Michael B. Duff

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AMC shuts down Mad Men Twitter accounts

UPDATE: Quote of the day goes to Peggy_Olson: “Pleased to discover it’s not hard to make friends in advertising after all. But the guys in legal are humorless, and frankly not too bright.”

UPDATE 7:33 p.m.: Mad Men characters are back on the air. More details if I can get one of them on record.

Typical. I spend 800 words praising AMC for being innovative and cool, it turns out to be a fan project, and the giant clueless corporation invokes copyright to shut them down.

I said Hollywood doesn’t get the Internet, and AMC seems determined to prove me right.

Idiots.

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Written by Michael B. Duff

August 26, 2008 at 10:53

Posted in TV

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  1. I think that Mad Men is one of the best shows in recent times. I am addicted to this show and unfortunately it only gets around 500000 veiwers a week. If AMC doesn’t seem to want any attention then they will sink their own ship.

    Jason

    August 26, 2008 at 21:23

  2. i hate the show. it’s the sopranos set in the 1950s ad world, when it was ok to treat women like shit, which makes us accept it. a male writer’s fantasy fulfillment. as was the sopranos.

    cynthia

    August 26, 2008 at 23:57

  3. I was wondering when I’d hear from Cynthia on this. I remember you didn’t like the show.

    Unfortunately, the thing you hate about it is the reason most people watch it.

    The awful treatment of women and minorities is captivating to people in this age of political correctness.

    It’s a kind of social pornography now, viewing forbidden behavior using history as an excuse.

    michaelduff

    August 27, 2008 at 22:30

  4. yes precisely. i’m uncomfortable with the pleasures the show is offering us and frustrated that no one else seems bothered by it.

    cynthia

    August 28, 2008 at 12:59

  5. I was going to argue with you and try to explain why the show isn’t that bad; then I wondered, how long until we get a show set during the Civil War, showing us all how fun it was to own slaves.

    I guess people aren’t bothered by the show’s depiction of women because they know it’s all about to change.

    Will Mad Men last long enough to take us through the feminist movement?

    Is Peggy Olson supposed to be the hero of the show, enduring these awful abuses to remind us how far we’ve come?

    michaelduff

    August 28, 2008 at 14:24

  6. i wrote this on my twitter awhile back but i’ll repeat here–a quote from roger sterling in a recent episode sums up the entire appeal of the show. referring to stewardesses, he said “i like those little girls they have. you know they’re completely captive?” i imagine that’s what most people feel about the show in general.

    i am being one-sided and reductive of course, but we got rid of this shit for a reason, what is the purpose of bringing it back?

    cynthia

    August 28, 2008 at 16:56

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