History Series / MadMen

23rd Aug '16 10:21:56 AM toybox
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''Mad Men'' is an American [[PeriodPiece period drama]] involving an advertising firm on Madison Avenue, UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, during the 1960s. The series deconstructs "good old days" of America's past and explores the changing American landscape through the eyes of Sterling-Cooper Advertising and the world of advertising at the dawn of [[TheSixties the decade]] that would change America forever.

The series, while an ensemble, focuses mainly on Don Draper (Creator/JonHamm), a charming rogue of an ad executive with major personal problems: mainly the fact that he can't keep his dick in his pants, as well as his DarkAndTroubledPast.

As the show progresses through the 1960s, many seasons are tied to milestone events: Season one culminated in the 1960 election of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, season two took place during 1962 and ended with the Cuban Missile Crisis, and season three ran through 1963 and featured the JFK assassination in its penultimate episode. Season Four (1964-65) breaks this pattern, though much of it centers around the VietnamWar; Season 5 (1966-67) continues to deal with Vietnam; and Season 6 (1968)[[labelnote:*]]OK, technically, it begins in December 1967 skipping the "Summer of Love"[[/labelnote]] is highly chaotic (just like the year). The first half of Season 7 begins with Nixon's inauguration in January 1969 and ends with man's first moonwalk later in July. The final half continues and closes in 1970, with less focus on current real-life events and more on the professional and personal turmoils of the main cast.

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''Mad Men'' is an American [[PeriodPiece period drama]] involving surrounding an advertising firm on Madison Avenue, UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, during the 1960s. The series deconstructs nostalgia of the "good old days" of America's past and explores the changing American landscape through the eyes of Sterling-Cooper Advertising and the world of advertising at the dawn of [[TheSixties the decade]] that would change America forever.

The series, while an ensemble, ensemble piece, focuses mainly on Don Draper (Creator/JonHamm), a charming rogue of an ad executive with major personal problems: mainly the fact that he can't keep problems--mainly his dick in inability to break his pants, personal cycle of infidelity, as well as his DarkAndTroubledPast.

As the show progresses through the 1960s, many seasons are tied to and punctuated by milestone events: events. Season one culminated culminates in the 1960 election of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, season two took takes place during 1962 and ended ends with the Cuban Missile Crisis, and season three ran runs through 1963 and featured the JFK assassination in its penultimate episode. Season Four (1964-65) breaks this pattern, though much of it centers around the VietnamWar; VietnamWar. Season 5 (1966-67) continues to deal with Vietnam; and Season 6 (1968)[[labelnote:*]]OK, technically, it begins in December 1967 skipping the "Summer of Love"[[/labelnote]] is highly chaotic (just like the year).year) and delves into the racial tensions at the time, including the assassination of UsefulNotes/MartinLutherKingJr. The first half of Season 7 begins with Nixon's inauguration in January 1969 and ends with man's first moonwalk later in July. The final half continues and closes in 1970, with less focus on current real-life events and more on the professional and personal turmoils of the main cast.
31st Jul '16 9:47:42 AM alnair20aug93
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* FiftiesHair: Season 1 has chock full of late 50s carryover styles with all of the men sporting side parts and crew cuts, and the women having diversity with Betty sporting the classic short and wavy, Joan with the artichoke, and Peggy with the ponytail and bangs.
16th Jul '16 12:09:46 PM FictionIsntReal
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** Joan's mother, now a grandma since Joan has a baby, pipes up in "The Strategy" that "the Jews close everything on Sunday".

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** Joan's mother, now a grandma since Joan has a baby, pipes up in "The Strategy" that "the Jews close everything on Sunday".Saturday".
16th Jul '16 11:36:01 AM TrollBrutal
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the "good old days" NostalgiaFilter view of the Sixties. Needless to say, America was ''not'' a perfect and happy place back then like such views claim. See the entry below for DeliberateValuesDissonance for some good examples.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the "good old days" NostalgiaFilter view of the Fifties, which are still prevalent well into the Sixties. Needless to say, America was ''not'' a perfect and happy place back then like such views claim. See the entry below for DeliberateValuesDissonance for some good examples.
16th Jul '16 11:18:17 AM FictionIsntReal
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the "good old days" NostalgiaFilter view of the Fifties. Needless to say, America was ''not'' a perfect and happy place back then like such views claim. See the entry below for DeliberateValuesDissonance for some good examples.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the "good old days" NostalgiaFilter view of the Fifties.Sixties. Needless to say, America was ''not'' a perfect and happy place back then like such views claim. See the entry below for DeliberateValuesDissonance for some good examples.
30th Jun '16 9:49:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* BastardAngst: Don Draper experienced this, being the bastard son of a whore. When his biological father died his stepmother made life miserable for him, spurring him to take over a dead man's identity and become the ManipulativeBastard he is in the show.
30th Jun '16 9:49:10 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Mad Men''''' is an American [[PeriodPiece period drama]] involving an advertising firm on Madison Avenue, UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, during the 1960s. The series deconstructs "good old days" of America's past and explores the changing American landscape through the eyes of Sterling-Cooper Advertising and the world of advertising at the dawn of [[TheSixties the decade]] that would change America forever.

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'''''Mad Men''''' ''Mad Men'' is an American [[PeriodPiece period drama]] involving an advertising firm on Madison Avenue, UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, during the 1960s. The series deconstructs "good old days" of America's past and explores the changing American landscape through the eyes of Sterling-Cooper Advertising and the world of advertising at the dawn of [[TheSixties the decade]] that would change America forever.
15th May '16 9:36:15 PM DavidDelony
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* LateArrivalSpoiler: It would be very hard to start watching the show now and completely avoid the knowledge that Don will eventually marry Megan.

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* LateArrivalSpoiler: It would be very hard to start watching the show now and completely avoid the knowledge that Don will eventually marry Megan. Also, Don's real identity.
11th Apr '16 11:53:54 PM DavidDelony
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* VitriolicBestBuds: Peggy and Joan have this dynamic, sniping at each other on occasion but holding a deep respect for each other.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: Peggy and Joan have this dynamic, sniping at each other on occasion but holding a deep respect for each other. At the very end, they're genuinely happy for each other's success in their careers.
2nd Apr '16 5:13:56 AM TrollBrutal
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'''''Mad Men''''' is an American [[PeriodPiece period drama]] involving an advertising firm on Madison Avenue, UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, during the 1960s. The show explores the changing American landscape through the eyes of Sterling-Cooper Advertising and the world of advertising at the dawn of [[TheSixties the decade]] that would change America forever.

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'''''Mad Men''''' is an American [[PeriodPiece period drama]] involving an advertising firm on Madison Avenue, UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, during the 1960s. The show series deconstructs "good old days" of America's past and explores the changing American landscape through the eyes of Sterling-Cooper Advertising and the world of advertising at the dawn of [[TheSixties the decade]] that would change America forever.
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