The show Mad Men gets quite a bit of coverage here on ACL, everything from the sixties era style, to the character’s excessive alcohol consumption. While I don’t want to go overboard obsessing about the show (might be too late, the AMC series even has its own category), it is worth pointing out that a few enterprising people (or the AMC marketing department, but I doubt they have what it takes to pull this off see comments) have picked up where the show leaves off and are keeping the characters going 24/7 on Twitter. At first glance it seemed a little goofy, but after a while I really started to enjoy the constant twittering of Betty saying things like: “Trying to spend more time with @sally_draper and @robert_draper, so they don’t feel invisible. It’s hard on them with Don not around” and “Looking for my grandmother’s recipe for German noodles.”
Robert Draper likes to talk about robots (remember when Don threw Bobby’s robot in the kitchen?): “The Robot Army is going to eat peanut butter and jelly today.” Bobby also likes to discuss sixties era pastimes. “Playing spaceman in daddy’s dry cleaning plastic bag! FUN!”
There is even a Mad Men on Twitter watchdog group, complete with an email address for tips!?! WTF!
The (mostly) complete list of Mad Men Twitter characters:
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Those Mad Men twitter accounts are actually controlled by the fans; you can read about the war AMC waged on these Twitter accounts (they are the biggest boneheads in history)
I’ve never seen a single episode and I don’t know anyone who actually watches it either, but I can’t escape all the talk. Is it really that good?
Good looking out Levi. I guess it’s time for me to set up that “Mad Men” google alert!
FFS â€” I’m not going there. Only idiots answer rhetorical questions.
I was just talking about this the other day. I think they add to the show. They are so in character.
And don’t forget this place:
When even a company as seemingly forward thinking as AMC tries to quash fan enthusiasm you really have to wonder – do these people deserve our money?
Twitter itself is a bit too…uhm…silly to make this worthwhile, but well done on the effort.
The show is good, but the fervor surrounding it (perpetuated by GQ and others in the world of men’s fashion) in the last year makes me like it less. Maybe because the stylistic aesthetics of 1964 don’t appeal to the youth. Ari Gold, and Chuck Bass of Gossip Girl, are still the two best dressed males on television.
Reading the Twitter streams is problematic, however – if you’re a fan of the show, isn’t it odd to read something so willfully anachronistic? It’s like slash fiction where Huck Finn talks about his Facebook page. And if you’re not a fan of the show, would you care?
actually there are 2 betty drapers. The tweets you quoted came from @bettydraper. (just checked via search.)
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