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Advertising people are constantly being asked, "is your job just like Mel Gibson's in What Women Want?" Or perhaps they will reference Bewitched. The media has always had a clumsy, and simplistic way of portraying the profession of advertising, as mere sitcom fodder. Yet here we have a brand new show out from AMC that again uses advertising as it's hook. It's called Mad Men. But, surprisingly, it looks like it actually might be really good. It was created by the writer and executive producer Matthew Weiner of The Sopranos. It's set in 1960 New York, during the “Golden Age” of advertising and seems to have a fresh and smart approach. The biz has changed a lot since the 60's but I'll be interested to see how we, as a group, are portrayed. From the looks of it, we might be exposed as the evil, mind manipulators that we truly are. That or drunken womanizers. I imagine the show will be either highly entertaining or will hit too close to home to watch. See for yourself on it's premiere July 19th on AMC at 10/9PM CT.
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