Monday, 28 January 2013
Mad Food Men
I first posted about this series here, and did its 60s glamour a complete lack of justice by complaining about its bleakness. It is not. I had only watched four episodes when I whinged my way through that post. I hadn't even taken the time to warm to the characters or worry about their love of the cancer stick. Now I would liked to say that I've been sucked in like a bit of fluff to a Dyson, except there is one little thing that bugs me at the end of every episode. (Consequently, I feel I must spew-blog about it into the public ether where it won't make any difference but will psychologically rectify things in my tiny little mind).
You're sititing there in your comfortable lounge-room, well into the third series, in a hazy 1960s glow enjoying the Mad Men decor as much as the acting for its authenticity and the resourcesfulness of the set designers, when you realise the dapper Don Draper is abruptly no more.
That's because the credits are rolling.
And it's hard to remember Don Draper is suave when he's played by someone called HAMM.
Yes, it's not okay to make fun of people's last names, nor is it mature or even sensible to do this in a blog post but it's hard when the credits keep rolling and the HAMM is followed by:
Alison BRIE (aka Trudy Campbell)
David CARBONARA (the music extraordinaire).
Dear casting directors, next time, and quite unreasonably I might add, I would like you to avoid this.
I like my escapism not to remind me of the national obesity epidemic.
What about the poor people who are watching as escapism from their DIETS?
Besides, three food names in a row makes me snort with immaturity every time and this looks most unbecoming after the hubby has a had an eyeful of the Joans and Bettys of this world.
As some advice, celery is a nice name. (I don't know if it exists on birth records anywhere, but until Mad Men I was completely unaware that CARBONARA did, so look for this among your next pool of actors and actresses).
Skate or die!,
PS Kim at Falling Face First is completely on to you. She just wrote a post about JUNK FOOD TELEVISON.
Today I'm linking up with Essentially Jess at IBOT :)