Wednesday, November 11, 2009

MAD MEN & Rolex: The Number 1 TV Show Today

"History may not repeat itself, but it sure does rhyme." –Mark Twain

MAD MEN & Rolex
The Number 1 TV Show Today

In case you are not familiar with MAD MEN, it is probably the best TV show I have ever seen with the exception of The Sopranos–but that should come as no surprise because MAD MEN is produced by Mathew Weiner who was a writer and executive producer on the Sopranos. MAD MEN just completed its third season this last Sunday and to date it has won many Emmy and Golden Globe Awards.

In 2008 and 2009 MAD MEN won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series Drama and in 2008 Jon Hamm won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series for his performance as Donald Draper. In 2008 MAD MEN received 16 Emmy Award nominations total.

So what makes MAD MEN the hottest TV show today? Many things. By the way, on a side note, it just so happens the star of MAD MEN, Jon Hamm who plays the character of Donald Draper (pictured below sitting down) is currently filming a movie in which he plays my namesake grandfather, Jake Ehrlich Sr. You can learn more about Jon Hamm playing Jake Ehrlich Sr., by clicking here.

MAD MEN is an American period drama TV series set in the early 1960s. It is about the early days of American advertising on New York's Madison Avenue. [Think: Madison Ad Men=MAD MEN].

MAD MEN is amazing because of the tremendous attention to detail. The Donald Draper character played by Jon Ham is married to his wife Betty Draper who is played by the amazingly beautiful January Jones. Betty & Donald Drapper are kind of like Ward & June Cleaver meet Bonnie & Clyde.

MAD MEN explores the deeper, darker side of human character in the most fascinating ways. January Jones character, Betty Draper is simple and complex at the same time. Once you think you have figured her out, you realize you know nothing about her.

Rolex Hotness: January Jones
Yellow-Gold Rolex Daytona

Betty Draper is played by January Jones who began her career as a fashion model. She is pictured below in a recent photo shoot wearing a Rolex Daytona on her wrist. Obviously not from the TV Show.

January Jones is also featured on this months cover of GQ Magazine.

There are Rolex watches all over MAD MEN and we see a yellow gold Rolex Day-Date on a character in the screen shot below. They even mention at the end of Season 2 they want to get Rolex as an account.

Also the character who plays the art director named Salvatore "Sal" Romano (played by Bryan Batt) wears a two-tone Rolex Datejust in seasons 1 through 3. Sal's character is pictured standing up third from the left side of the photo.

Despite the fact that January Jones is the definite hotness, the show also has a character named Joan Harris-Holloway played by Christina Hendricks who, at least in my mind is the super-hotness!!! She is pictured below with Jon Hamm. Ouwwwwchh!!!!!!

I think Christina Hendricks plays her role to the T, and did I mention she is gorgeous!?!!!!

Since MAD MEN takes place in the early sixties, it has a kind of male-chauvinist, Archie Bunker, "When girls were girls and men were men" kind of vibe. If you have no idea what I am talking about, then you have no idea what I am talking about ;-))))

MAD MEN just blows my mind and if you have watched it over the last three seasons you know what I am talking about. If you have not watched it over the last three years, you are in for a great treat because you can watch the episodes back to back to back–kind of like how you can spend a weekend watching the Sopranos.