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.


Charles Gramlich said...

I haven't seen this. I did really enjoy "The Shield." I caught an episode of "Breaking bad" the other day and it was in the same vein and quite good.

Lana Gramlich said...

If it were up to me everyone in advertising would be rounded up for the next holocaust, so I think I'll skip this one. Cool DVD case, regardless.

Leon said...

I worked one day as an extra on Mad Men (near the beginning of the 1st season). The setting was a New York City tea room. It was shot at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Fun day and there was a lot of smoking although I believe they used clove cigarettes. I do know it was not tobacco.

Sidney said...

I bet that was a cool experience, Leon. There seem to be a lot of Broadway actors in the show, so I had kind of decided they must be filming in New York. Guess that's the magic of television.

Erik Donald France said...

I love Mad Men! Totally cool. Hopefully they'll expand into even more characters in the second season.

Cool for Leon! Yeahdawg!

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