I don’t know if any of you have had the opportunity to watch a bit of the new Mad Men Series 5 yet? I luckily have a very good, forward-thinking boyfriend who had recorded it for me on his sky plus box (yes I am spoiled!).
I am a bit of a Mad Men enthusiast! I’ve seen every single episode of the last 4 series and was feeling the two year gap between this one and the last a little too keenly. Having only watched it on a box set, I was very surprised to see the little stunt that Sky Atlantic pulled for the first episode. They showed only advertisements from the 1960s! I was bowled over by this and I am completely sold to the TV channel even though I have been a lifelong ‘You don’t need Sky if you have a life’ kind of person! Among the more memorable ads was the original Cadburys Flake ad and the Fairy Liquid washing up liquid ad. Also included were the American Airlines and Pringles ads.
Sky Media said “Taking our inspiration from the series, we wanted to give our viewers the opportunity to enjoy adverts from the era of Mad Men and to create real event programming. I'm delighted with the response we've had from the industry."
I thought this was the greatest idea I have ever seen on Television. Not only was the show back with a bang but it had actually gone back into the period in which it was presented. With Don and the gang back and as fabulous and glamorous as ever, I am eagerly awaiting the next trip to Madison Avenue on Monday night!