Friday, August 15, 2008

I want you to pull my hair, ravish me, and leave me for dead.

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.

And then, Don Draper - THIS DUDE:

Talks about THIS DUDE -

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?


1. KEANU!!!!!!!!!!!!

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...


  1. i need to borrow season one from you. I saw 3/4 of an episode from season 2 and was BLOWN AWAY by the amount of character developement going on. serious shit.

    and really good.

  2. I need to watch this show already.

    More of a "regular robot cat" even?

  3. I think I'm going to have to finally cave and start watching this show - lol I hope Keanu gets back about this soon!

  4. I agree! This show is spectacular in every way!

  5. I clearly need to start watching this show.

  6. sean - you and jesse on the futon, taking it in. BLU RAY STYLE !

    adam - you can has the couch hangs too.

    kyla bea - yeah! get into it!

    kristen - woot!

    nicole antoinette - duh. :)

  7. I LOVE this show. And yes, totally a man crush...Wasn't this Sunday's so good!!!

  8. transienttravels - sunday's was amazing, as per usual. it's so incredible.

  9. I have to tell you - thanks to the snow day yesterday (and to the roads around me not being plowed well today), I've downloaded both seasons of Mad Men off of iTunes. I'm on the second episode of the second season, and I just have to keep watching to see what happens to the characters.

    I read this entry awhile back and remembered that you were a fan when I started watching the episodes. I wanted to tell you that I completely agree with what you said about viewers loving Don as the protagonist even though he's not the perfect husband. It's amazing.

    Even though I'm so far along, since I've done nothing but watch it seems, I'm still warming up to it. I feel like something is missing from the episodes, and I haven't figured out what it is just yet. We'll see.

    Thanks for this recommendation - I truly appreciate it. Hope the holiday season is treating you well thus far.