Thursday, August 16, 2012
A Scene That Best Describes a TV Show
It's probably only because I am rewatching MAD MEN that this thought came to me. I was watching a mid-season episode from Year 2. Don has purchased a baby blue Coup de Ville and takes the family out for a picnic. The car door is open and music blares from the running car. When they are finished with their picnic, he tosses a beer can into the woods and all of the paper products are left to blow in the wind. At the same time, Don is very careful about treatment of his new car, inspecting hands, forbidding silly putty.
To me this scene perfectly captures the careless people the series depicts. Oh, I remember days when the absence of public trashcans meant you could toss paper and trash. But this group of people are careless with their lives. There priorities are skewed. They are arrogant, foolish, supercilious, insecure and perfectly human.
Can you think of a scene that captures the essence of a TV show you like(d)?