Mad Men

2007 • AMC
3.96K reviews
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Season 1 episodes (13)

1 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
While Don struggles to control his problematic love life, he tries to keep the agency from losing a big tobacco account.
2 Ladies Room
Betty consults with a specialist about her health issues; Don is pressured to help with Nixon's presidential campaign; Peggy fends off the coming advances of one of the copy writers.
3 Marriage of Figaro
Upon returning from his honeymoon, Pete is troubled by what happened with Peggy at his bachelor party. Don's professional relationship with Rachel undergoes significant changes.
4 New Amsterdam
Don teaches Pete a lesson when he oversteps his authority in dealing with a valuable client. At home, Pete is pressured from his newlywed bride to buy their own apartment unit.
5 5G
Don's past catches up to him when he wins an award and gets his picture on a prominent industry periodical. Ken makes his colleagues jealous when he gets a short story published in a national monthly magazine.
6 Babylon
Rumors spread in the office about a surprise romantic affair. Peggy's ideas get noticed during a pitch meeting and her future at the agency begins to look more promising. Don asks Rachel's advice about an ad campaign.
7 Red in the Face
When Roger and Don hit the town together Roger's behavior puts a strain on their relationship.
8 The Hobo Code
Don's past comes back to haunt him; success becomes a problem for Peggy's relationship with her co-workers; Salvatore bonds with a client.
9 Shoot
Betty is used by a rival ad agency to try to hire Don. Peggy is sought after by two romantic rivals. The agency tries to spruce up their Nixon presidential campaign endeavoring to counteract a successful Kennedy ad.
10 Long Weekend
Don loses an important account and Roger, who happens to be stuck in the city on Labor Day, attempts to cheer him up. Meanwhile, Joan and her roommate go out to paint the town.
11 Indian Summer
While Peggy gets assigned to a difficult project, Don grabs ahold of an opportunity provided by Roger's latest work problems. Pete has more problems at home and at the office. Betty's frustrations lead her to seek some new relief.
12 Nixon Vs. Kennedy
The staff at Sterling Cooper pull an all nighter as they watch the Nixon-Kennedy election returns. Also, Pete's ambitions cause him to directly challenge Don.
13 The Wheel
Peggy's co-workers are bothered when she's given a new job opportunity. Don's work gets in the way of his home life. Betty uncovers a shocking secret.

About this show

Set in 1960 New York City, in an unexpected new world - the high-powered and glamorous "Golden Age" of advertising - where everyone is selling something and nothing is ever what you expect it to be. The drama unfolds around Don Draper (Jon Hamm), the biggest ad man in the business. As he calls the shots in the boardroom and the bedroom, he struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels.
3.96K reviews
A Google user
May 1, 2014
Mad Men's star Don Draper is one of multiple-sided personality problems set forth in a man who had to make it to the top on his own, afraid if the CEO'x\'s of the advertising agency knew his poor on the wrong side of town background, he wouldn't get to first base; let alone in the upper hiearchy of business. That's one reason that he didn't even have his own Social Security card but used his brother's. And, that was the main reason he was not capable of loving his first wife. She was from a wealthy, high class family and all his straying away just proved how inadequate he felt in her presence. And the downward spiral continued with his second marriage to a young stage starlet---to be continued..
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Robin PM
January 21, 2016
I had a hard time getting into this show. I get it, the gender roles were very stratified back in the day, but they will not let you forget that. The repetitive story telling got a bit stale afterthe 5th episode.
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Jason Coltrin
May 7, 2014
Dad was of this era and drank and smoked on the job except that it took place in Hughes. His ideals about looking sharp and dealing with the same political issues had me intrigued with this show. Although the acting at times was lackluster and even amateur occasionally the episodes had me coming back for more.
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