8.6
10,915 votes
Mad Men

Mad Men

AMC 2007

Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 Avenue of the Americas. According to the show's pilot, the phrase "mad men" was a slang term coined in the 1950s by advertisers working on Madison Avenue to refer to themselves. The focal point of the series is Don Draper, creative director at Sterling Cooper and a founding partner at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, and the people in his life, both in and out of the office. The plot focuses on the business of the agencies as well as the personal lives of the characters, regularly depicting the changing moods and social mores of the United States in the 1960s.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Mad Men

Mad Men - S3E13

#1 - Shut the Door. Have a Seat

8.77

Season 3 - Episode 13

Don has a big meeting with Connie about their future relationship. Betty is the beneficiary of some interesting advice and Pete has a serious sit-down with some clients.

The episode was rated from 603 votes.

Mad Men - S5E11

#2 - The Other Woman

8.64

Season 5 - Episode 11

Pete asks Joan to make a personal and moral sacrifice to ensure the company lands the Jaguar account. Don becomes furious after learning of the impact Megan's new profession will have on their life. Feeling unappreciated, Peggy attends lunch with Freddy Rumsen, who encourages her to make a move.

The episode was rated from 674 votes.

Mad Men - S5E12

#3 - Commissions and Fees

8.63

Season 5 - Episode 12

Lane's shameful secret comes to the surface with dire consequences. Don recaptures his hunger for success, and Sally experiences a major milestone.

The episode was rated from 660 votes.

Mad Men - S4E7

#4 - The Suitcase

8.51

Season 4 - Episode 7

Don turns to alcohol and Peggy's shoulder to deal with the news of Anna Draper's death that he knows is waiting for him.

The episode was rated from 640 votes.

Mad Men - S7E7

#5 - Waterloo

8.50

Season 7 - Episode 7

Don receives a troubling letter. A risky venture entails a new future for Peggy. Roger gets an unexpected phone call. Pete butts heads with Cutler.

The episode was rated from 1044 votes.

Mad Men - S5E5
#6 - Signal 30
8.38
Season 5 - Episode 5

The Campbells host a dinner party; Pete tries to make time with a teenage girl; Lane tries to snare Jaguar but ends up coming to blows with Pete.

The episode was rated from 639 votes.
Mad Men - S6E13
#7 - In Care Of
8.37
Season 6 - Episode 13

With his personal and professional life crumbling around him, Don positions himself for a change of scenery. Meanwhile, Pete's life is falling apart as well, thanks to the meddling of Bob Benson.

The episode was rated from 864 votes.
Mad Men - S6E6
#8 - For Immediate Release
8.34
Season 6 - Episode 6

As the firm prepares to go public, Don and Pete's actions cause them to lose two huge clients. However, Roger uses a new connection to put them in position to gain their biggest client ever.

The episode was rated from 853 votes.
Mad Men - S5E7
#9 - At the Codfish Ball
8.31
Season 5 - Episode 7

Don is honored at a banquet; Megan saves the day with Heinz; Roger asks Mona for help and begins an affair with Megan's mother. Peggy expects a proposal from Abe but instead moves in with him.

The episode was rated from 626 votes.
Mad Men - S2E13
#10 - Meditations in an Emergency
8.27
Season 2 - Episode 13

The office scrambles without Don; Betty learns some disconcerting news.

The episode was rated from 569 votes.

Last updated: jun 14, 2021

Comments

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No action, not a lot of sex, no CGI, no blood.. and still the best TV show the world has seen.

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Eases you in, then takes you on a ride like no other.

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One of the best shows ever

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This show is all charm.

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When Don's wife is the only woman on the planet that won't sleep with him

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==_Light spoilers ahead._== This is the kind of show where the fanbase sticks its nose in the air and pretends you have no class because you can't understand that it's 'art'. Betty says "Only boring people are bored", and it's like the barb from the fanbase, maybe even the creators, at the people who can't sit through this slow burn of miserable assholes. The show is boring because I don't care about 90% of the cast. I don't want to watch the subtleties because Don Draper is a such a complete asshole, that I just want to see him suffer, and yet he continues to succeed. There's a point midway through the series where there almost seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel, and for a fun little season, Don Draper actually tries to be a better person. The show takes a bit of a turn, and there's fun to be had, before descending back into the bleak parade of miserable people doing miserable things again. I wanted to quit a few seasons in, but stuck it out to see Kiernan Shipka's rebellious evolution, and appreciate the growth of Peggy (who is always a bit miserable as well, but started out being someone to at least root for), before she settles in to being just another asshole in the bunch. Honestly, it speaks a lot to the show that maybe the most charming character in it is a man who still forces you to sit through an all too long scene of him with shoe polish on his face putting on a minstrel show. In the end, this show is like Bert Cooper's painting, substituting subtlety for substance. [EDIT to add: I wrote this review while I was near the end of Season 7, and the ending was truly lame. It was about as subtle as a 6-year-old playing spy, and being the most obvious kid on the playground while 'hiding'. Another in the tradition of bad TV endings like _Lost_ that feel like the writers were trying too hard to be clever or deep.]

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Don you are naughty boy.

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Another year to season five... blah.

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I wish I could reply to comments just to get more info on what FinnQuil thought!!

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very good! keep thinking about the details in my daily life.

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