Matthew Weiner, a writer and executive producer for THE SOPRANOS, may have set this series in the picture-perfect 1960s, but his characters are just as scheming as the mobsters on his last show. MAD MEN takes place on Manhattan's Madison Avenue at the ......more
Matthew Weiner, a writer and executive producer for THE SOPRANOS, may have set this series in the picture-perfect 1960s, but his characters are just as scheming as the mobsters on his last show. MAD MEN takes place on Manhattan's Madison Avenue at the fictional ad agency of Sterling Cooper. Creative director Don Draper (Jon Hamm) rules the halls of his company and the hearts of every woman he meets, while his wife, Betty (January Jones), struggles to be the perfect mate and mother in an upstate suburb. But just as in the world of advertising, Don may not be all that he appears.
In MAD MEN, the glass ceiling is dangerously low, and sexism reigns in a way that may shock modern viewers. But this isn't the prim '60s of THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW; Weiner's characters seduce, smoke, and swig with abandon--often within the walls of Sterling Cooper. MAD MEN takes equal parts substance and style to create an addictive cocktail that has fully earned its numerous Emmy and Golden-Globe wins for Best Dramatic Series and Best Actor in a Drama. This collection includes all 13 episodes of the series' second season.
Season 2 of the critically acclaimed series "Mad Men" is another example of the fantastic quality of programming coming out of the cable networks. Season 2 follows Don Draper as he struggles to balance his life at home with Betty and the kids with the secret life he leads in the city. The character of Peggy Olson also shows a great character arc from where she left off in the first season. The acting by the entire female cast especially is phenomenal. The way they each can show so much of the pressures and burdens that they face through their eyes and expression it is no wonder that this is an award winning show. Overall this is great television and definitely lives up to the hype!
Mad Men is smart, classy, historically fascinating, and completely addicting. The writing, actors, situations, and storylines will just pull you in. Set in the 60's, Mad Men follows the lives of Madison Avenue advertising executives and their families. The program's slower pace, dreamy quality, and fascinating simplicity of the times make it one of the best TV dramas we have ever watched. We are hooked.
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