Friday, May 28, 2010
I started renting season 1 of Mad Men this week. I haven't had cable for 7 years (I find it makes me life more fulfilling without it), so when I want to watch shows, I have to rent them from Blockbuster. I am on disc 2 so far, and I really do like it. If you can get past the terrible sexism and racism (authentic to the era), it's a wonderfully acted, superbly designed show. The clothes are to die for and I could listen to Jon Hamm talk for days. Something about his voice is so soothing to me.
"Nostalgia - it's delicate, but potent. Teddy told me that in Greek, 'nostalgia' literally means 'the pain from an old wound'. It's a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn't a spaceship, it's a time machine. It goes backwards, and forwards... it takes us to a place where we ache to go again. It's not called the wheel, it's called the carousel. It let's us travel the way a child travels - around and around, and back home again, to a place where we know are loved". -Don Draper