This weekend, Mad Men returns to AMC for its sixth and penultimate season. With only 26 episodes remaining in the series, some of us are already starting to feel reflective while anticipating the premiere. The impact the show has had on modern culture can’t be overestimated, its influence permeating everything from filmmaking to fashion. But while it’s been steadily making everything old new again, we can’t help but wonder what things would look like if Don Draper and company were heading to work in 2013.
Digital Nation premieres on TV and online on February 2nd, 2010. You can view this and other documentaries on their website (even if you’re outside the U.S.)
Over a single generation, the Web and digital media have remade nearly every aspect of modern culture, transforming the way we work, learn and connect in ways that we’re only beginning to understand. FRONTLINE producer Rachel Dretzin (Growing Up Online) teams up with one of the leading thinkers of the digital age, Douglas Rushkoff (The Persuaders, Merchants of Cool), to continue to explore life on the virtual frontier.
Mad Men seems to be the only thing anyone can talk about these days when it comes to TV. It’s certainly an interesting show, although whether it’s actually about anything is debatable. It’s hard to tell whether there’s a message to be received, or whether it’s just an excuse to put a lot of beautiful people in one spot and have them drink, smoke and have sex with each other for an hour each week.
Either way, it’s still fun to watch, and to see some of the personalities that helped to shape the industry we work in today.
The recent popularity and attention being received by the show means that more and more it is finding itself being inserted into pop culture. First came the Saturday Night Live sketch featuring several of the cast members themselves…
Now comes the inevitable Simpsons parody for a recent halloween special “Treehouse of Horrors” episode.
While it’s been around for a long time now, it’s nice to see that the Simpsons still manage to keep pace with the social climate of the times and be able to churn out a reference so quickly without looking like they have missed the boat by a few months.
Season 2 of “Mad Men” – the AMC show about advertising in the good ol’ days (sort of…) – airs July 27 and here’s a promotion from the New York subway. Check out more pictures here from the subway and some of Bloomingdale’s windows.
“The world of Mad Men is moving in a new direction – can Sterling Cooper keep up? Meanwhile the private life of Don Draper becomes complicated in a new way. What is the cost of his secret identity?”
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