Thursday, January 26, 2012

Born in the Wrong Era

I've always felt a tiny bit misplaced in life.

In second or third grade I read Molly's series of the American Girl books. I remember wanting to be her.

When I was 12 years old, my favorite TV show was I Love Lucy. In 1996.

And now that I'm all grown up, I have a strange fascination with anything involving 50s housewives.

I think I would have fit in pretty well about 50, 60, or 70 years ago. I would have loved to have grown up during that time. (Aside from the fact that I can't imagine life without my iPhone).

So you can imagine my excitement when I discovered Mad Men about a week ago!

Don't get me wrong...I had heard of the show. I don't live under a rock. (No offense if you actually haven't heard of the show. If that's the case then I'm a jerk). But somehow I thought the show was about the Mafia or something. How I got that wrong impression, I have no idea! Anyway, if you haven't seen it, it's about a fictional ad agency on Madison Avenue. (hence the name "Mad Men.") It is set in the 1960s. (hence the reason why I am beyond obsessed with it).

Do you watch this show? The actual theme and tone are a bit depressing. However, the beautiful sets and costumes more than make up for that in my book.

The main family in the story is the Drapers. And here is their beautiful home. Just look at those cars! *swoon*

Oh to have a dining room/dinner party like this one. Maybe someday

It all just makes me nostalgic for a time that I didn't even exist in

I understand that AMC is probably overly-romanticizing everything. But I still love it.

And what do I love most about the whole thing?

Betty Draper.

She is such a glamorous housewife! I want to wear a big dress, heels, and pearls like that while I do housework!

She is who I want to be when I grow up :-)

Now, I've only watched about five episodes of season 1 so far. And I'm not sure...but I have a hunch that Betty is about to completely lose her mind and go totally crazy. But I'm ignoring that for now because I love her so much.

Do you watch Mad Men? I'm so excited I discovered it! It's available for instant streaming through case you didn't know :-)


  1. I haven't watched Mad Men but I want to! Like you, I love anything 50's and 60's related...I think that's why I liked the show Pan Am so much too!

  2. Oh my goodness this post related to me too!!!!! I just said today that I was born in the wrong era haha. And about a month ago I got hooked on Mad Men... I watched season 1 on Netflix in a week and I'm on season 3 now. Some parts of the story (all the drinking, sleeping around, etc) is annoying but I love the characters and just the whole "feel" of the show!


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