If you’re a fan of Mad Men (which returns to the air Sunday night), you should probably read this long feature by Eleanor Clift, who discusses the show in terms of her own experiences as a secretary in the Sixties. It’s quite good..

If you’re not a fan of Man Men, I feel kinda sorry for you. Or maybe envious because you still have the chance to discover what may be the best serial drama ever on the tube somewhere down the road and get to experience it from the beginning. I know people who have done that with Friday Night Lights, another show right up there near the top of the list, and they suggest that, in some ways, having the whole story available and the ability to approach it at a chosen  pace is ideal. I watched a lot of Battlestar Galactica in that fashion and when I caught up and had to wait for weekly episodes the last two seasons it was very frustrating.