Mad Men is my show. Well… I should clarify. I don’t mean that I have a single iota of input into its creation or continued run. Just that nobody got me to watch it other than whoever scheduled the ad to appear on BBC2 (it ran on BBC4 for the first four seasons here in the UK, and therefore nobody fucking watched it). I remember thinking “that is a show I want to watch”, wanted to get in on the ground floor. I have never missed an episode, always watched within a week of initial, local broadcast. Even though, since the move to Sky, I have had to switch to more nefarious means of watching it.
It’s the one show I watched and got attached to without ever being recommended to me by others. I feel massive attachment to it and a great level of warmth of its continued growth in success and viewers. I am straying dangerously close to “I was here first” territory but I don’t feel that way. It’s just the only one I ever found of my own accord.
Seems a little special in this age of neverending referrals from friends and social media.