I don’t think anyone relishes watching Mad Men the way I do. I’ve not seen all the seasons yet so don’t spoil it for me. I’m one season behind because I’m a poor writer depending on Netflix streaming to save me from my despair. (For 9.00 dollars a month it’s the best thing since sliced awesome) The good part about it is that I found out about Mad Men long after everyone else did. I was able to watch three seasons over the course of a couple of weeks. It was sheer Heaven I tell ya! It did make me want to smoke a cigarette. I’m hoping someone dies of cancer on an episode soon so I’ll be relieved of the glamour in it.
All that smoking and drinking and sex and power and smoldering glory and adultery and sex and power and smoking and smoldering glory and yes I’m repeating myself, just like the show does. Why do I love this show?
Bad me! Shame on me! But I just can’t help it. My favorite Characters are probably everyone’s favorites, Elizabeth Moss as Peggy Olson, January Jones as Betty Draper and I can’t help but love that jerk of a husband of hers ( or as I hear it now from the grape vine former husband), Jon Hamm as Dick Whitman AKA Don Draper. He’s just too charming. I thought he was going to stop fooling around but the guy just can’t help himself or so it appears. And I love to hate Vincent Kartheiser as Pete Campbell. He’s the kind of manipulative twit that almost everyone that’s ever been in corporate America has had to deal with. There are no saints here. Everyone does something good and something bad or something VERY bad, indeed.
And yet each character has components that make them so dynamic, it strikes a nerve. It’s also cool to see old advertisements and things that I barely remember from childhood, or reruns, yeah reruns- (I’m much too young to remember this stuff first hand. Smirk)
Anyway as I’ve said I’m a season behind everyone else, so hush your mouth in the comments section. I think as a writer I love it because the creative process is always there. Creative doesn’t get enough credit for rowing the boat but we all know without it, there would be no advertising.
So, now to my next agenda, I’ve been reading Ben Kenber’s takes on movies, shows, books and events for quite some time now. I even feature him on my own blog, Lahipchic.com from time to time. And I know this guy knows talent. So when he asked me to vote for Clare Meehan on to be a walk on for the show, I just knew I had to pick her, plus she’s got the look. She’s got that Mad Men, ‘woman’ look and I know she’ll be great because, as I said I trust Ben’s opinion.
So if you want to vote for somebody, simply because they know somebody, who knows somebody else, who knows someone with an eye for talent, do it! This may be Clare’s opportunity to strike it rich in the land of glitz and you can play a part in it. Do it here. Do it now. Do it often. Every day until September 17th, you can vote for Clare Meehan. Vote for Clare because she’s going to be someone famous someday, because I say so, and Ben Kenber says so, and I’m pretty sure her family says so too. And you can say so just by voting. Isn’t that cool? Then you can tell your Mad Men watching friends you helped get her on the show! Wowza, you are one power wielding ax in the grindstone of Media. You’re like ‘Sterling, Cooper, Draper, and Price all rolled into one. You’re a Mad Man! Or Woman! Or Whatever!