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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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Don Draper (86 episodes, 2007-2014)
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 Peggy Olson (86 episodes, 2007-2014)
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 Pete Campbell (86 episodes, 2007-2014)
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 Betty Francis / ... (86 episodes, 2007-2014)
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 Joan Harris / ... (86 episodes, 2007-2014)
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 Ken Cosgrove (86 episodes, 2007-2014)
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 Harry Crane (86 episodes, 2007-2014)
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 Roger Sterling (83 episodes, 2007-2014)
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 Sally Draper (83 episodes, 2007-2014)
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 Bertram Cooper (74 episodes, 2007-2014)
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 Henry Francis (48 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Megan Draper / ... (43 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Paul Kinsey (40 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Stan Rizzo (40 episodes, 2010-2014)
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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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Where The Truth Lies ...

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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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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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A Serious Show for a Serious Audience.........
20 July 2007 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

The first episode of Mad Men honestly represents the drinking, smoking, sexist fifties, a time when Madison Avenue's attitude and control permeated our entire culture, including one international political blunder after another, a time before anyone ever heard of political correctness. Gays were still in the closet, women slept their way to wherever they wanted to go, and advertising executives ruled the world. Everyone smoked because we all just looked so damn good doing it.

Mad Men captures not only the look of the fifties, it grabs all the details along with it. Here's a show for Aaron Sorkin fans, a show that treats the audience as adults, smartly written, yet a show that avoids pandering. At first, characters appear one dimensional but there's a hint of turmoil below the surface, a promise of things to come in future episodes. This, my friend, is an expose.'

I suspect Mad Men will be a small audience success story. It's a quality show, for grown ups, and the fact that it's on AMC will mean it can live a full life with less than network audience numbers.

I really enjoyed the first episode and look forward to the next. Good job!


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