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Edit Cast Series cast summary: Jon Hamm Don Draper 92 episodes, Elisabeth Moss Peggy Olson 92 episodes, Vincent Kartheiser Pete Campbell 92 episodes, January Jones Ken Cosgrove 92 episodes, Rich Sommer Harry Crane 92 episodes, John Slattery Roger Sterling 89 episodes, Kiernan Shipka Sally Draper 89 episodes, Robert Morse Bertram Cooper 74 episodes, Christopher Stanley Stan Rizzo 46 episodes, Michael Gladis Paul Kinsey 40 episodes, Bryan Batt Salvatore Romano 39 episodes, Alison Brie Edit Storyline The professional and personal lives of those who work in advertising on Madison Avenue - self-coined "mad men" - in the s are presented.
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Campbell is one of the few characters in the show who does not smoke cigarettes, though he is seen smoking marijuana on one occasion.
He looks up to Don in many ways. Campbell is often shown cheating on his wife, and is not above manipulating and blackmailing women to get them to sleep with him.
While Pete and Trudy separate in Season 6 after another one of his affairs, the two reconcile at the end of the series as Pete takes a lucrative offer with Learjet in Wichita, Kansas.
Raised in the Philadelphia suburb of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Bryn Mawr College , she met Don when she was a model in Manhattan and married him soon thereafter.
At the start of the series, they have been married for seven years since and live in Ossining , New York. Over the course of the first two seasons, Betty gradually becomes aware of her husband's womanizing.
Betty's relationship with her children, particularly Sally, is often strained. At the end of Season 7, Betty learns that she has an advanced stage of lung cancer and is given six months to a year to live, even with aggressive treatment.
She quickly accepts that her life will soon be over and makes plans for her funeral and her children's future care. She had a long-term affair with Roger Sterling until his two heart attacks Season 1 caused him to end the relationship.
In Season 2, she becomes engaged to Dr. Greg Harris Samuel Page. Their marriage is tested when Greg's lack of skill as a surgeon and consequent difficulties securing work force Joan to return to work at a department store , prompting her to call Roger Sterling to ask for his help in finding an office job.
Because of her invaluable organizational and managerial skills, she is later hired for the new agency formed by Don, Roger, Bert, and Lane.
Meanwhile, Greg's desire to further his career as a surgeon leads him to obtain a commission in the Army, and early in Season 4 he is sent to basic training and then to Vietnam.
While her husband is deployed, Joan and Roger have one sexual encounter, which results in her becoming pregnant. Joan initially decides to terminate the pregnancy, but changes her mind and gives birth shortly before the beginning of Season 5, with her husband unaware he is not the father.
Greg returns from Vietnam during Season 5, but he and Joan separate, after he announces to Joan that he is returning to Vietnam for another tour of duty regardless of her feelings on the matter, and are divorced by the end of the season.
By the close of Season 5, Joan has become a junior partner at SCDP in exchange for agreeing to sleep with a Jaguar executive to help land the account.
This leads to conflict with Don in the sixth season, during which Don ends the account with Jaguar just before SCDP makes a public offering.
Joan is furious over the loss of potential earnings and the fact that her sacrifice has been for nothing. At the close of the series, she is subject to harassment by McCann executives and agrees to a buyout of her partnership stake.
She starts a production company called Holloway Harris. His father founded the firm with Bertram Cooper, hence his name comes before Cooper's in the firm's title.
A picture in Cooper's office shows Roger as a child alongside Cooper as a young adult. In Season 2, Bertram Cooper mentions that "the late Mrs. Cooper" introduced Sterling to his wife, Mona, whom Sterling is in the process of divorcing in favor of Don's former secretary, year-old Jane.
His experiences in the Pacific theatre led to him harbouring a strong contempt for the Japanese and refuses to do business with them as seen in Season 4.
Prior to his marriage to Jane, Roger had a longstanding affair with Joan Holloway. In Season 4, he and Joan have a brief romantic encounter, and Joan becomes pregnant.
