It was a Sunday morning in early October, and my friend and I had just gotten off a plane at the Atlanta airport.
It was the start of the final leg of our marathon-length tour of the US.
We were in a dark room with just a few other friends, and we had a few minutes to kill before we would have to leave the city and head back to the airport.
So, we walked up the stairs to the back of the room, pulled out our iPhones, and opened up the Netflix app.
We set the show on our phone, and as we began to binge watch, we noticed a few things: the title of each episode was changed, and the series had changed.
The first episode was called “The Menagerie,” and it was about a family of men who live in a barn.
Now it was “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” and the title was “When Men Died.”
We were all just about ready to head off to the next episode, when my friend came over to my side of the couch.
“What are you doing?” she asked.
“I have to watch Mad Men,” I replied.
“Why are you watching it?” she inquired.
“Because I have to, to feel better about myself,” I said.
“You are doing that because you are scared, right?” she said.
It is a common sentiment among fans of Mad Men, as well as the show itself.
“There is a lot of anxiety that comes with being a fan of Mad Man,” says Rob Corddry, who plays Peggy Olson in the show.
“And there’s a lot more anxiety for people watching it,” he adds.
“It’s not that they can’t watch it because they are scared of the show, but they’re not sure if they should.
“That’s the part of the story where it kind of gets away from me.” “
But then there’s this other part of me that is like, I’m not scared, I just need to get better,” Corddry says.
“That’s the part of the story where it kind of gets away from me.”
In a world where television can be viewed on almost any device, Mad Men has taken a stand against binge watching.
But, like so many other shows, it’s also been criticized for its portrayal of women.
In the Season 1 finale, which aired on October 3, “Mad Men” showed the final scene of the series where Peggy was being forced to drink from a straw in front of a camera, before she’s raped by her father.
And then, a few episodes later, the same scene was shown in the episode that followed the series finale, “The Finale.”
It was an episode that showed women as victims, and Peggy as a victimizer.
It seemed to be just a little too much.
So Mad Men took to Twitter to address the issue.
“If you want to see Mad Men as a show that is about women, you have to look no further than this season,” Twitter user @paula_bacon tweeted.
“We have made a concerted effort to show women characters as strong and capable and human and relatable, and this season we’ve made it clear that we don’t want that anymore.”
“The truth is, Mad Man is a TV show,” says Jessica Schulman, a writer and producer on the show who is a Mad Men regular.
“The show is about men, and women are always going to be the butt of the jokes.
It’s a great show, and I think it’s very good that people are watching it.”
But while fans are trying to get over the backlash to the series, others aren’t so sure.
“Mad Moms” creator Matt Weiner, who is also the executive producer of the upcoming Mad Men revival, says that he and his writers have seen a number of people who binge watch the show and feel like they are losing something.
“A lot of people that I have watched the show with in my life have told me, ‘Hey, I love watching it, and now I’m getting anxious that I’m watching it and feeling like I’m losing something because I’m binge watching,'” he says.
But the series is meant to be watched with an open mind.
“At the end of the day, if you watch it with an honest heart, it has nothing to do with what you think,” Weiner says.
In a series about a dysfunctional family, where the central conflict is about a man who murders women, there’s always going