Top 5 Mad Men tributes
Just a little something to soothe your broken heart with over the ending of an era
For eight years, Mad Men made us feel all the feelings: nostalgia for a time we didn’t know, empathy for flawed men, admiration for equally flawed but tough women, and endless lust for well-tailored suits, pocket squares and Joan Holloway (it doesn’t matter if you’re a woman or a man, Joan is universally sexy). The show was grown-up in a way that millenials suspect we’ll never be, no matter how much we age. Of course, it had to end. There is something doomed about period stories, no matter how flesh-and-blood and invincible its characters seem. The series finale of Mad Men was greeted by some very eloquent tributes that attempt to say what this show meant to its heartsick viewers.
Click through for 5 great Mad Men tributes.
If you’ve ever felt befuddled at the rage that typifies the feminist of an earlier time, then read this piece on Jezebel that examines the struggles of the women who had to share a bed, a workplace and a planet with the Mad Men.
Whether it was Meagan’s sultry rendition of Zou Bisou Bisou, or Roy Orbison closing Season 3 on the haunting, hopeful strains of Shadaroba, watching Mad Men meant emerging with a headful of new music—by which, of course, we mean old music. Here’s NPR’s (Nearly) Comprehensive Guide to the Music of Mad Men.
Meet the other grief-stricken adults across the world who just can’t even. Salon tells us Twitter can’t believe what happened on the series finale of “Mad Men” either
Goodbyes are hard, and the pain is no less real for being caused by a story someone made up. It’s okay to grieve. Fix yourself a scotch—or a Sangria because it’s too hot for scotch—and revisit the 100 most powerfully good moments from the show.