Set in 60s' New York, the series follows the lives and dramas of Pan Am Airlines' stewardesses and pilots, at the height of the company's success. While many immediately reference Mad Men when talking about this show, I believe there's a better comparison: the show brings a visual exuberance similar to Tom Ford's movie - A Single Man. The team behind the show definitely deserves a round of applause because everything is extremely well thought out and comes together beautifully - from sets to costumes to camerawork.
As for the story, I believe it's very captivating, and that can be quite tricky since we're just talking about the pilot. Still, the show really succeeds in creating wonderful stories while introducing us to it's characters.
Now that we're talking about the characters, again I feel very pleased, because the writers did a great job in creating a diverse group of people that you'll surely find yourself rooting for: From Maggie - the bohemian, played by Christina Ricci, to Laura - the runaway bride.
I will try and contain my enthusiasm and not give away too much, so I live you with some more amazing stills and the trailer:
Did you watch Pan Am or have I convinced you to give it a shot? Let me know what you think about the show!