Mad Men

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  • TV-MA
  • 2007
  • 7 Seasons
  • 8.7  (260,379)

Mad Men is a critically acclaimed American television drama that originally aired on AMC from 2007 to 2015. Set in the 1960s, the show follows the lives of the employees at Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency in New York City. Headed by creative director Don Draper - played by Jon Hamm - the agency is tasked with creating compelling ad campaigns for some of the biggest names in the industry, all while navigating the changing social and cultural landscape of the era.

The show is renowned for its stunning sets, costumes and attention to detail. The sets accurately depict an era in constant motion and change, with the characters beautifully styled in the fashion and hairstyles of the time. The cinematography creates a dreamlike atmosphere, with the show's signature slow dissolves showcasing the transitions between scenes and creating a lyrical flow.

At the center of the show is Don Draper. A creative genius, he is a self-made man with a mysterious past. Despite his success, he struggles with inner demons and is always questioning who he really is. His relationships with his colleagues, his wives and his children are always tumultuous and sometimes heart-wrenching. Elisabeth Moss and Vincent Kartheiser play Peggy Olson and Pete Campbell, two ambitious junior executives who both aspire to make it to the top of the advertising world. While they clash on occasion, their professional and personal relationship becomes one of the show's most intriguing dynamics.

January Jones and Christina Hendricks portray Betty Draper and Joan Holloway, two women whose glamorous appearances contrast sharply with the constraints of their social and professional expectations. Betty is Don's wife, a former model turned housewife who is deeply unhappy with her life, while Joan is the agency's office manager, a sharp-tongued and fiercely independent woman who becomes a mentor to Peggy.

The supporting cast is equally superb, with Aaron Staton as the charming accounts executive Ken Cosgrove, Rich Sommer as the lovable copywriter Harry Crane and John Slattery as the rakish and charismatic Roger Sterling. Kiernan Shipka portrays Sally Draper, Don's daughter, whose coming-of-age story is both engaging and poignant. Robert Morse plays the aging founder of the agency, Bert Cooper, while Michael Gladis, Christopher Stanley, Bryan Batt and Jared Harris round out the talented ensemble cast.

The show is also known for its use of real-life events, giving the characters a sense of place and time within the rapidly-changing era. From the assassination of John F. Kennedy to the rise of second-wave feminism, the characters react to and participate in the major historical events of the 1960s. Alongside these historical events, Mad Men explores the societal changes of the time, including race relations, women's roles in the workplace and the growing counterculture movement.

Mad Men is a series that explores the American Dream and its relevance, both then and now. It is a masterclass in character development and storytelling, with its nuanced exploration of complex themes and memorable characters becoming an instant classic of American television. The show won numerous awards throughout its run, including four consecutive Outstanding Drama Series Emmy awards from 2008 to 2011. It was praised for its writing, acting, directing and cinematography, and was consistently regarded as one of the best shows on television. If you haven't watched it yet, it's a must-see for anyone interested in character-driven dramas and the turbulent history of the 1960s.

Mad Men is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (92 episodes). The series first aired on July 19, 2007.

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Person to Person
14. Person to Person
May 17, 2015
In the series finale, Don Draper's story comes to an end.
The Milk & Honey Route
13. The Milk & Honey Route
May 10, 2015
Don struggles with sleeping. Pete is blindsided by a burdensome friend. Confronting a new challenge, Henry arranges a family reunion.
Lost Horizon
12. Lost Horizon
May 3, 2015
Don is honored for his work. Joan clashes with her co-worker on an account. Roger avoids making a big decision.
Time & Life
11. Time & Life
April 26, 2015
Don has a break through and comes up with a great idea. Roger seeks out Joan to help him fix an error. Peggy struggles with casting for a commercial.
The Forecast
10. The Forecast
April 19, 2015
Roger passes off a project to Don. Joan goes on a business trip. Peggy and Pete disagree over an account emergency.
New Business
9. New Business
April 12, 2015
Roger offers Don unwanted advice. Peggy and Stan clash over an account's personnel. Harry seeks Don's blessing.
8. Severance
April 5, 2015
Don searches for a missing friend. Joan tries to deal with a problem with an account.
7. Waterloo
May 25, 2014
Don is unsettled after reading a letter; Peggy considers a risky venture; Roger receives a phone call; Pete and Cutler clash.
The Strategy
6. The Strategy
May 18, 2014
Peggy works on a pitch, Pete is invited to a private club, Joan hopes to spend more time with a friend.
The Runaways
5. The Runaways
May 11, 2014
Don has a visitor from his past. Stan embarrasses a superior. Peggy helps Ginsberg with a problem. Harry finds that he has a new ally at the agency.
The Monolith
4. The Monolith
May 4, 2014
Sterling Cooper & Partners anxiously await the arrival of a guest. Don calls an old friend. Roger deals with problems at home. Pete underestimates Peggy.
Field Trip
3. Field Trip
April 27, 2014
Don goes on an unplanned trip. Betty meets with a friend. Harry tries to make a point. The partners consider a questionable asset.
A Day's Work
2. A Day's Work
April 20, 2014
Flowers are delivered for Peggy at the office. Pete feels his way through the politics of new business. Joan is put in an uncomfortable situation.
Time Zones
1. Time Zones
April 13, 2014
Don makes a new friend, Joan shares drinks with a client, and Roger gets an odd phone call.
Where to Watch Mad Men
Mad Men is available for streaming on the AMC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mad Men on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 19, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    8.7  (260,379)