Don and Betty Draper: TV Show Couples Who Would Never Work In Real Life and the Importance of Cultural Change
When Don and Betty Draper debuted on Mad Men, season one, their relationship and the whole show began as a bit of a novelty. It infused the cultural dynamics of the 60s into a show that felt refreshing. Don and Betty were the quintessential 60’s couple that people nowadays often look back on fondly. They were the old-fashioned couple, holding hands, in a traditional world, sticking to wholesome values.
The Myth of the 60s
Of course, all of this is a bit of a myth. Don and Betty had major problems in identity, faithfulness, and other complex issues. Mad Men loved to explore the dynamics of the times, and how these dynamics are eerily similar to what is present today. The Don and Betty relationship could be looked at as a rewarding and positive one. This is a distressing thought, considering the situations that occurred with infidelity on both sides …