It is revealed in Season 3 that sometime in the earlys, when Don was a salesman at a furrier , and eager to break into advertising, Roger met him and through that connection Don was hired at Sterling Cooper.
However, in the episode "Chinese Wall", it's revealed that Lucky Strike is moving its account to a rival agency, forcing a dramatic downsizing of the firm.
During Season 5, however, Roger is given new accounts to handle. He refocuses his efforts and lands a big account with Chevrolet Motor Company.
He offers to financially support his son, but Joan does not believe he is reliable. By the end of the sixth season, however, Joan agrees to let him into Kevin's life but not hers.
At the close of the series, Roger indicates to Joan that half his estate will go to Kevin in his will.
Roger eventually marries Megan Draper's mother, Marie, and their honeymoon in Paris is part of the final montage in the series.
Outside the office, Ken is an aspiring author who had a short story published in The Atlantic , which is a source of some envy by his co-workers, particularly the competitive Paul Kinsey and jealous Pete Campbell.
He has one admirer, art director Salvatore "Sal" Romano, who secretly has a crush on him. When Pete learns of Ken's return, he is initially upset with Lane Pryce for not telling him, since Pryce had authorized Ken's previous promotion over Pete.
However, when Ken agrees to serve under Pete as accounts manager at SCDP, the two reconcile over lunch and Pete comes to realize that Ken is a practical choice to help bring new business to the firm.
In Season 5 it is discovered that Ken secretly writes science fiction short stories. However, he assumes his father-in-law's position at Dow Chemical and thus becomes a client for the remainder of the series run.
Harold "Harry" Crane Rich Sommer : A bespectacled media buyer and head of Sterling Cooper's television department, which is created at Harry's initiative.
Harry joins his colleagues in drinking and flirtations, though he is a dedicated husband and father. However, he does have a drunken one-night stand with Pete's secretary in Season 1, which leads to a brief separation from his wife Jennifer.
Although he is well-meaning, Harry has a tendency to make poor decisions and avoid confrontations, which contributes to the dismissal of Sal Romano in Season 3.
He is ultimately coerced by Draper and Cooper into joining Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, although he comes to the realization that it is the right move on his own.
When Sterling Cooper was in the process of being sold, Harry mistakenly thinks they are considering opening a West Coast office and believes that he would be the person to move to California.
Harry later becomes a bit of a braggart , who is overly fond of discussing his Hollywood connections. In Season 5 he has abandoned his faithfulness to his wife as he discusses having affairs while abroad on business and is easily seduced by Paul's Hare Krishna girlfriend Lakshmi in his office.
He also becomes increasingly image-conscious and petty, culminating in Season 6 when he explodes at Joan after she fires his secretary Scarlet for falsifying her time card , venting his frustration over her being made partner when he was not.
He also propositions Megan Draper in exchange for helping promote her acting career, but is rejected.
Paul Kinsey Michael Gladis ; regular Seasons 1—3, guest star Season 5: A creative copywriter and Princeton University alumnus, the bearded, pipe-smoking Paul prides himself on his politically liberal views.
Some time before the series began he had a relationship with Joan Holloway which ended badly, largely because Paul talked about it too much.
Paul tried, unsuccessfully, to date Peggy soon after she was hired by Sterling Cooper. They break up while in Oxford, Mississippi , where they had gone as Freedom Riders to oppose segregation in the South.
He is highly competitive, an attribute revealed to have soured a few friendships while he was in college, and which causes friction with Peggy, who quickly proves to be a superior copywriter to him.
He is furious upon discovering that Don chose Peggy for the new agency over him. Paul did not appear after the third season finale until he reappeared in the tenth episode of Season 5, revealing himself to Harry as a disciple of Krishna Consciousness.
Paul asks Harry to look at a Star Trek script he wrote, which Harry thinks is awful. Harry later realizes that Paul's girlfriend is manipulating him because of his recruiting skills within the Krishna movement, and encourages Paul to follow his dreams.
