It’s quite scary how the world dates. This advertising based drama series was, unquestionably, Jeana’s and my favourite TV show back in the late 80’s and now it has returned on Sky Atlantic.
And, oh God, Mad Men it is not. Now, in its defence, it was capturing the zeitgeist of the time, not looking at history, and it does that perfectly.
The zeitgeist was quite clearly; how to be a total tosser.
Horrible, embarrassing in so many ways; in the fake Joi de vivre; in the competitiveness; in the dress; in the pursuit of money.
The whole thing reeks of pish and ham and the office based hoop shooting just makes you cringe.
This is pond life, cliched TV from hell.
How did we love it so?
Perhaps we were pond life competitive shit ourselves.
Oh and the theme tune fucking sucks now. (loved it then.)
Oh, and I wore specs like those fucking dorks.