Completely late in the game but I’ve just discovered (and have become addicted to) “Mad Men”
OMG! Why didn’t you guys tell me how awesome this show is?!!
Yes, the salacious story lines and sordid affairs are intriguing. The ongoing themes of greed, power and deception have all left me hooked for the next episode and the next and the…then it’s way past midnight.
Above all, I love the fact that I can watch it, study the main characters and completely judge them guilt-free and with complete validation.
Smoking and drinking while pregnant, letting your child play with a dry cleaning plastic bag over their head, drink driving, slapping another person’s child across the face, the sexist and misogynistic cringeworthy comments not only from men but from women themselves, self-deprecating their own social standing.
This is was early 60’s and wow! what an effed up, insane time it was!
Then I thought, what will our children or even our grandchildren think about our society?
What would they look back and balk at in disbelief? What will be completely inconceivable to them about our current society? What will they know that we won’t? How long is a piece of futuristic string?
“OMG, can you believe they held those high radiation, brain-cell burning phones to their heads when they spoke??? What the?”
“Same-sex marriage was illegal??! Whaaaa?”
“People actually physically drove to shops, stressed themselves out trying to find a parking spot, then dealt with the pains of queuing up in lines to buy stuff???”
“People took photos of themselves and posted it on the internet? Er, why???”
“The Australian team wore that to the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games? No way!!!”
I could keep on going but I need to start packing for the long weekend.
So what are your thoughts? What aspects of our era will future generations think was total whack?
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