I think TV is about to get interesting....
I am in Singapore and not even I can escape the lure of another vintage style drama set in 1950s Britain.
The Hour looks set to be a great BBC drama with Hollywood heavyweights like Dominic West (The Wire) leading the cast, what can go wrong?
Of course you simply cannot mention the 50s without Mad Men coming up into conversation, it seems Mad Men has become the "50s" which is crazy as it is set in 1960, based in a Manhattan ad agency and features housewives who look like they are stepping onto a catwalk not a kitchen. Whereas The Hour is set in the UK, set in 1956 when rationing was dying out, based in a TV news station and features women who ARE trying to work in a man's world. Confused?
Too similar? Can't wait? I will definitely try and watch - mainly for the fashion and accessories, but hopefully I shall stay for the drama, cast and authenticity to the era. You know they have only just begun filming series 5 of Mad Men, we may as well enjoy ourselves whilst we wait no?
Don Draper or Hector Madden?
Don't make me choose...