It was epic.
I don't what it is....Maybe its because Skyfall just opened in cinemas and there's been a lot of Bond frenzy lately.Or perhaps 'You only Live Twice' is one of my two favorite Bond theme song,with the other one being 'Diamonds are Forever' by Shirley Bassey...I just love that cliffhanger.
To tell you the truth,i don't follow Mad Men religiously. But i've watched enough episodes to understand the drama that's been going on throughout the seasons, especially Don Draper's character and story development. Don Draper could always be counted on for one thing: seducing women. But the beginning of season 5, it looked as if his womanizing days were over when he married his second love, the stunning and wise Meagan. But something happened and all bets are off. If you follow the show, you'd understand what's Don's smirk represent. I'm really excited to see what the creator have install for for the next season.
I really appreciate the originality of the show. You can tell that the creator did a lot of research in portraying the hey days of the advertising industry set during that era by looking at the production value of the show; the costume design,make up, set design, cultural/political/historical references etc.
With good storytelling and strong cast,it's one of the best shows i've seen so far. And being in advertising myself, i understand the dramas that goes around behind closed door of the advertising world.
Apart from the advertising and office politics references ,the show was nostalgic. It reminded me a lot about P.Ramlee, about the music back in the days, the black/white films, women in traditional kebaya dresses , prima donnas like Maria Menado, Sarimah and of course, Saloma.
It seemed like a cool era to be in.