So sue me! But don’t be disappointed because even if you win I have no money to give you, just lots of spices that I never use. Those things get expensive!
I watched Mad Men during its first season in 2007. I had read a review of it somewhere and it was supposed to be THE show. Someone from Sopranos was involved. I thought, why not.
I watched the show each week out of obligation, like going to church on Sundays, which coincidentally, was the day it aired. I kept waiting for something to happen. Sure, Don Draper was hot. Yes, Joan made me want to get breast implants. I appreciated the show, kind of like you appreciate Shakespeare. You know you’re supposed to like it but you never really do.
I stuck with it but never quite got it. By the time the second season came around in the summer of 2008, Mad Men was everywhere. I watched the first episode and realized I didn’t like it. So I gave it up.
There are times when I feel like I’m missing out on a huge pop cultural phenomenon. I feel left out. But it’s my choice and I’m sticking to it, because honestly it would take way too many hours to get caught up at this point, and my DVR is already full.