Mad Men

Mad Men

Season One

DVD - 2008
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In the glamorous and ego-driven world of advertising, everyone is selling something and nothing is ever what it seems. Set in 1960 New York, this series reveals the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue's "Golden Age," where key players make an art of the sell while their private world gets sold. And no one plays the game better than Don Draper, the biggest ad man--and ladies' man--in the business.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate Entertainment, [2008]
Edition: Widescreen.
Copyright Date: ©2008
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (approximately 616 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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Les_J
Jul 28, 2018

One of the greatest TV series ever, portraying life in the 1960s, when men were men and women were still women.

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strider643
Jul 25, 2018

Several reasons why this series is completely revolting to me. First, the ubiquitous cigarette smoking. For some evil reason Hollywood loves the cigarette and its concomitant smoke. Who cares about its nasty effect: cancer. This alone makes this vapid series unwatchable. The second reason is this show's misogynistic perspective where all men wear power suits while sexually abusing their power and the women dressed and play as sex objects without any power. It's insulting and abusive to both genders. But of course this is a microcosm of Hollywood itself i.e. Harvey Weinstein. But this show just shallowly panders this morass of Weinstein amoral sexual philosophy. Mad Men is utterly repulsive.

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iGoRSMooT86
May 20, 2018

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Warbler3
Jan 27, 2018

Couldn't stand the sexism.

Library_Jill Dec 27, 2017

A really well-made, well-acted drama that offers fascinating look at the glamorous world of advertising in 1960s New York. As I watched, I was fascinated by how much has changed and how much has stayed the same since in the past 60 years. The costumes, props (so many cigarettes!), and acting were all obviously done with great care for evoking the time period faithfully, and I am looking forward to season 2.

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ArianaRayne
Jul 04, 2017

Season 1 is a little slow but it piqued my interest nonetheless, Season two however gets much more interesting. All in all it's a pretty good series.

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firecatwarrior
May 02, 2017

Aside from the super-hotness of Jon Hamm may I say just 1 thing about this entire series?
BOO!!!
There you have it. I can't believe so many people loved this show. It was stupid and boring and went nowhere. Definitely not for me.

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Chickey_666
Sep 17, 2016

Love how accurate the 60's is potrayed. Jon Hamm is one sexy guy

JCLKatieS Mar 28, 2016

I can't imagine being a woman during this time and asked myself multiple times "why are they letting this happen?!" while watching this show. I didn't really see what all the fuss was about, although I did continue to watch through the second season. If you have to watch what everyone else is watching/has watched, you should check this one out; however, I am happy how much things have changed since the 1960s.

d2013 Mar 07, 2016

Good entertaining series!

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jimg2000
Sep 06, 2015

Don: Well, technology is a glittering lure. But there is a rare occasion when the public can be engaged on a level beyond flash – if they have a sentimental bond with the product. My first job I was in house at a fur company, with this old pro of a copywriter, a Greek, named Teddy. Teddy told me the most important idea in advertising is “new.” It creates an itch. You simply put your product in there as a kind of calamine lotion. He also talked about a deeper bond with a product: nostalgia. It’s delicate, but potent. Sweetheart. Teddy told me that in Greek, nostalgia literally means the pain from an old wound. It’s a twinge in your heart, far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn’t a space ship, it’s a time machine. It goes backwards, forwards. It takes us to a place where we ache to go again. It’s not called a wheel, it’s called a carousel. It lets us travel the way a child travels. Round and a round, and back home again. To a place where we know we are loved.

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jimg2000
Sep 06, 2015

Roy: Like you? You make the lie. You invent want. You're for them... not us.
Don: Well, I hate to break it to you, but there is no big lie. There is no system. The universe is indifferent.

Rachel: It's hard to get caught in a lie.
Don: It wasn't a lie, it was ineptitude with insufficient cover.

Roy: So, what do you do, Don?
Don: I blow up bridges.
Midge: Don's in advertising.
Roy: No way. Madison Avenue? What a gas!
Midge: We all have to serve somebody.
Roy: Perpetuating the lie. How do you sleep at night?
Don: On a bed made of money.

Roger: At some point, we've all parked in the wrong garage.

Roger: Remember, Don...when God closes a door, he opens a dress.

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jimg2000
Sep 06, 2015

Don: Advertising is based on one thing, happiness. And you know what happiness is? Happiness is the smell of a new car. It's freedom from fear. It's a billboard on the side of the road that screams reassurance that whatever you are doing is okay. You are okay.

Betty to psychiatrist: I don’t know why I’m here. I mean, I do, I’m nervous, I guess. Anxious. I don’t sleep that well. And my hands. They’re fine now, it’s like when you have a problem with your car and you go to a mechanic and it’s not doing it anymore. Not that you’re a mechanic. I guess a lot of people must come here worried about the bomb. Is that true? It’s a common nightmare, people say. I read it in a magazine. My mother always told me that it wasn’t polite to talk about yourself. She passed away recently. I guess I already said that.

Don: Let me ask you something, what do women want?
Roger: Who cares?

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