Thursday, Apr. 21, 2011

Matthew Weiner

Matthew Weiner is no less than a genius. His influence on the world of television is unparalleled. He created a new standard for the drama series and then held that standard for his own show for four straight seasons. He is very demanding, probably most upon himself. But what I admire most in Matt, 45, is his personal integrity. He is a true artist, a seeker of truth. He has held up a mirror not only to a time period but to us and has demanded that we look at ourselves (whether beautiful or ugly, good or bad), look at our weaknesses and, most important, look at what makes us great. Essentially, what makes us human. Above all, he is a poet. He tells his stories with grace, humor, honesty and courage. He is the greatest boss a girl could have, but even more valuable than that, he is also the greatest friend.

Moss stars as Peggy Olson on Mad Men