Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Jumping on the Mad Men Bandwagon

So with Mad Men winning a third Emmy, I wanted to see what I've been missing out on.

I kept hearing all the the hype about it and finally rented the first DVD on Netflix. Unfortunately they don't have it available for streaming or I might have watched more. The first disc only has three episodes and so far so good. I don't think I'm in obsessed with it just yet but I'm sure as the show progresses, the more intriguing it will be.

Here are a few quick portrait sketches I did from the show.

Mad Men Sketches

Mad Men is set in the 1960s so there are a lot of quirks in the show that are funny to me especially instances which involve smoking. In general there is A LOT of smoking in the show. In fact I think most scenes start with one of the characters lighting up a cigarette. A couple of spots that struck me as especially funny were these (these are more stylized):

Mad Men Doctor

Mad Men Pregnant

The first one is when one of the characters goes to a gynecologist and one of the first things the doctor does, before examining the patient, is light up a cigarette.

The second one is obvious.

I know this is typical of the time period but it still caught me off guard.

Anyone else watch this show? Does it get even better?

1 comment:

  1. How ya liking Mad Men? I hear it talked about a lot, but I haven't actually watched any episodes...