Mad Men: Coming Thursday

Once upon a time, advertising was glamorous hucksterism…for white people in suits living the dream on Madison Avenue, growing fat on three-martini lunches and TV media commissions.

From the AMC website:

Mad Men is AMC’s provocative new original series from writer and executive producer Matthew Weiner of The Sopranos. Set in 1960 New York, Mad Men pulls the viewer into an unexpected new world – the high-powered and glamorous “Golden Age” of advertising – where everyone is selling something and nothing is ever what you expect it to be.

I know I’m interesed in seeing this. Do you think it’ll be good? Bad? Ever wish you were born 40 years earlier? Do you know any codgers who were around back then who can vouch for the series’ authenticity, or lack thereof?



About Dan Goldgeier

Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. Dan is also a columnist for and the author of View From The Cheap Seats and Killer Executions and Scrubbed Decks.