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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Ribeye in the pan

... with butter.

"Mad Men." Set in New York at a 60's advertising firm, writer/creator Matthew Weiner (The Sopranos) proves himself a master of "moody." The series is driven mostly by the crazy atmosphere he's created. The sets are as clouded with cigarette smoke as they are with rampant racism, sexism, and casual antisemitism and all well lubricated with alcohol. It's through this cloud that his complex (read "tragically neurotic") characters walk to and and fro, searching for wealth, sex and happiness at home and office.

Often funny but also often painful to watch, it is, nonetheless, fascinating.

- NPR interview with Matt Weiner
- Season One DVD (with extensive commentaries)
- Clips and behind the scenes featurettes on AMC.com

"Mad Men" returns for season two Sunday, July 29th.

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