History Series / MadMen

11th Sep '17 5:38:32 AM XFllo
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* SecretRelationship:
** Don Draper's first mistress is a bohemian artist Midge. Her friends know about them, but people in Don's job don't, and he keeps it secret from his wife. His secretary Peggy evenually finds out he has a mistress when she overhears a phone call.
** Don Draper sleeps with Rachel Menken, a Jewish client of Sterling Cooper. Rachel starts falling in love with him, but breaks it off when Don offers to run away with her without any consideration for his wife of kids.
** Don has an ugly affair with Bobby Barrett, a wife/manager of a comedian hired for an ad. Peggy has to be their SecretKeeper when she is tasked to hide her in her appartment after they had a car crash together.
** Don dates Sally's teacher Susan when still married to Betty. Her brother finds out, but they break up quite soon.

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* SecretRelationship:
SecretRelationship: The series has lots of secret relationships, often involving an OfficeRomance and/or YourCheatingHeart:
** Don Draper's first mistress is a bohemian artist Midge. Her friends know about them, but people in Don's job don't, and he keeps it secret from his wife. His secretary Peggy evenually finds out he has a mistress when she overhears a phone call.
wife.
** Don Draper sleeps with Rachel Menken, a Jewish client of Sterling Cooper. Cooper advertising company. Rachel starts falling in love with him, but breaks it off when Don offers to run away with her without any consideration for his wife of kids.
** Don has an ugly affair with Bobby Barrett, a wife/manager of a comedian hired for an ad. Peggy has to be their SecretKeeper when she is tasked to hide her in her appartment after they had a car crash together.
** Don dates Sally's teacher Susan when still married to Betty. Her brother finds out, but they break up quite soon.
or kids.



** Don starts sleeping with Faye Miller. She is a marketing researcher hired by SCDP. They kept it secret from all people in the office, and not many knew about it because Faye left the job when SCDP lost their tabacco account.
** Megan starts at RSDP as Don's new secretary, they sleep together and quickly Don decides to marry her, as he was infatuated with her model looks, magical-nanny abilities and desire to work in advertising as a copy writer. Many people are so surprised when he annouces the engagement that they don't even know who Magan is.
** Ted Chaough has an affair with Peggy, his head writer. He wants to leave his wife for her, but breaks it off very soon and leaves Mannhatten. He insists he loves her and Penny is very hurt by his treatment of her.

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** In season 2, Don Draper has an ugly affair with Bobbie Barrett, a wife and manager to an obnoxious comedian Jimmy. The relationship started as professional but they soon begin sleeping together. Jimmy strongly suspects they slept together, and Don's copy writer Peggy also finds out about the affair. Don ends their relationship after he learns she's been gossiping about him.
** Don Draper, still married to Betty, romantically pursues Susan Ferrell, his daughter's young idealistic teacher. She resists -- at first. Later she is sorry they can't date publicly for fear that they would be seen. Susan's brother visits her when they are together and figures out something is off. Don breaks it off when his marriage starts crumbling.
** Don starts sleeping with Faye Miller. She is a marketing researcher hired by SCDP. SCDP, and probably the healthiest of Don's post-divorce relationships. They kept it secret from all people in the office, and not many knew about it because Faye left the job when SCDP lost their tabacco tobacco account.
** Megan starts at RSDP SCDP as Don's new secretary, they sleep together and quickly very soon Don decides to marry her, as he was infatuated with her model looks, magical-nanny abilities and desire to work in advertising as a copy writer. Many people are so surprised when he annouces announces the engagement that they don't even know who Magan Megan is.
** Ted Chaough has an affair with Peggy, his head writer. He wants to leave his wife for her, but breaks it off very soon and leaves Mannhatten. He insists he loves her and deeply, but Penny is very hurt by his treatment of her.



** Don Draper sleeps with Sylvia Rosen, a beautiful but older housewife of a doctor who live in the same building as Don and his wife Megan. Don is disgusted with himself when his daughter Sally accidentally sees them in bed.

