Mad Men Style ~ The New Jew Review
Michael Ginsberg is my new favorite character on Mad Men.
The latest addition to the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce team, Michael works his way into the fold when he interviews for a job writing copy for client, Mohawk Airlines. Peggy, in charge of the hiring, is initially blown away by his portfolio. But when she meets him, his personality is anything but impressive. He’s an over-confident fast-talking loudmouth with a talent for dropping sexist remarks without a hint of irony. Peggy is stupified. Nevertheless, when it’s Don’s turn to interview Michael, he is thoroughly impressed and instructs Peggy to hire the young lad on the spot. Much to her chagrin, of course.
Even before a day of work, it’s clear that Michael’s hyper-active demeaner will be a welcome foil to the overly-serious and excrutiatingly cynical personalities at the firm (just ask Megan, she’d totally agree). He’s disarmingly, yet charmingly green in spite of the fact that his ad work reflects a thought-provoking, cutting-edge vision. Michael also adds some Roger Sterling-approved ethnic diversity to the firm. And yeah yeah yeah, he is super duper cute too.
Still, he has all the grace of a used car salesmen with a wardrobe to match. Besides the fact that he is completely (yet adorably) mismatched, he wears jeans to his interview which even by 2012 standards, is a wee bit too casual for office wear. Then there’s his habit of carrying around his crinkled, probably hand-written, resume up inside the cuff of his blue plaid blazer. I wonder what else he’s got up his sleeve. So glad we’ve got the rest of the season to find out.
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