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Mad Men is Sex and The City for Men?

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I was held aback when I read that here and here. I don’t know about that. I haven’t seen the show but I kinda gave that crown to Entourage. Considering all its buzz and advertisements, I’ll give the show its due for capturing 60s style, especially for men, so perfectly. It doesn’t necessarily depict what today’s best-dressed would wear. But in terms of capturing a male clique dynamic, from the language to the nonsensical topics to the testosteroney ambitions of each character, Entourage has it in the bag. It’s not a perfect show but it is accurately reflective of most male groups I have come across and found myself in. Entourage achieves for men what Sex and the City achieves for women: depicting characters that say out loud what women/men in today’s world are thinking.

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“Your whole generation, you drink for the wrong reasons. My generation, we drink because it’s good, because it feels better than unbuttoning your collar, because we deserve it. We drink because it’s what men do.”

Mad Men (the series,07)

[Photo and quote taken from ShaunWill]

But with lines like these, I really HAVE to watch this show and find out what the buzz is about for myself.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted July 24, 2008 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    mmh! I should watch it!

  2. Posted July 25, 2008 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    I love Mad Men, but it is definitely not SATC for men–for one thing it has a better, more rounded cast, it appeals to both sexes, oh and then there is the fact that it just doesn’t suck…

  3. Posted July 27, 2008 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    i agree. its not sex and the city for men. madmen has a much broader range. a deeper story. and better writing.

    entourage is falling off. 2nd season was awesome.


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