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I watched this somewhat widely praised show for the first time last night, and while my brother kept complaining it was "boring" the obvious fact of the matter was that he was missing the key point that the main theme of the episode was the incontrollable sense of jealously inspired when a colleague of yours publishes something in The Atlantic Monthly. Of all the timeless elements of the human condition this is, perhaps, the one that's been least explored thus far on the small screen and I commend Madmen for raising the topic and facing it squarely.

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