Hello-Hello, welcome to a lovely new week, it is a gorgeous day here in The Great Midwest, hopefully it is the same in your corner of the globe.
We take a look today at the just-released promos for Mad Men Season 5.
With thanks to Life of a Suburban Princess for letting us know the
Jon Hamm Don Draper promo is out, it seems things will pick up where they left off….if one can remember that far back.
The show has been off the air since October. Of 2010. The Consort’s comment after seeing the promo speaks to what could be a challenge for the show, he noted that he couldn’t even remember how last year’s series ended. When told there was a “cliffhanger,” he merely responded with a shake of his head, saying he didn’t remember it. In all candor, I don’t either.
AMC and the show’s producers will have to find ways that will engage viewers, get them to care and connect with the program again. The new promo uses video and full screen graphics like this:
The jury is out on whether promises of debauchery are the best way to get viewers excited about the show. It’s likely most
women viewers are primarily interested in this:
Although it probably never hurts to tell everyone this:
Series star Jon Hamm has been out and about on behalf of the show in the UK, below left we show him promoting Mad Men at an event last week, and on the right, at an awards show in London.
The season premieres with a two-hour show Sunday, March 25, followed by 13 one-hour episodes. To see the entire 30-second ‘Don is Back’ promo click here.
There are other promos, including a ‘Roger is Back‘ version.
We’re also reminded in this one that debauchery is back, as are lust (gasp) and several additional activities mentioned in the other promos. It goes without saying
(so allow me to go ahead and say it) things of this nature are far too racy for your faithful scribe to view. (Cough-cough.)
Fans will be pleased to know this is not the last season for Mad Men, more from Broadway World:
The cable network recently announced that the award-winning series will run for three additional seasons, with the series finale coming at the end of the show’s seventh season.
Will the show’s return help fill the gap left by the end of Downton Abbey?
That remains to be seen, but it can certainly ease the ache, don’t you think?
We leave you with something from DA sure to prompt a smile, especially if you missed it last night: a collection of Dame Maggie Smith’s best lines set to a somewhat hipper beat than what the show’s soundtrack offers.