Sal is a closeted homosexual. Reluctant to act upon his homosexuality, he twice avoids sexual encounters with men. By , Sal has married Kitty, who seems unaware of Sal's sexual orientation, yet begins to realize that something is amiss in their relationship.
Sal's secret crush on Ken Cosgrove comes uncomfortably and awkwardly close to being revealed during a dinner in Sal's apartment.
Don, who was in the midst of a heterosexual encounter of his own at the same hotel, finesses this uncomfortable situation through a coded conversation about their current client, London Fog.
He suggests the tagline "Limit your exposure". In a conversation right after the firing, Don explains the agency cannot risk losing Lucky Strike and implies Sal should have gone along with Garner Jr.
On the phone, Sal explains to Kitty he will be working late that night. Sal never appears again in the series. He leaves the day-to-day running of the firm to Sterling and Draper but is keenly aware of the firm's operations.
Bertram is a Republican. He is fascinated by Japanese culture , requiring everybody, including clients, to remove their shoes before walking into his office, which is decorated with Japanese art.
He is also a fan of the writings of Ayn Rand. Among his eccentricities, Bert frequently walks through the offices in his socks and intensely dislikes gum-chewing and smoking, an oddity for the time, especially considering Lucky Strike cigarettes is a major client through Season 4.
He owns a ranch in Montana and is a widower with no children. Don approaches him about buying back the agency at the end of the third season, which evolves into their forming the new Sterling Cooper firm.
In a heated office meeting with some of the other executives including Peter Campbell, who had the lead, Roger says to Bert, "Why don't we just get Dr.
Lyle Levins in here? Lyle Levins? Later in Season 4, in the episode " Blowing Smoke ", when the agency is forced to radically downsize its staff following the loss of the Lucky Strike account, Bert tells the others that he is quitting the business.
He is not seen for the rest of the season but is back at work at the beginning of Season 5. Bert's sister Alice is a silent partner in Sterling Cooper.
By the sixth season, Bert is increasingly frustrated with Don's erratic behavior and joins the other partners in placing him on a leave of absence.
During the seventh season, he agrees to let Don return under an agreed set of stipulations. He dies while watching the Apollo 11 moon landing on television.
He appears to Don in two dream sequences following his death. Sally is a minor character through the first two seasons but assumes a larger role during the third season as she approaches adolescence.
She forms a strong bond with her grandfather, Gene Hofstadt, when he comes to live with the Drapers and is devastated by his sudden death.
She also becomes distraught when Don and Betty break the news that they are getting a divorce, reproaching her father for breaking his promise to always be there and accusing her mother of making him leave.
She develops a friendship with Glen, a boy who lives down the street from her and of whom her mother does not approve.
Betty is extremely jealous of this relationship and seeks to sabotage it, deciding to move the family to Rye, New York and firing Carla, the housekeeper, when she lets Glen in the house to say goodbye to Sally.
In Season 5, Sally is shown to continue her friendship with Glen through phone calls and secret meetings.
During the sixth season, Sally is accepted to Miss Porter's School but gets suspended after being caught buying alcohol with a fake ID.
In the final season, Sally's disillusion with both of her parents is evident but changes upon the news of Betty's cancer diagnosis.
She is initially cool towards Don Draper, who bristles at her assertive, independent image but they warm to each other and eventually begin an affair.
In the course of their affair, Don tells her things he has not shared with Midge Daniels his previous mistress or his wife.
When Don is blackmailed by Pete Campbell, he comes to Rachel with the suggestion that they run away together to Los Angeles.
She reminds him of his duty to his children and questions whether he would want to abandon his children after having grown up without a father.
When Don persists, Rachel comes to the realization that he didn't want to run away with her, he simply wanted to run away.
Ironically, her calling him a coward and urging him to think more clearly inspires him to persuade Pete to stand down. The relationship seems to collapse from that point on, and Cooper complains to Don about how upset he has made her.
