Mad Men (2007– )

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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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Series cast summary:
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 Don Draper (86 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Peggy Olson (86 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Pete Campbell (86 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Betty Francis / ... (86 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Joan Harris / ... (86 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Ken Cosgrove (86 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Harry Crane (86 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Roger Sterling (83 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Sally Draper (83 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Bertram Cooper (74 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Henry Francis (48 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Megan Draper / ... (43 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Paul Kinsey (40 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Stan Rizzo (40 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Salvatore Romano (39 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Lane Pryce (35 episodes, 2009-2012)
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 Trudy Campbell (35 episodes, 2007-2014)
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The lives of the men and women who work in an advertising agency in New York in the 1960s. The agency is enjoying success, but the advertising game becomes more competitive as the industry develops. The agency must adapt to ensure its survival. Don Draper is a talented ad executive at the top of his game, but the secrets from his past and his present threaten to topple his work and family life. Written by Kad

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Trivia

The actors do not smoke real cigarettes, they smoke Ecstacy herbal cigarettes which are tobacco and nicotine free. Show creator Matthew Weiner said in a New York Times article "You don't want actors smoking real cigarettes," he said. "They get agitated and nervous. I've been on sets where people throw up, they've smoked so much.". When asked what it's like to smoke herbal cigarettes, Jon Hamm (who plays Don Draper) told Vulture, "Terrible. They taste like a mixture between pot and soap." See more »

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Office doors and office locations are different in the pilot than in later episodes. Most of the offices in the pilot do not even have names on the outside yet. See more »

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Impeccable...
11 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a perfect show in every sense. The opening credits & animated intro are themselves works of art, and the creative direction makes the series so visually exquisite that you can't take your eyes off the screen even for a moment lest you miss one of the many perfect vignettes. The haunting opening music sets the stage for masterful sound design, ranging from each episode's musical selections to the subtlest of ambient sounds. The camera-work is nothing short of stunning; it loves each character and makes even the background action interesting. Talented cast and every character is watchable & believable.

For a period piece, 'Mad Men' is remarkably fresh. The show is set in 1960, following a decade of post-WWII recovery which, with the help of rampant consumerism, transformed America from an industrial society into a "leisure society". One of the most rewarding things about the show is how we get to witness the many cracks which had already begun to form in the manicured facade of the '50s, slowly making way for America's rebellion against the manufactured "good life", and resulting in the social & political upheaval of the 1960s and 1970s.

We get to have intimate glimpses into the various components of this process--money, power, politics, sex, race, gender roles-- in a way that makes us feel as if we're actually there in the room with the characters. The show also does a magnificent job of portraying the simultaneous liberation and objectification of women as consumerism rapidly transformed their role in society.

Each and every well-developed character on this show takes his/her turn to unfold in delicate layers. This unfolding is done with pin-point precision and subtlety, and without ever spoon-feeding us. And every new nugget of information is a highly relevant piece of this very addictive puzzle.

~NN


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