Originally Posted by El Diablo
^^ Mad Men was intended to lampoon the "corporate lifestyle," showing the lack of social mobility in corporate structures, the alienation that leads to alcoholism, the lack of values.......
But, sometimes they invoke the opposite reaction.
Another example would be "Wall Street" the original from 1989, not that awful one with shia labeouf.
Oliver Stone's intent was to villainize wall street. However, Gordon Gekko became an icon and an inspiration for people to get into high finance.