Don and Rachel end the affair at some point between the first and second seasons. He encounters her again in Season 2 while out to eat with Bobbie Barrett, finding out that Rachel has moved on and married a man named Tilden Katz.
Though it appears that Don is only momentarily shaken by the news of her marriage, several episodes later, after drinking heavily with Roger and Freddie Rumsen, he gives his name as "Tilden Katz" to the bouncer of an underground club Roger is trying to get them into.
In Season 7, Don sees Rachel in a vision while auditioning actresses for a fur commercial, but when he attempts to contact her, he learns that Rachel had two children and that she died from leukemia.
He first appears in the first episode of Season 3. His role is that of a strict taskmaster who brings spending under control, in particular by cutting out frivolous expenses.
His efforts are so successful, he is to be sent to India to enact cost-cutting measures, a move which Pryce is not looking forward to after having settled in with his wife and child in New York.
An unfortunate accident at work handicaps his replacement, thus allowing Pryce to keep his current position. He warms to American culture, and foresees some form of cultural and societal changes in American race relations.
When the British parent company is sold at the end of Season 3, Pryce realizes he has become expendable and negotiates to become a founding partner in the new agency that Don Draper, Bert Cooper and Roger Sterling want to form.
At Draper's suggestion, Pryce frees Sterling, Cooper, and Draper from their contractual non-compete clauses by firing them, then is fired himself, enabling the four of them to start their own firm.
When hard times hit SCDP after Lucky Strike, their largest client, leaves them in Season 4, Pryce liquidates his portfolio in order to pay his share of the cash infusion required by the bank as collateral for a loan that keeps SCDP afloat.
His finances already tight, he faces a crisis when the British Inland Revenue demand immediate payment of back taxes on the gain from the sale of his portfolio in Season 5.
In anticipation of the bonus, Pryce forges Draper's signature on an early bonus check to himself, and views it as a day loan which will be made good once the bonuses are paid.
However, the partners decide to forgo their bonuses despite Pryce's pleading. In the penultimate episode of Season 5, Cooper discovers the cancelled check and confronts Draper, who in turn confronts Pryce, demanding his resignation.
That weekend, Pryce types out a resignation letter and hangs himself in his office. In the Season 4 finale, Don takes Megan on a trip to California to take care of his kids.
In spite of being involved with Faye Miller, a marketing research consultant who works with SCDP, he proposes marriage to Megan and she accepts.
In the episode " Lady Lazarus ," she leaves the firm to pursue her dream of acting, and with the help of Don lands her first acting gig in one of SCDP's commercials by the Season 5 finale.
Don seems to be more honest with Megan than he was with Betty, apparently telling Megan about his true identity between Seasons 4 and 5.
At the same time, he retains some of those possessive qualities he displayed during his previous marriage, although Megan is more stubborn and combative than Betty.
Megan relocates permanently to California to pursue her acting career and she and Don divorce during Season 7. Megan is originally from Montreal , and French is her first language.
Stan Rizzo Jay R. Before coming to the company, he worked for Lyndon B. Johnson 's Presidential campaign. He and Peggy are often at odds with each other due to his abrasive attitude, although the two later develop a strong working relationship after Peggy challenges Stan over working in the nude for a campaign, which Stan gruffly concedes to her.
Stan is one of the few members of the SCDP creative department who survives the staff cuts. He makes the transition to McCann Erickson in Season 7 and tells Peggy of his love for her at the conclusion of the series, which Peggy reciprocates.
He is instantly infatuated with the six-months-pregnant Betty Draper when he meets her at the Sterlings' Kentucky Derby party as she is waiting by the women's restroom.
Later, he is called upon by Betty Draper and some of her friends to use his influence to save a local reservoir, and he and Betty develop a personal connection.
