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The problem I have with this show may just be me. I was looking forward to some tightly written, well-acted, drama that had a clear POINT and made it artfully. So far, what I see is some period glitz applied to a second rate soap opera. Now, I could probably be more tolerant of this if it did not run against Board Walk Empire - the single most impressively written, acted, produced and directed hour of television one can find. I Tivo both, but am not sure Pan Am deserves to share the same hard drive space.
I tried, I really tried. But I couldn't even get through the entire hour last night. It is just so boring. The first episode from last week was pretty bad, but at least I could watch the full hour-- although just barely. This second one, I made it to 35 minutes and just turned the TV off. That tells you something-- there wasn't even anything else on tempting me. I was really looking forward to a good hour-long Sunday night drama, so it's really disappointing. As for the columnists comments about dressing nicely-- I agree. But don't forget that dressing nicely in those days meant sprayed into shape hair, stockings and garter belts, painful high heels and restrictive girdles! It wasn't as much fun as you think it was.
Pan am is to Mad Men as the Monkeys are to the Beatles.
I really like this show. The time was SO different from now and it's fun to step back an enjoy it. We had Mad Men on cable so it's nice to see something like that come to the networks. I'm a product of the sixties so I remember parts of it pretty well. We had similar luggage! I remember Pan Am being a great airline to fly. I laugh when I see the meals and the free champagne to the honeymoon couple. SOOO different from the experiences today. I hope ABC keeps this show going. The only thing I didn't like was how the younger sister (Laura?) had her hair dyed VERY blonde. I like the first episode's hair color better.
Run car commercials or yelling lawers in this spot. Would be more interesting.
Love the show and Pan Am. Even remember flying them a few times as a child from New York JFK ... the terminal that Delta in 1991 w/purchase of their routes (what a nightmare that was). A terminal that is now scheduled for demolition in 2015.
I really like the show, it brings back some childhood memories and I really do remember a long flight I took with my pregnant mother from Kansas City Mo. to Okinawa, the flight attendants were so pretty and kept me amused considering the amount of flight time and I was probably only 2 or 3 that was really something. And I agree with the author, it's nice to see how dressed up people got when leaving their homes - even just to go to the store. The story line so far is good for me and lets me see what was going on during those times when I was too young to know. I hope they also bring in Vietnam issues as well as the slowly growing 'hippie' movement. So many changes took place in the 60's so it will be fascinating to watch.
I am bored with this show already. I feel like they need to develop character releationships. I couldn't figure out what was going on between Dean and Collette. I don't understand where the interaction between Maggie and the other pilot (can't remember his name) is going. I mean just because these women are supposed to represent the transformation of women in the 60s doesn't mean they can't throw in some romance or even friendships. Right now, I feel like none of these people are connected to each other except for the sisters.
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