Friday, May 20, 2011

ABC's 'Pan Am' and NBC's 'The Playboy Club' try to replicate 'Mad Men' success -

Thanks to Audrey Silk for posting this on Facebook-

"There's the relief from all the PC-ness," he says. "Imagine how smokers feel watching those people blow smoke rings in an elevator -- oh, true liberation."

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  1. It may not show smoking, but I’ll bet that there are prominent scenes of them using and abusing one of the most physically addicting drugs on the planet, one of the few that actually KILLS people when they try to quit: alcohol!

    Instead of showing characters talking in cocktail lounges, why can’t they have them in soda parlors? The dialogue could be the same and they wouldn’t be giving children the idea that drinking and the moral and physical degradation that accompanies it is acceptable behavior. Human beings aren’t born with a glass of chinkling ice cubes and vodka in their hands — they can talk just as well with their hands folded or playing with napkins and such things.

    Having the characters drink what look like alcoholic drinks in alcoholic settings on TV is simply unacceptable modeling for young people in their teens and twenties and makes it harder for quitting alcoholics to adjust to their new lives.


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