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** Don Draper sleeps with Sylvia Rosen, a an older but beautiful but older housewife of a doctor who live in the same building as Don and his wife Megan. Don is disgusted with himself when his daughter Sally accidentally sees them in bed.
6th Sep '17 1:09:40 PM TrollBrutal
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* CastingCouch:
** When the agency is casting the commercial for a double-sided aluminum ad, Roger takes it upon himself to pick out the set of twins he likes best for himself and Don.
** It's also implied that Harry, head of the television department, uses his connections to broker dates with actresses (or tries to).
** Betty outrights accuses Megan of being out doing this when the children are left alone and a burglary occurs.
** Megan worries that it will mean career trouble when she and Don decline to swing with her show's head writer and his wife.
4th Sep '17 10:08:44 PM 2dzfox
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** Lane kisses Joan in "Signal 30" after [[spoiler:beating up Pete]]. She doesn't push him off, slap him, or otherwise act disgusted. She instead waits for him to pull away, opens the office door, and responds to his apology with "For what? Everyone in this office has wanted to do that [[spoiler:to Pete]]."

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** Lane kisses Joan in "Signal 30" after [[spoiler:beating up Pete]]. She doesn't push him off, slap him, or otherwise act disgusted. She simply indulges him for a moment (leaning her head with his instead waits for him to pull away, of pulling away immediately), opens the office door, door afterward and responds to his apology with "For what? Everyone in this office has wanted to do that [[spoiler:to Pete]]."Pete]]" - as if to tell him he doesn't have to apologize for kissing her.



*** Her calmness in handling it, including responding to his apology as if he is apologizing for [[spoiler:beating up Pete]], ups the ShipTease factor,

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*** Her calmness in handling it, including appearing to return the kiss for a moment and responding to his apology as if he is apologizing for [[spoiler:beating up Pete]], ups the ShipTease factor,
4th Sep '17 6:50:14 PM 2dzfox
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** Lane makes a pass at Joan before killing himself. Later, a remorseful Joan wonders why she didn't go along with it.

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** Lane kisses Joan in "Signal 30" after [[spoiler:beating up Pete]]. She doesn't push him off, slap him, or otherwise act disgusted. She instead waits for him to pull away, opens the office door, and responds to his apology with "For what? Everyone in this office has wanted to do that [[spoiler:to Pete]]."
** Lane makes a pass at Joan before killing himself.[[spoiler:killing himself]]. Later, a remorseful Joan wonders why she didn't go along with it.


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***Her calmness in handling it, including responding to his apology as if he is apologizing for [[spoiler:beating up Pete]], ups the ShipTease factor,
30th Aug '17 2:55:49 PM AcidicDinosaur
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* Woobie: Ken Cosgrove from season 4 onward. He's left out when SCDP goes rogue. Once he rejoins the agency, he does all the same work at Pete, but gets none of the accolades. He writes science fiction under a pen-name because his boss won't let him write under his own name. During the campaign for [[spoiler:Chevy]] he gets crippled in a car accident and then [[spoiler:shot in the eye]] and no one cares. And right before he [[spoiler:finally gets the satisfaction of quitting the agency to pursue his writing career, he's fired.]]
30th Aug '17 2:53:32 PM AcidicDinosaur
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* WrongGenreSavvy: It's soon clear that after being assigned as Don's secretary, Maureen labors under the belief the two are going to engage in a series of bantering that will culminate in an epic romance and Don is just "playing the game" to be professional in the office. The truth, of course, is that Don has no idea of Maureen's feelings and is baffled when, after a bad deal, she gives him a kiss and says "we'll get through this together."

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* Woobie: Ken Cosgrove from season 4 onward. He's left out when SCDP goes rogue. Once he rejoins the agency, he does all the same work at Pete, but gets none of the accolades. He writes science fiction under a pen-name because his boss won't let him write under his own name. During the campaign for [[spoiler:Chevy]] he gets crippled in a car accident and then [[spoiler:shot in the eye]] and no one cares. And right before he [[spoiler:finally gets the satisfaction of quitting the agency to pursue his writing career, he's fired.]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: It's soon clear that after being assigned as Don's secretary, Maureen labors under the belief the two are going to engage in a series of bantering that will culminate ultimate in an epic romance and Don is just "playing the game" to be professional in the office. The truth, of course, is that Don has no idea of Maureen's feelings and is baffled when, after a bad deal, she gives him a kiss and says "we'll get through this together."
29th Aug '17 8:50:16 AM XFllo
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* SecretKeeper: Numerous people for Don, including Pete, Cooper, Betty, Faye, and Megan.

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* SecretKeeper: SecretKeeper:
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Numerous people for Don, including Pete, Cooper, Betty, Faye, and Megan.



