I love Mad Men. I think it's one of the most incredible television shows on right now, and perhaps ever. It's far removed from the other tv shows I watch, without a doubt. It's a show that's doing it differently, and I can't even compare it to anything else. There are many shows I find amazing and captivating (Lost, Veronica Mars), but Mad Men is simply enthralling in every aspect. From the talented ensemble cast to the wardrobe (I envy) to the cinematically perfect filming to the intellectual storylines and the rich characters that are the most three-dimensional I've ever witnessed...Mad Men is quickly becoming my favorite television show.
I really do love the cast, and the characters - what girl doesn't wish she had the cool confidence of Joan? And how is it that Don Draper is so magnetic, that even though he cheats on his wife and generally lies, he's an amazing protaganist: we're on his side. Also, Don Draper might be the best character name of all time. Okay, okay, maybe not of all time, but it's so perfect.
That said, I recently read an interview with Jon Hamm, who plays Don Draper, in The Advocate. It's a great interview, and I learned a lot about him, which was easy, because I know next to nothing - he's been dating Jessica Westfeldt of Kissing Jessica Stein for ten years, he's from St. Louis, and he's in the upcoming movie The Day the Earth Stood Still.
What about Keanu Reeves, whom you worked with on the upcoming remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still?
You look at Keanu Reeves and you think, You gotta be kidding me. I think I’m a pretty good-looking guy, but c’mon, man, that’s not fair! And he couldn’t be nicer or more laid-back or more of a regular cat. It’s like, Wow, you’ve got the whole package? Really?
2. "more of a regular cat"
3. Does John Hamm man-crush Keanu?
4. A part of me wonders if this answer is completely and wholly sarcastic.
5. I'll probably hear from Keanu about this. And soon...