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
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Did You Know?
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
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
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