Yeah. I tried watching Mad Men but I could never get past the first few episodes. Too slow paced for me.
The Americans is kind of like 'Homeland' but I think the writing is much better for TA.
I think I got 4 episodes into Mad Men and lost interest. One of my coworkers told me to stick with it because it starts slow but gets better. I may go back to it eventually
it did start out slow. I went back to S1 on netflix, and I turned it off mid-way thru the 1st episode. I was bored. there are so many characters, they spend a good bit of time touching base with all of them. that's part of why its so slow. it gets interesting as they dig deeper into the characters, and create their environment. but I don't blame anyone who doesn't stick with it.
I read about it well before it premiered, so I had been primed. I probably brought my own excitement to it, to help me get passed the build up period.
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