Honestly Kid

by Daniel Damkoehler


2nd thoughts

Mad Jen

madjenA quick nod to my pal Jen Getzinger.

The WSJ quotes her in a nice piece on Mad Men, her cur­rent show.

I’ll admit I was a bit slow to catch on to it, myself. Not for lack of inter­est, but lack of the oth­er thing: time. I’d caught an episode once or twice (Jen’s TV direc­to­r­i­al debut among ’em — pret­ty bril­liant BTW) but didn’t real­ly fall for the show until I dove into the DVDs about a month ago. I’m more than hooked, I’m reeled in and loaded on the boat.

More than a styl­ish­ly vivid recre­ation of of the 60s Mad Ave plas­tic fan­tas­tic lifestyle, the show picks at the whole idea of American adver­tis­ing — the peo­ple, the place, and the not-so-long-ago-or-altered val­ues — to uncov­er the many and var­i­ous motives still dri­ving us Americans to keep try­ing, fail­ing, and (typ­i­cal­ly only inad­ver­tent­ly) suc­ceed­ing at per­son­al rein­ven­tion.

Kudos Getzinger! I’m itchin’ for sea­son three