Betty reciprocates Henry's attention because she increasingly feels no connection with Don due to his non-stop infidelities, lies over his true identity, and his dismissive and sometimes verbally abusive attitude towards her.
After the death of Betty's beloved father, the much older Henry also serves as a replacement father-figure for her.
Henry and Betty have only a few brief and furtive meetings before Henry proposes marriage in the wake of the Kennedy assassination. Season 3 ends with the two of them on a plane with baby Gene, presumably flying to Reno so Betty can obtain a quick divorce from Don.
At the start of Season 4, we see that Henry and Betty have married and Henry has rather uncomfortably taken up residence in the Drapers' house, living with Betty and her three children and paying rent to Don.
He tries to soothe Betty as she continues to react angrily to Don and his irresponsibility towards the children, but gets more fed up over time.
Betty, on her part, feels unaccepted by Henry's family, especially when she is unable to control Sally during a family visit to Henry's mother's house.
At the end of Season 4, they decide to move to Rye, NY. Their relationship during Season 5 seems to be more affectionate, though Henry still periodically loses his temper with Betty.
The news of Betty's cancer in Season 7 devastates him and despite her desire to keep the illness from the children, Henry informs Sally of her mother's condition.
Don tricked Ted into making an expensive presentation to Honda executives, which backfired on Ted as he violated Honda's presentation rules no finished work or commercials allowed at the presentation.
Though the two agencies are comparable in size, he seems obsessed with competing against Don. Ted also tried to woo Pete Campbell over to his agency.
When he returns in Season 5 to recruit Peggy to leave SCDP and join his advertising firm, he remains very confident but is much less obnoxious than in his previous appearances; he does not indulge his typical dislike and jealousy of Don to Peggy, and that helps her decide to accept his offer, which in the season finale has him assigning her a huge amount of material involving an account for cigarettes aimed at female consumers.
During Season 6, Ted and Don impulsively decide to merge their smaller firms so as to compete with the larger ones; however, this leads to numerous small struggles for power between them.
He returns in Season 7 after the McCann purchase and settles into the culture of the firm. He is initially hired to service the Mohawk account, and proves himself to be both prolific and innovative.
He quickly becomes an essential part of the creative team and surpasses Peggy Olson midway through the season as the firm's most productive writer, while Peggy becomes mired in the Heinz story arc.
Ginsberg is an idiosyncratic, socially awkward character who tends to speak his mind, which can be both a help and hindrance to him. Indeed, his position at the firm is threatened at times, including at his interview, when Peggy decides not to employ him for fear of his being too extroverted for Don's tastes.
However, this decision is reversed by Roger, who has already told Mohawk that they have taken him on. As the firm's only Jewish copywriter, Roger uses this to his advantage to help Jewish clients, like Manischewitz.
His role at SCDP becomes more integral after Peggy leaves the agency, though he commands almost none of the respect and support from Don that she did.
His paranoia about the newly installed computer in the office drives him insane , eventually cutting off his own nipple as a gift to Peggy; he is then taken to a psychiatric hospital.
He was referred to by his mother Betty as a "little liar. Despite not having many story lines during the series, Bobby is shown to be affected by his parents' divorce but grows fond of Don's and Betty's new spouses, Megan and Henry, respectively.
In Season 6, he expresses sympathy towards blacks just after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. By Season 7, Bobby grows troubled over the increased arguments between Betty and Henry.
Mad Men depicts parts of American society of the s, including cigarette smoking , drinking , sexism , feminism , adultery , homophobia , antisemitism and racism.
MSNBC noted that the series "mostly remains disconnected from the outside world, so the politics and cultural trends of the time are illustrated through people and their lives, not broad, sweeping arguments".
According to Weiner, he chose the s because: . It will blow your mind if you look at the year on the almanac. And it's not just the election [of JFK ].
The pill came out in March , that's really what I wanted it to be around. Seriously, it's just astounding.
