People bonded with the product Mad Men was selling, but what were they falling for?
My conclusion is that Mad Men is abstract, like some of the art in the series.
The revolution may be televised, but it is also going to be packaged and sold back to us.
It’s sort of like someone snatching the epic novel you’re a few chapters from the end of out of your hands and subsequently run off cackling into the sunset, only to allow you to finish it in a year.
“Mad Men” gets all manner of undeserved attention. Yet I attend to it.
But there’s something else going on in “Mad Men,” all the more because it’s latent, unannounced, episode by episode. It’s this thing about art and advertising, and the difference, circa that era, if any.