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Don Draper is a deadringer for a man I once had a very long term relationship with - not in looks but in his ways. For reasons I still can't fathom, I was with him for 9 years, on and off, and his laconic ways drove me crazy. Just say something for God's sake!! Draper's mannerisms are unnervingly similar, the way he holds his cigarette (yeah, I can't believe I used to go out with a chain smoker, what was I thinking?) and the grimace when he takes a slug of whiskey.
Yet despite the cathartic nature of watching Mad Men, as I try to work though the failings of my previous relationships, it's the women in Mad Men that keep me watching. Betty Draper, the ice-maiden; Peggy Olson the ambitious, liberated girl learning to be a woman in a man's world; and the utterly fantastic, voluptuous Joan. Who would not want to be Joan, she is so beautiful and smart. In fact don't tell anyone but I think I have a girl crush on Joanie.
So I just had to tell you that Mad Men is a great show. Who knew?