remember the days when parents had the kids mix cocktails for all of their friends?  Nothing wrong with kids learning marketable skills–right?  

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I lived this era as a child and find it fascinating to watch Mad Men–so much of it is exactly as I remembered.  The props department does such an incredible job of finding relics from the 60's.  I can't wait for scenes shot in Bert Cooper's office…all of the amazing artwork.  So I'm curious to know–who is your favorite Mad Men character?

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43 Responses
  • Faux Fuchsia February 08, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    Dear J
    Mad Men is the best show on tv! I love it. I love Roger Stirling (he gets the best lines) and Joan, and the costumes are all Killer. It makes me want to drink before 11am and chainsmoke! Season 3 is the absolute best. I really liked your big Jackie O sunglasses the other day-very glam. Don’t forget to visit Australia soon!


  • Style Odyssey February 08, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    I lived in that era as a child, too. I love the whole cocktail/lounging thing in movies and tv shows of that time. I’m also late discovering tv shows, movies, virtually anything pop-culture. Mad Men looks like my kind of show, but I see it’s on AMC, which we do not have here. I’ll try downloading…great idea, thanks for posting this!
    Best wishes w/ Chictopia summit!


  • Nathaniel February 08, 2010 at 1:26 PM

    Great, show, great costumes :)


  • alex February 08, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    The styling alone is enough to be the only reason to watch-luckily the story line is equally as fantastic!!!


  • Golubka February 08, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    You guys are in for such a treat, this show is just superb.


  • FICKLE RED RIDING HOOD February 08, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    DON DRAPER! without a doubt. I love that man.


  • Julia February 08, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    Wow, you’re going?! I was just in NYC — I wish I’d had better timing. Maybe a five hour drive is in order. It seems like EVERYONE is going to be there…
    Ah well. I hope you two have fun!


  • Chris February 08, 2010 at 2:02 PM

    My favourite character is JOAN! Christina Hendricks is just brilliant in that role and all those beautiful clothes that she is wearing, showing of her curves… I hope she is going to be in more scences in the next season!!


  • Ava February 08, 2010 at 2:43 PM

    Oh, Don Draper, you emotionally-unavailable sexy thing you! :) Actually, I have to say I love them ALL, although I think I’d love to be Joan– she is one of the most striking embodiments of that era!
    Glad you’ve discovered this amazing show & I can’t wait for season 4!


  • barchbo February 08, 2010 at 2:59 PM

    This show is so fabulous – I started watching it just for the props and clothing. They really do an impeccable job!
    My faves are Joan because she is so gorgeous and smart. I also love Harry Crane because he’s so earnest and tries so hard. And he is often kind.
    Oh, poor Don Draper. I don’t find that sort of man appealing at all. He’s so pitiful that I can’t loathe him, but I always cringe when he’s talking. (When he’s silent, I just notice how pretty he is.)


  • Leia February 08, 2010 at 3:08 PM

    I love mad men, too!
    Good luck at the Chictopia conference. Wish I could be there to hear you speak :)


  • Mel February 08, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    I just discovered Mad Men a few months ago too, right after the third season ended. My favorite character is Joan, she’s beautiful, smart, and just all around cool. The costumes are lovely too, especially Betty’s.


  • apparellel February 08, 2010 at 3:21 PM

    isn’t it the bomb?!! that show is so extremely well done. their director, production designer, costume designer are fantastic not to mention the script supervisor who does not miss a beat with continuity. i love that show and can’t wait until the next season. glad you found it!


  • Viv February 08, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    Judy, I also discovered Mad Men recently! I just love all the characters. The ladies are so provocative even in their prim ways. My favorite characters are Rachel and Don. Their chemistry just sizzles on screen.


  • Aydan February 08, 2010 at 4:24 PM

    betty draper! :love:


  • Massive Empire February 08, 2010 at 5:21 PM

    Joan = hotness!! but the dark horse is Peggy. Just wait till you see what happens to her character. Betty also is sublime. I am not through season 2 yet.
    All of season one I wanted to light up – my boyfriend and I try to spot the ‘real life’ smokers. Now near end of Season 2 – not so much. I keep getting worried about the little kids lungs but as a child of the seventies I inhaled enough second hand smoke to last a lifetime.


  • The Zhush @ thezhush.blogspot.com February 08, 2010 at 5:57 PM

    Completely obsessed with Mad Men! Doing a post on Wed. as a tribute to my Dad (its his 81st Birthday, he is a retired Mad Man) Don Draper is so HOT, Betty = Grace Kelly. And, Joan is the Bomb! Wish I wasn’t going away for the long weekend, would have loved to attend and hear you talk!


  • Sara February 08, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    BEST SHOW ON TV. The season one finale is a shocker! It’s fantastic. Did you know that January Jones is dating Jeremy Piven from Entourage? I just found that out tonight & it blew my mind haha.


  • Caroline of Red Glasses February 08, 2010 at 7:05 PM

    Oooh I love Mad Men! Savour the episodes because they go by so fast – and then you’re left waiting!


