Friday 22 September 2017

David Quinn: Olwyn shows that Mad Men got women wrong

David Quinn

David Quinn

WHAT do the hit series 'Mad Men' and the decision of Olwyn Enright to quit her Dail seat at the next election have in common? Answer: both have a lot to say about women, work and politics, both sexual and otherwise.

On Sunday night, 'Mad Men', which is set in a Manhattan advertising agency in the early 1960s, won the best drama Emmy for the third year in a row. It deserved it.

As anyone who watches it knows, 'Mad Men' is well acted, well written, the story lines are gripping (usually) and it looks fantastic. In Don Draper, it has the most charismatic and compelling central character of any TV series in a long time.

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