Especially if you look at the movies from the 50s. Once it was acceptable to talk about this idea that teenagers were having sex, which they have been doing, obviously, since time immemorial, there were all these movies like Blue Denim and Peyton Place.
So all of a sudden that entire issue [of pregnancy ] has been removed from society. That was what I was interested in in Television commentators have noted the series' study of identity.
This theme is explored most candidly through Don Draper's identity fraud during the Korean War , in which he takes on an officer's name to desert the army.
Tim Goodman considers identity to be the show's leitmotiv , calling Don Draper "a man who's been living a lie for a long time. He's built to be a loner.
And over the course of three seasons we've watched him carry this existential angst through a fairy-tale life of his own creation.
Not only is the agency of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce in the business of spinning them—or at least warping the truth—to sell product, but the main character, Don Draper, is built on a lie.
Just like one of his campaigns, his whole identity is a sweet fabrication, a kind of candy floss spun out of opportunity, innuendo, and straight-up falsehood.
The New Republic writer Ruth Franklin said that "The show's method is to take us behind the scenes of the branding of American icons—Lucky Strike cigarettes, Hilton hotels, Life cereal —to show us not how the products themselves were created, but how their 'very sexy…very magical' images were dreamed up.
Draper's fatal flaw is his lack of psychological awareness: He is at once perfectly tuned into the desires of America and entirely out of touch with his own character.
Each one is filled with thwarted ambitions and frustrated dreams, none more so than Don Draper himself, whose closet, it's gradually revealed over Seasons 1 and 2, is filled with proverbial skeletons.
The show presents a workplace culture in which men frequently enter sexual relationships with women in which it is assumed that female employees are sexually available for their male bosses and in which jokes about the desirability of one's wife dying are told by husbands in front of their own wives.
Most of the main characters have cheated on their wives. It's painful because this behavior is not as far back in our past as we would like to think.
Our daughters continually get the messages that power still comes through powerful men. And unfortunately being pretty is still a quality that can get you on the ladder—though it still won't take you to the top.
According to the Los Angeles Times : . But it's the force against which the most compelling female characters struggle, and the opposition that defines them.
The interaction with everyday misogyny and condescension—the housewife whose shrink reports to her husband, the ad woman who's cut out of the after-hours wheeling and dealing—gives the characters purpose and shape.
In Salon , Nelle Engoron argued that while Mad Men seems to illuminate gender issues, its male characters get off "scot-free" for their drinking and adultery, while the female characters are often punished.
Aviva Dove-Viebahn wrote that " Mad Men straddles the line between a nuanced portrayal of how sexism and patriarchal entitlement shape lives, careers and social interactions in the s and a glorified rendering of the 'fast-paced, chauvinistic world of s advertising and all that comes with it.
President Obama said "Peggy Olson gave him insight into how his strong-willed grandmother dealt with life in a man's world.
ABC News noted that "as the show's time frame progressed into the s, series creator Matthew Weiner didn't hold back in depicting a world of liquor-stocked offices, boozy lunches and alcohol-soaked dinners.
During the fourth season Don Draper starts to realize he has a major drinking problem. ABC News quoted an addiction specialist who said that "over the last ten years, alcoholism has been more fully understood as a disease.
But in the sixties, bad behavior resulting from heavy drinking could be considered 'macho' and even romantic, rather than as a compulsive use of alcohol despite adverse consequences.
Advertisement executive Jerry Della Femina said of the show: . There was a tremendous amount of drinking. Three-martini lunches were the norm…while we were still looking at the menu, the third would arrive.
The Los Angeles Times opined that Mad Men excels at "stories of characters fighting to achieve personal liberation in the restless years before the advent of the full-blown culture wars.
Peggy's visit to a loft, with a Life Magazine photo editor-friend, placed her squarely in the center of the exciting creativity so rampant in the underground and also so rebellious against the mainstream.
As they embark on their opposite trajectories, the camera lingers on their knowing glances. Here is where we find emotional truth. Critics contend that post-racial beliefs complicate the show by only visualizing people of color at work and rarely in their homes or from their point of view.
