Our suggestion for Matthew Weiner’s next project

By Muckety

May 8, 2013 at 10:21am

How can Matthew Weiner possibly surpass “The Sopranos” and “Mad Men?”

Mad Men

We’d like to suggest a drama about a California high school filled with overachievers.

It’s been done, you say? There wasn’t a single overachiever on “90210.” As for “Glee” and “Fame” (both quite a bit east of California), Weiner is much more subtle in his use of music. (Who can forget Don Draper not listening to the Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows?”)

As a graduate of the Harvard School in Los Angeles, Weiner would have plenty of material. The prep school, now known as Harvard-Westlake, has a stellar alumni roll.

Graduates include Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emily Deschanel, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jessica Capshaw and Ethan Peck, grandson of Gregory.

Jason Reitman, director of “Up in the Air,” “Juno” and “Thank You for Smoking,” is an alum.

Jason Collins, who recently became the first openly gay player in the NBA, went to school there, as did his twin brother, Jarron.

Ambition, the creative spirit, raging hormones. It’s all there.

Weiner can call it “Mad Adolescents.”

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