THE BEAT GOES ON: MAD MEN’S MEETS MOD 60’S WITH NEW SEASON

BY LANCE AVERY MORGAN

The Cast of Mad Men
The Cast of Mad Men

Revisionist history? Nope, it’s Mad Men’s new season on AMC that will chronicle a sea of 60s change as it premieres this week. Mad Men is an American period drama television series created and produced by Matthew Weiner and launched in 2007, The series was renewed for a sixth season,[1] which premiered this past Sunday night to more critical acclaim than usual.

Every pop cultural hipster knows that Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially the office locale was at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.

Christina Hendricks
Christina Hendricks

It follows the lives, and many times, small nuances of the show’s primary characters from pre-teen daughters to octogenarian bosses from the office places to their suburban prisons, and all cocktail bars in between, because according to the show, everyone liked to have a rip-roaring good time back in the 60s.

Will the cast accept the times that were ‘a changing or will they resist what will persist?  Tune in Sundays to see how our parents and grandparents might have also reacted to the times.

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