it really did sneak up on me - how iconic mad men would one day become. the last episode aired a week ago and i still have not let go of don, peggy, pete, joan, and betty.
the most poignant reflection i can take from it is realizing that i was a product of that crazy decade those lives closed with. not quite 1979, 1974 was when consumerism and optimism hit pop culture and it wasn't coincidence that so did drugs and the prelude to what became of the 80's.
they all moved on and although vulnerable to their vices, they sought greatness and acceptance, or both. not quite happily-ever-after but happier-than-before. That I can live with.