Fascinating as they may be, few of these inflated readings of the show’s appeal correspond to any recognizable reality. Today’s audiences sit enthralled—and we do—watching these characters because we want to know what happens next, who will do what to whom, and how it will all come out. That has been the response to powerful drama from time immemorial—and the reaction to “Mad Men” in what looks to be its richest season yet is no exception.
In addition to the TV series’ success, young men are wearing brimmed hats again, among them the Resident Teen,
Initially limited to fashion-forward men who would don them with skinny jeans, their popularity has widened to a much broader swath of casual fashion-watchers, reflecting the growing willingness of men to adopt more stylish looks and accessories from the past.
Definitely a trend worth watching.
Here’s last week’s episode in full (below the fold since it starts right away)