Is it me, or does the summer movie season get less lustrous every year? Sure, there are standouts — this summer, The Avengers, Prometheus, and The Dark Knight Rises have all been high on my to-see list — but the majority of what’s out isn’t all that attractive. There’s an ever-widening gap between art and commerce on the big screen — which makes this the perfect time to catch up with small one. With the rise of original programming on cable, TV has taken the opposite trajectory of cinema — lately, it’s only gotten better.
So this spring, while quality was on vacation at the multiplex, I turned to Netflix to catch up on a medium I’ve neglected over the past couple of years. That means I got to check out Game Of Thrones, Hung, and Happy Endings, to name a few, but primarily it meant that I finally got around to watching Mad Men.
And guess what, you guys? Mad Men is a really good show!