I know I’m coming late to the party, but I’ve just stared watching Mad Men, that TV series about a fictional Madison Avenue ad agency back in the 60’s. And I have to say I’m loving it. Not only is it a great series, but it also shines a light on what life was like in those days, with all the sexism, racism, and politically incorrect behaviour that we sometimes think we have outgrown, but which periodically surface even today. The characters are the usual damaged people that make these shows interesting, and the writing and acting are both very good.
Except for one thing.
I cannot look at Pete Campbell, that smarmy, arrogant, self-aggrandizing little rich kid,
without seeing this:
It really takes the shine off.