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Mad Men 

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Series (2007–2015)
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A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.

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The professional and personal lives of those who work in advertising on Madison Avenue - self-coined "mad men" - in the 1960s are presented. The stories focus on those at one of the avenue's smaller firms, Sterling Cooper, and its various incarnations over the decade. At the heart of these stories is Donald Draper, the creative genius of the company. That professional creative brilliance belies the fact of a troubled childhood, one that he would rather forget and not let anyone know about except for a select few, but one that shaped who he is as an adult and as an ad man in the need not only to sell products but sell himself to the outside world. His outward confidence also masks many insecurities as evidenced through his many vices, such as excessive smoking, drinking and womanizing - the latter despite being a family man - and how he deals with the aftermath of some of the negative aspects of his life. Written by Huggo

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Trivia

Christina Hendricks originally auditioned to play Midge Daniels. See more »

Goofs

IBM Selectric IIs are shown used in the offices. They weren't available until the 1970s. Mad Men takes place in the 60s. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Don Draper: What do you want me to say?
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Connections

Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.25 (2009) See more »

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The Best Things in Life are Free
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Either you will love it or (less likely) you will hate it.
19 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

The majority of the reviewers are not from the USA and male. There is a lot of talk about its hidden depths and its realism. How it breathes life into a fascinating period of USA high flyers.

Personally I think that is rubbish. It's slow, tedious and the script is awful. The acting is wooden and half the actors seem to be told to take it slowly for the dramatic effect. Sadly that simply doesn't work.

This series is dull, meaningless and really patronising to its audience.

Watch the first in the series and if you like it then enjoy. If not don't continue as it doesn't get any better. I would sooner watch raindrops running down the window.


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