Mad Men is a good chunk into its sixth season: the initial excitement of the premiere is over, and it’ll be awhile before we’ll all start gearing up for the finale.
If you’re like me, you’re looking for juicy tidbits and insights to add extra interest (as if there’s not enough going on at SCDP already). If you want to impress at the next day’s water cooler chat sessions, check out Wired’s weekly commentary on the ads featured in and created by the characters in Mad Men, and issues that they tap into that run throughout that episode. These interesting mini-essays go a little deeper than the topical hooking up, breaking up, behind-closed-doors wheeling and dealing, and shameless business deals that often get the most attention. Just goes to show that there’s more thought put into the production and writing of this show than meets the eye– it’s no wonder it’s the first (and only) basic cable show to win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series.