Mad Men Don Draper TV Dramas

Sorry, “TV dramas,” but the events of the last few weeks have kind of recalibrated our ideas about what’s dramatic. We’ve heard about the spread of a terrible virus, locked ourselves indoors, and seen store shelves stripped. You know those sci-fi movies where red dots appear all over a map, getting bigger and bigger? Those are all that the The New York Times graphics department makes now.

Tomorrow’s screenwriters are going to have a tough time coming up with scenarios creepier than, uh, this one. So here’s a lighthearted/terrified look at all the TV dramas we used to consider very serious that somehow don’t seem that dramatic anymore.

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