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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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John Slattery (Roger Sterling) and Jessica Paré (Megan Draper) previously played father and daughter on Jack & Bobby (2004). See more »

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The picture of Pete's wife is different in later episodes than from the pilot. The picture in the pilot is obviously not the actress who plays Pete's wife (Alison Brie) most likely because she was not yet cast. See more »

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[repeated line]
Don Draper: What do you want me to say?
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Referenced in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Josh and I Are Good People! (2015) See more »

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I just couldn't keep going..
15 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

I wanted to watch Mad Men as it was recommended in a lot of websites on articles along the lines of: "Shows you should binge watch" The IMDb rating of 8.7 proved to further bolster that point.

The problem with Mad Men is not necessarily the plot line is bad and the events that take place in the story are uncalled for and are characterised by bad writing -- it's because not a lot happens. And I really want to emphasise on that. Nothing happens. I found that watching it was just watching a cinematic recording of some guys in an advertising agency. It wasn't like a TV show where I was like, "Cool! That would be memorable if that happened in real life!" There was nothing exciting or anything that at least somewhat kept me on the edge of my seat whilst viewing it. After each episode, I felt no desire to watch the next one. It was just dull and mundane.

A positive for the show, I'd like to point out, is the atmosphere and the 'feel' for 1960's NYC. It isn't too much and it isn't too little. It felt real. The costume designs, the environment. They were all convincing.

I stopped watching Mad Men due to it's dull and mundane plot line at S03E02. I didn't get through the first two seasons by the story, like I should have, I got through them by escaping into the cool atmosphere Mad Men offered.

Overall, not a bad show but not a good one either. I wouldn't recommend it.

IMDb RATING: 6/10 - OKAY


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