MAN MEN (2007 – 2015 )

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Cast: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser

It’s 1960 and the Madison Avenue advertising men, of the Sterling Cooper Agency are masters of their domain. Between their four martini lunches, two pack-a-day smoking habits and their pervasive sexual harassment of female coworkers, these men happen to be  executives the of one of the most prestigious  advertising company. Don Draper (John Hamm), Creative Director of Sterling Cooper and the subject of admiration from all of his coworkers with the exception of Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser). Pete is one of the firm’s young Account Managers who desperately lusts for Don Draper’s job and secretary Peggy Olsen (Elisabeth Moss).

The focus is here the men and women working in the 60’s with sexually harassment flying left and right, and the roles of men and women back then. It revolves around office politics / gossip and sexual harassment. The affairs with the secretaries, even the wife having affairs while their husbands were putting 12 hours at the office. You se back then every thing was simple no cable, no cell phone  internet, although very few woman was working most of them were housewife taking care of the kids, even some of them were juggling both kids and working. It was the 60’s the sexual revolution started In 1961 some has invented the birth control pill, Ho! boy. The show is very  well written as well as the casting. The show takes its time to develops its characters, that’s what I love about it. The decors in the 60’s is authentic as hell in this show even the costumes my hats to the designers. It is going to be an addictive show once you get to see the Pilot. It is provocative, sensational, raw, and purely entertaining. I have it in my collection.

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A YOUNG DOCTOR’S NOTE (2012 – )

 

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Creator: Mikhail Bulgakov.

Cast: Jon Hamm, Daniel Radcliffe, Adam Godley.

It is 1917 a young doctor Just graduated from medical school top of his class. He arrived in this village in Russia about the time of the Russian revolution to work at a local hospital. Later on he struggles to his morphine addiction.

A Young Doctor’s Notebook is a British dark comedy television series adapted from the autobiographical works of the Russian author and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov. Here is a great series. It uses narration and flashback. You see the doctor 16 years later still addicted  to morphine and caught by the Russian police. He written prescription for dead people so he can fees his morphine addiction. Then you will go back 16 years earlier when he was a young doctor when he first started as a doctor at the hospital. The thing is this young doctor is seeing himself 16 years later and talk to himself sort of speak. This is a dark comedy with drama with some gruesome pictures of amputation and such. back then they din’t know  too much in medicine they were just learning. This one is not for kids a little warning there. It has only 4 episodes of 25 minutes each. So enjoy this one and have fun with it.

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A Young Doctors Notebook