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  • Review: The Playboy Club…It Ain’t No Mad Men, Baby

    Posted on September 21st, 2011 "Tiki Chris" Pinto 7 comments
    A VERY racy image for 1963 - a blonde, a brunnet and a red head all in the same photo.

    A VERY racy image for 1963 - a blonde, a brunette and a redhead all in the same photo.

    True Retro Lovers, you’re in for a let down.

    Now, those of you who read Tiki Lounge Talk regularly know that I don’t usually review a movie or TV show. I generally just present stuff I really dig, hoping you’ll dig it too. I know I sound like I’m slamming this show…in fact, I sort of enjoyed it, and will continue watching it (unless it gets really bad). I’m just disappointed that NBC went all through the trouble of doing a show set in the 1960s and completely missed the point of doing a show set in the 1960s. It’s the ambiance, the over-all look, feel and texture of Mad Men’s style that roped us in to Mad Men. The writing and unorthodox story telling keeps us coming back. Rehashing a good old “oops I killed the gangster, uh oh” plot just doesn’t cut it for me. Read the rest of this entry »