A Poor Man’s Substitute

Thanks to extended negotiations between AMC and Matthew Weiner I was forced to spend the Summer without my Mad Men. The fifth season won’t air until Spring of 2012.

The other networks are trying to cash in on the success and style of Mad Men and had the perfect opportunity to steal the market until Spring. I tried The Playboy Club but it sucked so badly I couldn’t be bothered to even DVR it anymore. Thankfully NBC agreed and canceled it.

ABC’s Pan Am has stuck around thanks to a plot and (in my opinion) Steven Speilberg’s enduring image of Leonardo DiCaprio parading arm in arm with a bevy of stewardesses in Catch Me if You Can!

It’s no Mad Men but Pan Am will take the edge off my need for white gloves and beehive buns until Mad Men blazes back on the scene in April. It’s not a perfect fit because although Christina Ricci’s character is a bit bitchy; she’s no Joan. *sigh* Where’s my Mad Men DVD’s??


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