7 responses to “Why is ‘Mad Men’ so great? It’s the writing”

  1. Susan Johnston

    Amen, Michelle! In addition to blogs that focus on Mad Men, there are tons of blogs that have published Mad Men tie-in posts (like yours). For instance, I’ve seen posts that discuss how advertising has changed since the era of Mad Men and what Don Draper teaches us about dating. A few weeks back, I even did a round-up of sixties-inspired furniture for a green design blog. I’m fascinated by the many different ways that other bloggers can spin this topic and relate it back to their blog!

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  3. Elizabeth Volpone

    The WSJ Speakeasy section has a blog with multiple reviewers for each episode. Lots of thought provoking comments as well. I only found the blog last week as I sought more insight into the series.tp://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2010/08/23/mad-men-a-conversation-season-4-episode-5/tab/comments/

  4. Peggy'sPonytail

    Be aware that Basket of Kisses takes itself VERY VERY seriously! The main blog mistress is NOT amused if you challenge, even if done meekly and blandly, something she has claimed is a FACT. If she says something DID occur in the 60s, or if something on the show DOES INDEED mean something, then you better believe her. If you don’t believe her, keep quiet! And do not EVER ask a question that she believes has been asked too often. She will snarl from her throne of hisses. If you plan to comment, make sure you have lots and lots of anecdotes of what it was like in the 60s, even if you weren’t born at the time. Make sure you do more than merely describe what took place in an episode—-that wasn’t merely drunken Don sprawled in Peggy’s lap. It was a 1965 Pieta! That wasn’t Joan, Peggy, and Dr. Faye riding in the elevator—it was Chekhov’s Three Sisters!

  5. Peggy'sPonytail

    As long as you don’t ask for verification of something that has been stated as TRUE, you won’t encounter it. The aggregate sites on BOK can be addictive, but the “analysis” and comments are very hard to put up with.

    Thanks for providing alternative sources for Mad Men addicts.