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.

Ratings and reviews

3.96K reviews
Devilskiss Killswitch
April 24, 2014
After maybe 4 episodes of watching these men cheat, lie, and con their way from one episode to the next, I'd decided it wasn't intriguing enough to watch anymore. These people were shady, crooked, and self indulging, I don't need to turn on my television to see more of what already happens too often in life. No thanks Madmen.
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Jake London
May 19, 2015
Worst ending ever! I guess when I look at Don's life I see my own. I wonder where his happy ending was to better guage my own. A lot of the things Don did to other people I did also. My family is gone and I'm chasing the wind, wondering if I'll ever land on a cloud. Like the character Don, clouds are sometimes what you imagine them to be, no real surface. So I will go on with real life and face real problems,and face them alone. Some say that the journey is the unequivocal reward of the gift of life. No.
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February 10, 2015
The smoking, drinking, philandering, fashions, office politics, etc were not unique to advertising. Any large firm in any city from that time is depicted in this show. The characters and fashions were also well researched. Happy to relive what, to me, were better times. Good jobs everywhere, good pay, great benefits and lots of advancement beats out all the PC, loss of privilege and part time hours the majority of people now have. We even laughed a lot back then. Really good show.
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