Mad Men Appraisal

Mad Men, that often vague, always compelling opus on the American Dream, has over the years become one of the most lauded shows in a television renaissance of quality, complex storytelling. Alongside programs like Breaking Bad and Homeland, it’s proven (if there was any doubt before) that TV entertainment doesn’t have to be mindless – it can also be an artform. But despite all its critical praise, despite the fifteen Emmys, four Golden Globes, and legions of fans who over-analyze and over-investigate the minutiae of the Mad Men universe, there’s often been the complaint that has arisen season after season: Where are the black characters?Image

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