Although I don’t have cable, I am so enamored by ABC’s new show Pan Am.
The culture of the Jet Age is so interesting to me! The success driven ladies that are represented by this TV show were braving society’s expected role for them by breaking out of the pattern that their mothers and grandmothers had fallen into, in order to travel the globe!
Mid-century America was an entirely different world from that in which we are living now. And that may be in part thanks to the Pan Am stewardesses and women like them who joined the workforce and paved the way for ladies like me. It’s all so fascinating!
Plus, the twists that characters Bridget + Kate bring into the show with their secret double lives — I won’t spoil it if you’ve not yet seen the show — is enough to draw in male viewers (Ryan watches with me willingly)!
So basically the plot is great, the characters are fascinating, and oh-my-gosh, the set design + costuming are incredible! All of their clothes are perfectly stylish, and did you see the Cameron sisters’ parents’ house? Holy dream come true! I gushed when that gorgeous mid-century ranch came in. I couldn’t help but notice, too, that their Pan Am weekender bags are the same style as mine!
Then, on top of all of that, Christina Ricci is a main character! I grew up loving her in Now + Then and Casper, so it’s really refreshing to see something new from her (even if she does look way too thin).
You can watch the show on Sundays at 10 pm on ABC, or on ABC.com or Hulu!
Catch up now if you haven’t seen it yet. You won’t regret it!
I didn’t want you to miss out on such an exciting + inspiring show!
P.s. To be a Pan Am stewardess for Halloween, click this link!