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4.4
236 Ratings

Mad Men

United States, 2007
TV Series, Drama

Synopsis

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. Seven seasons, and 92 episodes in total.

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Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

2016 | Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Jon Hamm

2010 | Winner: Best Television Series - Drama

2009 | Winner: Best Television Series - Drama

2008 | 2 wins including: Best Television Series - Drama

In Weiner’s split-second transition from Draper’s ambiguous smile to the overtures of the Hilltop commercial, Mad Men communicates a new narrative about not only Draper’s life but also the trajectory of the entire series, wholly refashioning the latter as a result. With that final cut, the show reveals the clever deception of its seven seasons—and ironically, the moment Mad Men reveals its true self comes precisely at the same time that Draper learns to forget his own.
June 09, 2015
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There’s something to be said for aiming high. Mad Men has been an instructional tool in how far television can go, freed from traditional conventions of pacing and plot. Sometimes it didn’t go far enough — the racial issues of the era were only touched on fleetingly. But it was a testament to the potential of the form. Like The Sopranos, it is novelistic in scope and rich with minutely filled-in personal details.
May 18, 2015
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[Jennifer Getzinger,] the auteur of inappropriate touching! These are moments of transgression — we know that because they begin as moments of rigid, charged formal separation. But they’re also moments of profound truth… This is something like Mad Men’s visual theory of true love, its giveaway that Matthew Weiner believes there are things that unite these characters beyond artifice or lust or convenience.
April 20, 2015
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