Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Set Your Watch For The Hour

Now, you all know how much I love me some Mad Men.  I can't get enough of the glamour and grit of life in New York City in the early 1960s - whether you were momentarily up or down on the wheel of fortune, possibilities seemed to be always around the corner.  I was heartbroken when I read that season five won't be aired until early 2012.  What will I do for the many cold and lonely months until then?

Salvation is coming, though, in the form of a new show that seems to tick all the boxes.  "The BBC," says The Sunday Times, "has taken a lead out of Mad Men's style book with its cool 1950s newsroom drama. The Hour has sexy stars, clever plots, great sets, and sharp dialogue."

Oh, [expletive] yes.

Check out this six-part series, the first episode of which airs on 19 July, and be prepared to question your allegiance to Sterling Cooper Draper Price.


  1. I love Mad Men too! This show looks good as well but it will have to work hard to be equal to MM in my mind. I just started watching Sherlock on Netflix and I really like it! Have you seen it?

  2. Christian, keep an open mind. You can do it. Rah rah rah.

    Mary - YES I love the new Sherlock! I once sat next to Martin Freeman (Watson) on the Tube. Very exciting :)


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