User Score: 704
The use of the atmosphere, lighting, colors and costumes in the show are fully consistent with the slogan of the advertising agency Sterling Cooper:"The medium is the message.".The atmosphere has so much prominence that is integrated as part of the plot, as a living element.
When Mad Men began, many people said that this story was not going to be successful, in an environment dominated by reality shows and comedies. But it proved the opposite.
The other series located in the middle of the twentieth century, had exploited topics as World War II, the rock bands and changes in the political scene.Never one series had been giving so much importance to this issue: the traumatic transition to integrate women into the professional world, which is something we now take for granted.
Along with the set, Mad Men offers a caring atmosphere that is reflected it even in the smallest details.The use of music, based not on what people remember, but it really sounded on the radio in 1960 it is one of the series' treasure.
Another amazing aspect is the ingenious gold mine of the series.Mad Men has closed lucrative contracts for placement with brands such as Heineken, Cadillac, Hilton, Pond's and even Pepsi.
When things are done right, the obsolete turn in classical and magnificent.
I'm not a big fan of Sopranos, Boardwalk or Breaking Bad which are often compared to Mad Men. Mad Men is different, I understand the characters and can relate to them in a way that I can't do in the other shows.
I really like Don Draper not only because Jon Hamm is gorgeous but because he feels real. He has many flaws and can be really mean but I feel that he always tries to be better. He get's all the stuff a "normal"successful man should have, beautiful wife, kids, a nice home and a good job. He should be happy, why isn't he? That's why he is so great working in advertise, he knows how to sell it because he's already bought it.
It's fun the see into the world of an advertising agency in the 60's, the style, the people, the talk and how they change over the years. I absolutely adore the clothes, make up and hair, all of the women look amazing. I know it's TV but it's not realistic for a hard working office woman like Joan to look so made up everyday.
My favorite characters on the show are Don, Pete, Peggy,Trudy, Betty, Roger and little Sally.
Can't wait for season 5!
THis show is unlike anyother show on tv , we need some more good shows based on drama rather than comedy and MAD MEN is one of the best shows i have seen .
This show really takes u into the 60's , and it corresponds well with the events that happened at that time. The characters are very believable and easy to relate to .
Any person who has not seen this show is missing out , but if all you care about are comedy or reality shows then no need to look here .