Saturday, July 19, 2008

Summer TV Premiers

Mark your calendars for Sunday, 7/27 at 10pm on AMC, for the premier of Season Two of Mad Men. And don't just take my word for it that it is a great show, it has been nominated for sixteen, yes 16, awards for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards which will air at 9 p.m. Sept. 21 on ABC.(link).

Get ready for the second season of this under-the-radar drama set in 1960 New York’s ruthless advertising world. The series follows Don Draper, the biggest ad man — and ladies man — in the business, and his colleagues at the Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency. As Don makes plays in the boardroom and the bedroom, he struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels. Political correctness? Smoke-free offices? Sexual harassment awareness? None of it existed back then ... making this one juicy series.
And even though you missed the Season Four premier of The Closer earlier this week, TNT repeats episodes often enough that you can catch up without any problems.
Each episode of The Closer deals with an aspect of the Los Angeles culture as it interfaces with law enforcement in the mega-city. The show deals with complex and subtle issues of public policy ethics, personal integrity, and profound questions of good and evil. The rather large character ensemble is sophisticated in its own exploration of the human condition, touching on individual faiths, traditional religious influences in the lives and communities of contemporary society, and the breakdown and dysfunction of family systems, work teaming, and government responsibility.

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