James Forsyth

You’d be mad to miss it

You'd be mad to miss it
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If you haven’t seen Mad Men—the drama set in a Madison Avenue advertising agency in 1960—already, I’d thoroughly recommend watching it. (You can catch up on the first episode here.) It is the best drama that there has been on TV in quite a while.  As James Delingpole says in the magazine this week, it is "utterly brilliant."

It does, though, beg the question of why all the best TV these days seems to be American—quite a turn around from a few years back, when British shows were the best thing on American TV and the worst things on our screens had been shipped in from across the pond. Now, we export pappy, reality TV formats and import high-quality American drama. I wonder what accounts for this shift?

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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