Mad Men (2007–2015)
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The Color Blue 

As Sterling Cooper prepares for its 40th anniversary party, the bosses in London drop a bombshell to Lane. Miss Farrell's troubled brother pays a visit to her and Don, and Betty stumbles onto her husband's secrets.


Michael Uppendahl


Matthew Weiner (created by), Kater Gordon | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hamm ... Don Draper
Elisabeth Moss ... Peggy Olson
Vincent Kartheiser ... Pete Campbell
January Jones ... Betty Draper
Christina Hendricks ... Joan Harris (credit only)
Bryan Batt ... Salvatore Romano (credit only)
Michael Gladis ... Paul Kinsey
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Jared Harris ... Lane Pryce
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper
Alison Brie ... Trudy Campbell
Embeth Davidtz ... Rebecca Pryce


The 40th anniversary party for Sterling Cooper is approaching, but not many seem to be excited about it. Bertram, who does not feel the need to reminisce, is not planning to attend. And Roger doesn't want to see more praise stowed upon Don, which is supposed to happen at the party. But the Brits at head office want the party to be a success, if only to carry out their clandestine plan. With others in the office, Paul is feeling threatened by Peggy, who he sees as Don's favorite. Paul however comes up with what he believes is a brilliant idea for a campaign, if only he can remember what that idea is. And Lane is feeling pressured by his wife Rebecca, who hates living in New York. At the Draper household, Betty is keeping her distance from Henry Francis, but Don is continuing his affair with Suzanne Farrell. Being the private person that he is, he wants no one to know about it, even Suzanne's epileptic brother Danny, who she wants Don to know. But Betty stumbles across something Don ... Written by Huggo

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18 October 2009 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Paul is listening to Miles Davis in his room. Davis has to come represent the counter culture on this show, and what to listen to under the influence. Paul is getting drunk while listening, and in the first season, Don got stoned to a Davis song in the Village. See more »


When Betty Draper discovers divorce papers from the original Don Draper's wife, a collection of books by WEB Griffin's 'The Corps' series is displayed on Don's library bookshelf. These books were first published in the 1980s. See more »


Sally Draper: The car's downstairs!
Bobby Draper: [giggling] The driver is Chinese!
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A Beautiful Mine
Composed by RJD2
Performed by RJD2
[theme music performed over opening titles]
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Mad Men

Mad Men; one of the most acclaimed series by critics, loved by the fans and buzzed at the award shows, is a character driven series created by Matthew Weiner depicting the inner world of an ad agencies set in '60s in New York. The writing is sharp, elaborative, adaptive and exquisite that keeps the audience tangled in its not-so-likable and faulty world on the edge of their seat.

It is rich on technical aspects like projecting the chemistry among the characters, stunning cinematography, beautiful camera work, references mentioned in the conversations and the classic tone of the series that makes it supremely watchable.

The primary reason why the series stands alone is not only its nature to work in a metaphorical way but to weave out a poem from the sequence, is the genuine soul behind it that attains a certain closure in each episode. The performance objective is score majestically by the cast especially by the protagonist Jon Hamm who is supported convincingly by the cast like Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones and John Slattery.

The practical conversations, the whistle-blowing dialogues, three-dimensional characters, excellent execution, finely detailed set-pieces, alluring costume design are the high points of the series that helps it enter the major league.

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The third act of the series has a common theme of confrontation whether then it be of truth, sins, issues that helps each character swallow its own existence and accept it along with some smart business tactics and intense dramatic morale conflicts that offers a poignant yet cathartic experience.

The Color Blue

The eerie note or point where the episode leaves the audience is one of the main reasons why the anticipated impact of the dramatic moments always pitches in perfectly for it seems impossible for them to miss it.

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