Why Mad Men is very interesting to watch? I think Mad Men has the best story, because Mad Men created and produced by Matthew Weiner. In addition to having created the series, Matthew Weiner is the show runner, head writer, and its sole executive producer, he contributes to each episode – writing or co-writing the scripts, casting various roles, and approving costume and set designs. He is notorious for being highly selective about all aspects of the series, and promotes a high level of secrecy around production details. Tom Palmer served as a co-executive producer and writer on the first season. Scott Hornbacher, Todd London, Lisa Albert, Andre Jacquemetton, and Maria Jacquemetton were producers on the first season. Palmer, Albert, Andre Jacquemetton, and Maria Jacquemetton were also writers on the first season. Bridget Bedard, Chris Provenzano, and writer’s assistant Robin Veith complete the first season writing team.
In addition, Mad Men depicts parts of American society and culture of the 1960s, highlighting cigarette smoking, drinking, sexism, adultery, homophobia, antisemitism, racism and a complete lack of concern for the environment. Smoking, far more common in the United States of the 1960s than it is now, is featured throughout the series; many characters can be seen smoking several times in the course of an episode. In the pilot, representatives of Lucky Strike cigarettes come to Sterling Cooper looking for a new advertising campaign in the wake of a Reader’s Digest report that smoking will lead to various health issues including lung cancer. The show presents a subculture in which men who are engaged or married frequently enter sexual relationships with other women. The series also observes advertising as a corporate outlet for creativity for mainstream, middle-class, young, white men. Along with each of these examples, however, there are hints of the future and the radical changes of the 1960s; Betty’s anxiety, the Beats that Draper discovers through Midge, even talk about how smoking is bad for health (usually dismissed or ignored). Characters also see stirrings of change in the ad industry itself, with the Volkswagen Beetle’s “Think Small” ad campaign mentioned and dismissed by many at Sterling Cooper, although Don Draper brilliantly spots the nostalgic value and market potential of renaming the Kodak ‘wheel’ slide projector as the Kodak Carousel.
So what are you waiting for? maybe it’s time for us to watch Mad Men, if you are interested, you can go there.