Thursday, April 17, 2008
Is this great packaging or what? - The Mad Men DVD
Wow, is the package for the Mad Men DVD inspired, or what? The box for season one of the '60s, Madison Avenue-set drama is shaped like a big cigarette lighter.
Since almost every character smoked constantly in keeping with the era, it's a brilliant effort.
Mad Men, like The Shield and Damages, owes a debt to The Sopranos, which opened the door to programs with complex, amoral protagonists.
Don Draper (Jon Hamm) is an ad executive with a troubled present and a mysterious past, and the firm he works for goes through some interesting campaigns in the series subplots, representing such diverse clients as Nixon and Lucky Strike.
Give it a look if it sounds interesting.