Now, make no mistake. If Jesus came now instead of two thousand years ago, I don’t think he’d spend a lot of time watching television. There is too much poverty, injustice, and suffering in our world for him to waste even a moment on even the best entertainment. So, please, take this column with a grain of salt. We know that Jesus doesn’t Tivo—but we do.
Mad Men is an Emmy-winning series on the cable channel AMC, set in an advertising firm in 1960 (Season One) and 1962 (Season Two). Matthew Weiner, the creator of the show, is dedicated to showing, as authentically as he can, what life was like in the early 60s. From the set design, to costumes, to cultural references, every minute detail is planned carefully. Even if the plots and characters were dull, the show would be worth watching just for the gorgeous costumes and detailed office sets.