Exit Mad Men: The enduring impact of iconic TV drama

April 6, 2015 1:32 AM

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Exit Mad Men: The enduring impact of iconic TV drama

And so forever farewell to Mad Men, the most stylish TV show around (yes Gossip Girl and Downton Abbey had their moments, but for the overall effect, not just of clothes and accessories, but sets, lighting, colour palettes and mood, it's got to be Mad Men). The final episodes are about to begin, crescendo of eight years of excellent television.

Man Men was an early outrider in the current revival of quality TV drama. From the iconic graphic title sequence of a man falling from a tall building (reference to Don Draper's emotional emptiness), through to the influence of the clothes worn by Joan, Betty, Megan and Peggy on catwalks, collection...

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