Eugene O'Neil reading.
Can anyone define what makes MAD MEN the best show on TV (IMHO)? Is it the enigmatic nature of the characters, the way the writers tinge each scene with what is coming soon in terms of societal change, the sadness that each character carries inside, the almost intuitive grasp of how arcs can be very small and still satisying. I especially admired the scenes with the prison guard in the waiting room, the scene with Pete Campbell interrogating the elevator operator in the elevator (loved his line about how all jobs have their ups and downs), of Betty in her twilight sleep wandering the hallways of her life, of Don making hash for his daughter. All of these were harbingers of changes to come in the next few years. Brilliant for me.