After watching the first four seasons on Netflix over the last couple of months, I had found myself full of anticipation last weekend waiting for Sunday evening. And then it started, and once again I was wrapped into the lifestyle, the clothes, the mannerisms and the parties. Without a doubt everyone is intrigued by Mr. Don Draper and his drinking habits at work and his Superman style of saving presentations with clients. But I truly feel that its Roger Sterling and his humor that makes the show for me. The way he carries himself in his always 3-piece suit (big fan) and has no problem speaking his mind. And you can’t deny the mini battles he has with Peter are hilarious. But then, the show wouldn’t be the same without the different women that are portrayed in the show. From Peggy and her dry, not trying to stand out but really wanting too attitude, Joan and her puppet master ways, and also never being able to figure out Betty and what she’s thinking. And now the addition of Megan and her ability to marry Don Draper but even though she thinks she can change the man thats been running from his life since his early 20’s, I feel her very sexual rendition for a party of “Zou, Bisou, Bisou,” wont be able to save this relationship through the whole season.
What makes Mad Men so amazing is that we are given so many different styles in characters. It is easy to pick out one person you would want to be if you were back in the 60’s and working on Madison Avenue. With out a doubt it’s definitely good to have this show back after it’s 17 month hiatus and I’m sure everyone else agrees since they’re all over the tabloids and magazines this week.
Quote of the premier:
Roger Sterling [on Megan Draper]: “Why don’t you sing like that?”
Jane Sterling [nods towards Don Draper]: “Why don’t you look like him?”