Mad Men's idealistic, yet stereotypical view on the 1960's continued on AMC tonight with another episode that failed to dazzle the viewer or keep them from dozing off on the couch. The one-dimensional acting of the program is only furthered by obvious plotlines and endings. The jokes have a worse batting average than Jason Giambi without steroids and the less than spectacular writing leaves the viewer wondering how this show is receiving such critical acclaim. This episode accomplished nothing and this "more of the same" vibe that Mad Men is producing is not even attempting to reinvigorate my interest in the series.
When Mad Men premiered last summer it was fresh and original. A slice of Americana when the Presidents were war heroes instead of inexperienced moguls with large mouths, and equally humongous ears. The addition of the dog in the office seemed like the comic relief portion of a CW Network TV series instead of a contender, and possible victor of the Emmy award for Outstanding Drama Series.
Instead of bad sex scenes how about the show trades in for exciting storylines. The stock of Mad Men is falling at Enron levels in Season 2.