  • Cruz February 08, 2010 at 7:27 PM

    I haven’t seen the show yet but a good family friend of ours’ owns a vintage shop that sells them furniture they use haha. I need to check it out asap!


  • Jess February 08, 2010 at 10:48 PM

    Best show on TV! i’m obsessed. can’t wait until it airs again…so glad you’ve discovered it..x


  • Heather February 08, 2010 at 11:20 PM

    Joan Holloway for sure! She’s a firecracker and absolutely beautiful, with some serious curves! I’m glad you got hooked on the show :)


  • Carly Day February 09, 2010 at 1:05 AM

    I’m always so late discovering t.v shows, maybe its because i hate having to watch it on tv and wait a whole week for the next episode, talk about an intense cliff hanger. But, all of a sudden Mad Men is everywhere, the marketing department must suddenly be working their stylish behinds off.
    I think I may just have to jump on the bandwagon and start to get up to date, it does sound like a great show.


  • Jill February 09, 2010 at 6:18 AM

    I need the green dress!


  • Clare February 09, 2010 at 7:31 AM

    I adore the way everyone on Mad Men dresses, I kind of want to put myself in it…


  •  Suzy February 09, 2010 at 1:59 PM

    I really love Mad Men too and also the begintune, Don Draper sexy as hell, and ofcourse the art choices of Burt Cooper.


  • Annie February 09, 2010 at 8:51 PM

    That is so fun that you grew up in this era! I wish everyone was as fabulously dressed now as they were then. Of course YOU and Jane are. But then everyone seemed to care about looking put together before comfort.


  • Cristina February 10, 2010 at 1:43 PM

    Looking forward to see you both at the Chictopia event!


  • Cristina February 10, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    My goodness! What a silly typo to make! I think the stress of having our flights cancelled and having to miss so many shows tomorrow has taken its toll on me. :)


  • Kym February 10, 2010 at 4:13 PM

    Although I am about the same age as Judy – I don’t really recall my life looking like this – but my grandmother’s life was exactly this! Martini’s at 5:00! She was always “dressed” – wouldn’t go to the grocery store without heels. In fact, I don’t know if this was typical of the time, but my grandfather wouldn’t LET her leave the house without heels on. I’m all for fashion choice, and mixing old and new, casual chic, etc…but I do kinda long for the days where women didn’t go about their day in juicy sweatpants :)
    Judy – not for style, but for fun – check out DAMAGES – a Glenn Close series I think on FX. It’s a thriller and wildly good tv.


  • renee February 11, 2010 at 10:32 AM

    Just wait till you see Season 3! love that show more than ever.


  • Angela February 11, 2010 at 11:13 AM

    Betty Draper, Peggy O or Joan Harris. Such fab characters. I just got hooked to the show and I have to say it is all that and then some. Nip/Tuck is now my second fav series next to Mad Men.


  • Prêt à Porter P February 12, 2010 at 4:52 PM

    I never watched the show. I think I briefly tried to watch an episode but I just couldn’t get into it. I did watch the SNL which the guy who plays Don Draper hosted, so they had the funny Mad Men skits. I did try to talk a someone into buying one of the Brooks Brothers’ Mad Men suits (as they do provide costumes for the movie), as they should as men in that time were probably wearing Brooks.


  • Electronic Cigarette February 13, 2010 at 9:51 AM

    I love mad men.


  • Anneilise February 13, 2010 at 3:22 PM

    We just discovered it this fall & agree with all of you – it’s simply amazing television. We get the Mad Men season DVDs & also get to watch the special features (the writer & cast/crew discuss each episode & it’s brilliant to see each episode for a 2nd time with their commentary). Highly recommend!


  • Watson February 15, 2010 at 8:31 AM

    I love this show! Actually my history teacher’s daughter is on it! He brought in red carpet photos of her, it was so surreal.


  • HariKariGrl February 15, 2010 at 9:23 PM

    I’m actually almost amazed (& that’s something that rarely happens!) that you’re only NOW discovering the best show on the air… WOW! That being said, I’m almost jealous too at the thought that you get to sit down and soak in 3 seasons of pure and utterly exquisite drama at it’s best – from the writing, to the sets, the designs, the clothes and the people. People, people, people. MAD MEN is television at it’s zenith.
    And yeah, he may be a cad, but Don Draper is the bomb. Without Don Draper as the main character, all those other wonderfully conceived characters would have no sun to orbit around. Glad you discovered him and the show. May you sit back and relish it!!!


  • erika February 16, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    i’m beyond obsessed with this show….can’t WAIT for season 4 to start!!! the costume are amazing…everything about it. VF did a really interesting article on it back in the June or July 2009 issue. Really fantastic….


  • xkwzt March 03, 2010 at 8:19 PM

    Like you, I discovered Mad Men late (about a month ago) and was hooked immediately. I did experience several WTF moments at the way women were treated like total brainless sex objects, and was shocked at how everyone smoked everywhere all the time. Yikes!
    All the characters have such unique stories, but my top two are Roger Sterling, for being such an unapologetic womanizing putz, and Rachel Menken, for being a tough, sexy woman, in a man’s world.
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