Welcome to “Somebody Convince Me”, our new feature where we turn it over to you, the readers. Speaking for myself, I have a lot weird pop culture hang-ups. Shows, movies, or musical artists that I refuse to participate in for whatever reason. With this new feature, we are going to let you convince us that we are wrong. Up first on the docket: Mad Men.
I have had so many people try to tell me that I would love this show and then there is all of those awards and critical accolades. All that set aside, Jon Hamm in a 60’s era suit should be enough to sway me, but I have never been able to convince myself to dive into this one.
I should mention that I watched the pilot and the second episode, but decided that the characters all seemed too despicable and their problems too dramatic for me to see myself getting invested.
Convince me that I am wrong! Or are my concerns valid and I should just count this as a pop culture blind spot?