Monday, September 26, 2011
Pan Am: AKA: Flying High with the 60's
Not sure when all the '60's nostalgia decided to overtake the airwaves but this fall in addition to AMC's long running hit Mad Men, we were given both NBC's Playboy Club and last night's Pan Am on ABC.
Pan Am centers around a group of Pan Am stewardesses in the 1960's, the highlight of the jet age. I'll admit the fashions, aside from the ever present girdle, almost make me run off to become a stewardess. Seriously how cute are those uniforms?
There are definitely several reminders that we are in a different time, the weigh in scene, the mentioning that women can only be a Pan Am stewardess till they turn 32 or get engaged.
There are a few interesting plot twists thrown in to make the show interesting, a spy element, a sibling rivalry. Plus once again we are treated to a cast of very attractive people, Mike Vogel, can we say yum? Also was pleased to see Will Chase's pretty little mug on my screen. Add in some very lovely ladies, including Christina Ricci, who will always be Kat Harvey to me, and it's a smorgasbord of pretty.
If nothing else Pan Am made me long for a simpler time, where flying the "friendly skies" was a luxurious experience, as opposed to the pain we go through now. I'm curious to see where we're off to next.