Sunday, July 22, 2007

What I'm Watching: Mad Men (Series Premiere)

Mad Men: Season 1, Episode 1 "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" (B+)

AMC's television series about advertising in the 1960s starts off with a great hour that perfectly captures the time and antics of all the people in it. Jon Hamm is an able lead surrounded by a great supporting cast, all of whom fit in well with the time period, even the annoying Elisabeth Moss (Zoe on "The West Wing"). Limited commercial interruption helps to give this show the feeling that it is far more like an HBO or Showtime series where an episode ends up being more like a shortened TV movie. I am definitely tuning in next week, and will have more to say then.

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