Monday, October 03, 2011

What do you mean it's not really his thing? What's that supposed to mean? It's not really his thing. What the fuck is that supposed to mean?

So it's too early to call either way, but I'm not hating Pan Am.

Initially I wasn't going to watch it because all the pre-buzz was knocking this and some other show for being Mad Men rip-offs. Or at least desperate clingers-on. And honestly, this show doesn't even slightly remind me of Mad Men. It may be set in the early 60s, but that's about it.

And it is certainly far less stylish, nuanced or intelligent. That doesn't mean it can't still be entertaining, what the hell. The characters have a ways to go--especially Christina Ricci's character. Tom and Lorenzo nailed it--so far she's nothing more than a (horribly obvious) mouthpiece for social change. There was very nearly an after-school special moment in last night's episode.

So it's definitely still struggling to find its feet. It's only two episodes in, which can no doubt be found online. And it's on Sunday nights, an empty night on my Tivo schedule these days. So I'm kind of enjoying it so far. (And I don't find the anachronistic hairstyles quite as distracting as TLo.) If nothing else, it's entertaining as hell to see what flights might have once been like, even if this is exaggerated. (There's a scene where two stewardesses pass each other side by side in the aisle.) Hahahhahah, riiiiiiiiiiiiight. Sigh.


Friend L said...

Oh, the humanity. Sunday nights: Breaking Bad. Boardwalk Empire. Dexter. Are you kidding me?????? I know that our tastes don't always jive (Ellen: "Contagion, meh") but this post is just insanity.

Ellen Aim said...

Some of us don't get the "fancy" channels, L. ;P

And Breaking Bad I watch on Netflix in order to start at the beginning!!

Ellen Aim said...

And for what it's worth, I am willing to award Contagion bonus points for the Gwenyth autopsy scene.