Because God knows we are. Yes, our favorite show is coming back in less than 3 weeks and we are beside ourselves. We'll always love Project Runway, but nothing gets our motors running like AMC's Mad Men. If you're not already a fan, please, please, PLEASE go out and rent the season 1 DVDs immediately. Season 2 can be found on On Demand (and the first episode of S2 is currently on the AMC site here. Click on "Full Episodes").
It is, quite simply, the most intelligent, stylish, and addictive show on television. We bought the S2 DVD set the minute it came out earlier this month and we've practically worn holes in them watching them again and again. We are particularly proud when we sit through the commentary tracks with show creator Matt Weiner because he confirms practically every bit of analysis we offered last season. The only thing we missed completely was that episode where Don ran off with those amoral aristocrats in California. Had we known that the whole episode was based around old Slim Aarons photos, it would have made a lot more sense to us at the time.
And that's the thing about this show: it works on so many levels that one could literally spend hours analyzing just one episode. We are salivating over the prospect of sinking our teeth into Season 3.
AMC is slowly rolling out the promotional bits. The one that's getting everyone's attention is the above poster of Don Draper, seemingly in danger of drowning in his own office. It's an image rife with subtext and hidden meanings, so let's all overanalyze it in the comments section. The only thing we don't like about it is the fact that the gorgeous Jon Hamm looks a little too made up.
Also, InStyle.com has photos of the girls showing off their S3 looks:
Our girl Peggy is all grown up and she's ditched her ugly secretary outfits.
Joan is as fabulous and curvy and sexy as ever.
And Betty looks absolutely stunning. Take off the Miss Piggy gloves and you could walk that dress down a runway right now.
And AMC has a little teaser video with the cast:
We're inevitably going to wind up discussing the dangling plot threads of previous seasons in the comments section, so if you haven't caught up yet, please don't read further. The joy of this show is never knowing what's going to happen next. We'd feel terrible if we deprived anyone of that experience. Seriously, just trust us on this one. We've turned countless people on to this show and every one of them came away thanking us for it. It's just that good.
[Photos: amctv.com/instyle.com - Video: amctv.com]