The Pitch: Fiction is Better Than Truth

by Rachel Stein April 9, 2012 12:08 pm
<I>The Pitch</i>: Fiction is Better Than Truth

For the sake of a level playing field, let's assume that you, unlike me, don't feel satisfied after watching the ad firm at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce hash out their drama for an hour on Mad Men. Where I, for one, watch Matthew Weiner's hit series for the excellent writing, complex characters and various other reasons, the advertising part of the show is definitely a highlight, but by no means what's bringing me back every week. Still, AMC never got the memo and is now asking us to watch what is essentially The Apprentice without any washed-up celebrities calling each other "fucking useless" in the process... airing opposite The Apprentice. Unfortunately, I'm not buying it.

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