Mad Men, the drama series which is due to start its second season soonÂ on SBS Television, is a favourite show of mine for lots of reasons. It’s a great show that’s well written, the women are complex and fascinating,Â and on a lighter note, I just adore looking at the fashions.
As often happens when art and life blend and blur, the issues recently raised by the sexual harassment case involving a leading department store here in Sydney led me to think of Mad Men and the male characters in the drama, in positions of power, and where the female staff of the advertising agency are expected to show off much more than their typing skills.
I also came across this opinion piece written by columnist Maureen Dowd in The New York Times and republished in TheÂ Sydney Morning Herald. She compares Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Mad Men – aÂ thoughtful and interesting take on style and cool – iconic attributes that feature in both dramas.
Read Maureen Dowd’s article here
10 August 2010/The Coffee Shop