Coming this fall: ABC's "Pan Am" -- "Mad Men" in the skies?

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by skyvue, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. skyvue

    skyvue Call Me a Cab

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    Not sure it'll have the depth and nuance of MAD MEN, but the previews look entertaining enough.


    Passion, jealousy and espionage... They do it all – and they do it at 30,000 feet. The style of the 1960s, the energy and excitement of the Jet Age and a drama full of sexy entanglements deliciously mesh in this thrilling and highly original new series.

    In this modern world, air travel represents the height of luxury and Pan Am is the biggest name in the business. The planes are glamorous, the pilots are rock stars and the stewardesses are the most desirable women in the world. Not only are these flyboys and girls young and good looking, but to represent Pan Am they also have to be educated, cultured and refined. They're trained to handle everything from in-air emergencies to unwanted advances – all without rumpling their pristine uniforms or mussing their hair. There's Dean (Mike Vogel) – a cocky, charismatic and ambitious new pilot – the first of a new breed not trained in the war. On the sly against company policy, he's dating Bridget, a stunning beauty with a mysterious past. A rebellious bohemian, Maggie (Christina Ricci) turns into a buttoned up professional for work so she can see the world. Rounding out the crew are flirtatious Colette (Karine Vanasse), the adventurous Kate (Kelli Garner) and, finally, Laura (Margot Robbie) – Kate's beauty queen younger sister, a runaway bride, who recently fled a life of domestic boredom to take to the skies. ​


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  2. Instead, they should make a TV series about airlines in the late '60s-early '70s. Now THOSE were fun times for randy hetero male passengers! "Catch Our Smile!" "I'm Jo. Fly me." "PSA Gives You a Lift."

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  5. Tomasso

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    Even their planes smiled.


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    I knew a PSA stew (that's what they were called back then) who said her face would hurt from all the constant smiling that was required. She eventually moved on to TWA.
     
  6. fortworthgal

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    The 60s/Mad Men theme seems to be popular - isn't there also a Playboy Club show coming out on NBC?
     
  7. C-dot

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    It is one of my suppressed desires to be a PSA stewardess, with that wicked hair.

    I'm looking forward to seeing Pan Am, mostly because I'm also a Mad Men enthusiast.

    Yes, premiering the week before Pan Am! Looks suitably raunchy: http://www.nbc.com/the-playboy-club/
     
  8. Doctor Strange

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    Yeah, but this show is produced by ABC/Disney for broadcast TV... and therefore a victim of P.C. revisionism: they announced last week that none of the major characters would smoke.
     
  9. Ahhhh, the Golden Era of air travel -- back before they started treating passengers like cattle.
     
  10. C-dot

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    And being mean to you when you ask them for a tea biscuit!
     
  11. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    I remember reading about this, several several months ago. I didn't think they were actually going to do it.

    To think air-travel used to be this glamorous...
     
  12. Yes, the major airlines have regressed to the evolutionary level of Aeroflot. lol

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  13. Believe me, the glamor was cancelled out by the eternal blue plumes of cigarette and cigar smoke. As a little kid, I coughed my lungs out on long flights.
     
  14. Back when people dressed to "travel." I flew on SAS in the summer of 1964 or 65 with mom and my brother. (It seemed like it was akin to going to se a broadway play or to a good restaurant. You behaved and had to be dressed up.)
     
  15. It was a flying bus with miniskirts.
     
  16. After 9-11 when they started to put sky marshals on the flights, one of the airlines tried to impose a dress code of business attire for the sky marshals who protested because wearing a suit would immediately identify them to any potential terrorists who would know who to take out first.
     
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  17. Even the 'Mile-High Club' isn't what it used to be.
     
  18. ButteMT61

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    I am excited (to a point) about this one. My mother was a stewardess in the late 50's for Western Airlines. She eventually told me of the more risque side of this life! I got bored with Mad Men after a while, and didn't even watch the last season...but it is a nice change from the usual network programming.
     
  19. Tomasso

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    More like a flying cocktail lounge with cute waitresses.
     
  20. Lady Day

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    Yeah...it's on ABC, that's reason enough not to watch it right there. There are just some non family friendly topics that the 4 major networks just can't cover the way they deserve. So it's disappointing when they try.

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