I've been seeing the promos for this new ABC show Pan Am, about stewardesses and pilots flying airliners in the 60s. The show stars Christina Ricci as one of the aforementioned stewardesses. Seems like a rather blatant attempt to get some of that Mad Men money to me. After all, how many networks were greenlighting offbeat 60s dramas exploring previously unexplored and relatively esoteric sectors of the job market? The answer is, none, until everyone rightfully went nutty for Don Draper and his cadre of disposable trim. Now ABC suddenly comes up with their own offbeat 60s drama, complete with a Jon Hamm clone? Try to be somewhat subtle with your copycatting, people. Even those folks asleep on their couches can see through that one.
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