Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The 40s & 50s

Started Mad Men the other day. Already getting caught up! Just finished the 3rd episode of the first season and have a lot of questions. It makes me think about a lot of things - why are these people so unhappy?

As a supplement to my viewing, I am also reading When Kafka was the Rage, a memoir from the 40s that takes place in Greenwich Village in NYC. It's a neat book that shows an entirely different side of life than the Mad Men series. Whereas the Mad Men are totally middle class executives with stay at home wives in Greenwich, CT, these characters in the Kafka book are boho artists who only care about painting, writing, reading.

It will be interesting to see what people watch and read about the 2000s in NYC in 60 years.

1 comment:

Randi said...

Watching Mad Men makes me want to take up smoking.