Slate writer Tanner Colby praised the show's treatment of race and Madison Avenue as historically accurate, especially the storyline in the third season episode "The Fog" in which Pete Campbell's idea to market certain products specifically towards African-Americans is struck down by the company.
Slate also referred to the fourth season episode, "The Beautiful Girls", in which Don shoots down Peggy Olson's suggestion of Harry Belafonte as a spokesman for Fillmore Auto, after Fillmore Auto faced a boycott for not hiring black employees.
Quite the opposite. It's brave for being honest about Madison Avenue's cowardice. Cigarette smoking , more common in the United States of the s than it is now,  is featured throughout the series; many characters can be seen smoking several times over the course of an episode.
The finale finds the agency in talks with the American Cancer Society. In the series' penultimate episode, Betty Draper is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, after having been depicted as a heavy smoker throughout the series.
Sen ensiesitys oli Yhdysvalloissa AMC -kanavalla Sarjan seitsemäs ja viimeinen tuotantokausi päättyi 17 toukokuuta Mad Men oli arvostelumenestys.
Sarja on voittanut useita palkintoja kuten viisi Golden Globea ja viisitoista Emmy-palkintoa. Parhaan draamasarjan palkinnon se on voittanut vuosina , , ja Keskushahmo on mainosmies Don Draper Jon Hamm , jonka elämää ja ihmissuhteita sarja kuvaa.
Mad Men käsittelee myös luvun amerikkalaisen yhteiskunnan kulttuurillista murrosta ja muuttuvia normeja. Suomessa sarjaa alettiin esittää Kuudes tuotantokausi esitettiin syksyllä Mad Men kuvaa luvun amerikkalaisen yhteiskunnan tiettyjä ominaispiirteitä, kuten runsasta tupakointia ja alkoholin nauttimista, feminismiä, uskottomuutta ja irtosuhteita, luokkaeroja, rasismia ja homofobiaa.
Sarjassa esimerkiksi vuosikymmenen muuttuvat sukupuoliroolikäsitykset nousevat esiin etenkin naishahmojen Peggyn, Joanin ja Bettyn kautta heidän luoviessaan avoimen seksistisen toimisto kulttuurin ja arkielämän vaatimusten keskellä.
Sarja sisältää myös viitteitä eräisiin luvun suuriin poliittisiin tapahtumiin, kuten Vietnamin sotaan , John F. Kennedyn ja Martin Luther Kingin murhaan sekä Yhdysvaltojen rotumellakoihin vuosikymmenen lopulla.
Many lines have double or even triple meanings. Watch this from the beginning, with a friend. Believe me, you will want to discuss each episode afterward to figure out some of the nuances of what happened.
The main Mad Man is the confident womanizer Don Draper, who is head of the Creative department at a mid-sized ad agency in s Madison Avenue.
I admit, at first I kind of hated him, but as the viewer learns more about him and his past, I learned to - not love him exactly - but like him and want to watch him endlessly.
He is a complicated character who can be a very good man, but also a very bad man. Don Draper is joined by a rich cast of supporting characters, many of whom deserve a show of their own: The ambitious young Campbell who is utterly sleazy most of the time, but has occasional moments of growth and even cuteness.
Peggy Olson starts out as Draper's secretary, but her growth into a strong, confident woman mirrors what is happening for Woman in the 60's.
Silver fox Stirling - he may be morally bankrupt but gets some of the best lines. I could go on.
The 60's clothes, hairstyles, decor, and current events provide an interesting backdrop for what is essentially a character piece.
The setting provides both the occasional laugh cigarettes being advertised as "healthy" and the more than occasional cringe how could dumping trash from a picnic in the park right on the grass ever seem okay?!
If you need fast-paced action or a laugh track, this definitely isn't the show for you. But, if you like character development and subtlety in your television shows, rent the first seasons on DVD and settle in.
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