Infidelity, alcoholism, smoking and sexism. Good ol’ American virtues!
In my opinion Mad Men is currently best show on TV, success has not just been due to the delivery on production; costume design and beautiful actors, but the quality of writing in the script itself. Critically acclaimed it has won fifteen Emmys and four Golden Globes, which may explain why you can get your hands on Mad Men BARBIE DOLLS. These are actually classified as premium price collector items for adults and it is therefore justifiably wrong to label them “Barbie Dolls” as prices der doll range from £70 to double that! The personification of Betty Draper into Barbie is particularly ironic, as to me she is the ideal Barbie…blonde and beautiful yet emotionally immature. While living in her dream house, with what at first appears to be the perfect 60s family, inevitability her soul has wasted away.
I must however admit I am a newbie when it comes to the “Mad for Mad Men” fan club, having only recently come across the series. However I have already successful introduced and pushed two of my housemates onto the ever growing bandwagon. To find out that the television series has attained such a high level of popular-culture cachet to endorse dolls has literally blown my mind! I WANT THEM. (However Joan’s bottom and bosom needs to be larger….insane hourglass figure on that woman!)
Mad Men: Series 5 begins on Sky Atlantic at 9pm 27th March