11 August 2008

Luscious Mad Men

The best show you're likely not watching: AMC's Mad Men. I only fell into watching it in the last few weeks because of its copious 16 Emmy award nominations. Provoked to know what the buzz was about, at least once, I set the DVR.

Wow. Luscious is the best word. The sets, the costumes, the images, the dialogue, the story. It defines, to me, What Is Sexy. From like, before, you know?

What I like best? Scene after scene after scene with what is NOT said. What is left to us to interpret, to noodle, to recognize and go "Yes!".

John Maeda's Laws of Simplicity, Law #10:

"Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful."

Mad Men embodies this law. Check it out.

(Ok. So I'm in lust with Jon Hamm. Sue me!)


Sheena said...

I have heard a ton of yackity yack about Mad Men this year, but most honestly and genuinely think I've lost the taste for visual entertainment.

CheekierMeSly said...

I know what you mean, Sheena. I've never been bitten by the movie addiction bug like most. By visual entertainment jones is best satisfied with live stuff - i.e., music.

But this show is SEXY. And subtle. Give it a whirl.

LB said...

I watched some of last season and I agree with the Jon Hamm comment. But Jon Hamm and John Slattery aside, the show did not keep my attention. Sorry. I guess I am just not good with the subtle or Emmy worthy.

Robin said...

I've been watching it since it started and love it. I'll fight you for Johnny boy. Love. Him. The era, the sets, all of it is great as you said. So mid-century.