Old is gold. The saying has been proved right by the Mad men of 60s. It is easy to win hearts of the viewers and hook them up with the show by means of right story line, rich star cast and right advertising of the show. But there is nothing exact what can shut the mouths of critics. But Mad men have made it. You will be surprised to know that Mad men has snatched away four nominations out of the five saved for AMC, where it got aired. These nominations are for 2008 Television Critics Association Awards.
All of us are desperately waiting for the series and a very little time is left now till July. But may be it will win an award before it is aired again. It has got nominated for the categories of ‘Program of the year’ and ‘Outstanding Achievement in Drama’. Besides this will enter ‘Outstanding new program of the year’ category too and John Hamm, Don Draper of the show has been nominated for Individual achievement in Drama.
It is unbelievable that a series presenting the 1960’s storyline will be this successful and popular among the contemporary viewers. Who says people don’t like the old things. To be very honest I was not expecting this show to come in nomination even. Because, there are several other dramas running on TV which have quite similar storyline. But may be the sixty’s life style attracted more and more viewers. Secondly the show also depicts that how changes occurred in the social scenario of that time and we enjoy watching the old good times. But hey hey, that were not this good. After people in Draper’s ad-world were as corrupt at that time also as the success-hungry professionals of today are. But like the Draper says in the series “who cares”.