Mad Men Stirs Controversy, Grabs Attention Ahead Of Season 5
After a seventeen month absence, you’d think Mad Men had built up enough tension for it’s return. But the show is grabbing even more headlines this week with a 9/11-related controversy and more teasing peaks about the future of the characters.
Mad Men has used the falling silouette of Don Draper to open every episode of the show since its debut; but when that falling man image started appearing on posters all around New York City, some New Yorkers who lived through September 11th, and concerned citizens in general, began to cry foul.
At first, the image was on telephone booths and in the subways. But when the posters moved to outdoor billboards and the sides of buildings, the complaints got worse.
AMC told the New York Times that the image was “a metaphor,” and”in no way references actual events.”
Meanwhile, the team continues to offer other tantalizing, vague comments about the show. In an interview with Culture Vulture, Jon Hamm (who stars as Don Draper) said he knows “exactly” what the ending of the entire series is, and co-star Elizabeth Moss implied she also knew too much to talk about. But neither would give any hints.
What are you expecting from the future of Mad Men?