Monday, September 22, 2008

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Mad Men

After hearing a lot of buzz on FX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, I finally decided to check it out and DVR a couple of episodes. I've only seen one episode so far, "Mac & Dennis: Manhunters".

Wow. Whoever is behind this show is one sick bunch. Seriously! I mean, it's kind of funny, but kind of gross! I actually was in shock by how much these guys get away with. This particular episode dealt with cannibalism and tea-bagging (and I also learned about a new Gorilla thing that I totally didn't need to know about!)

I might check it out again... but I'm not sure if I'm cool enough to really embrace the sick wackiness of it all.

Over the weekend, I also finally caught up with this season of Mad Men. Love that show! I was so excited to see them win the Emmy for best drama series. It's a slick show and very fun to watch. I'm so grateful to not be a working woman in that era but it's still interesting to see how business places worked back then.

3 fascinating comment(s) from my friends:

Amanda said...

interesting - I had never heard of the Sunny show - but their website is cute!

Mad Men is good, eh? Dan and I saw SO many ads for this that it totally make us NOT want to watch it.

audgepodge said...

So the Sunny show (as you call it) seems like a total boy show. But then again, it was a female friend that recommended it, so what do I know?

As for Mad Men - yes, you should check it out! It's set in the early 60's in the advertising world. At minimum, it's fun to see the costumes and the creative process behind advertising. But they also have this overarching storylines - like who really is the mysterious Don Draper (the lead)? He has this mysterious past that we only see bits and pieces of at a time.

pamela said...

i love both shows! i know sunny is crazy weird. but it makes me laugh. and although mad men highlights the extreme sexism in the world at the time, i just love the clothes and furniture. that's what happens when you're a designer.