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Leave it to Beaver for Adults


I know I have only seen three full episodes of Mad Men, but I think I got the point already — we’ve evolved since the late 50s, early 60s. Still, the non-stop smoking by everyone, everywhere and at anytime (you feel like you’re living in Europe up until 2 or 3 years ago), the wet-bars in the office, women as either subservient secretaries in tight blouses or subservient housewives with the dinner ready at the table, and a total absence of child safety standards — it all goes just a little too far. I already feel like I reek of tobacco and never want to have another drink again. (By the way, how do people on TV drink that much without hangovers?)

Mad Men is like Leave it to Beaver for adults. Both are exaggerations of reality: one is unbelievably perfect, the other is just too imperfect to be believable.

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