* SecretRelationship:
** Don Draper's first mistress is a bohemian artist Midge. Her friends know about them, but people in Don's job don't, and he keeps it secret from his wife. His secretary Peggy evenually finds out he has a mistress when she overhears a phone call.
** Don Draper sleeps with Rachel Menken, a Jewish client of Sterling Cooper. Rachel starts falling in love with him, but breaks it off when Don offers to run away with her without any consideration for his wife of kids.
** Don has an ugly affair with Bobby Barrett, a wife/manager of a comedian hired for an ad. Peggy has to be their SecretKeeper when she is tasked to hide her in her appartment after they had a car crash together.
** Don dates Sally's teacher Susan when still married to Betty. Her brother finds out, but they break up quite soon.
** Joan Holloway and Roger Sterling have a long and passionate love affair. He is one of the bosses in their advertising agency and married with a teen daughter while she is a single secretary (who more or less runs the office as an unofficial office manager). Some people know, for example Roger's older business partner Mr. Cooper tells Joan she should not waste her youth, but most are oblivious to the relationship. They break up when Joan gets engaged. Roger continues to have a soft spot for Joan. They later have a baby together after they sleep together once, and Roger tries to tag along.
** Roger starts a romance with Jane, Don's new hot secretary. Roger gets divorced and marries Jane very soon after. It was a great surprise for everyone in the office.
** Don starts sleeping with Faye Miller. She is a marketing researcher hired by SCDP. They kept it secret from all people in the office, and not many knew about it because Faye left the job when SCDP lost their tabacco account.
** Megan starts at RSDP as Don's new secretary, they sleep together and quickly Don decides to marry her, as he was infatuated with her model looks, magical-nanny abilities and desire to work in advertising as a copy writer. Many people are so surprised when he annouces the engagement that they don't even know who Magan is.
** Ted Chaough has an affair with Peggy, his head writer. He wants to leave his wife for her, but breaks it off very soon and leaves Mannhatten. He insists he loves her and Penny is very hurt by his treatment of her.
** Pete (married to Trudy) has an affair with a young depressed housewife. Her husband eventually finds out and he and Pete have a fight on a train.
** Don Draper sleeps with Sylvia Rosen, a beautiful but older housewife of a doctor who live in the same building as Don and his wife Megan. Don is disgusted with himself when his daughter Sally accidentally sees them in bed.



* SlutShaming: The men are free to romp, so long as they're discreet, and other men don't particularly care, but if a woman steps one toe over the line, she's torn apart. Peggy Olson gets it particularly bad from her family and her priest, for having a baby out of wedlock.
** Somewhat Inverted, in that men's 'romps' tend to be much more destructive to others around them, which often comes back to bite them in the ass, like when Don finds out that he has a reputation as a good, easy lay.
** And surprisingly subverted in "The Other Woman": Joan sleeps with the Jaguar exec to get the account, and neither Lane nor Don approve, but none of the men is shown treating her with any less respect than they had before. Pete actually seems to respect her ''more''.
*** They had to, since the partners with the exception of Don -- were the ones who coerced her into doing it. Joan's visibly uncomfortable with the whole thing before and during the act, but only accepted it because of the financial security for her and her son (she got a raise and a voting equity stake in the partnership out of it).

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* SlutShaming: SlutShaming:
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The men are free to romp, so long as they're discreet, and other men don't particularly care, but if a woman steps one toe over the line, she's torn apart. Peggy Olson gets it particularly bad from her family and her priest, for having a baby out of wedlock.
** Somewhat Inverted, in that men's 'romps' tend to be much more destructive to others around them, which often comes back to bite them in the ass, like when Don finds out that he has a reputation as a good, easy lay.
** And surprisingly subverted Subverted in "The Other Woman": Joan sleeps with the Jaguar exec to get the account, and neither Lane nor Don approve, but none of the men is shown treating her with any less respect than they had before. Pete actually seems to respect her ''more''.
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''more''. They had to, since the partners with the exception of Don -- were the ones who coerced her into doing it. Joan's visibly uncomfortable with the whole thing before and during the act, but only accepted it because of the financial security for her and her son (she got a raise partnership of the company and a voting equity stake in the partnership out of it).



* SurprisePregnancy: Frequently.

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%% * SurprisePregnancy: Frequently.
29th Aug '17 8:20:00 AM XFllo
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* OffTheWagon: Duck, with dire consequences.

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* OffTheWagon: OfficeRomance:
** In the first episode, Peggy gets hired as Don's new secretary and tries to impress him and sleep with him, but he has none of it. (He is married and sleeps around the town, but not with office ladies.)
** Peggy, a single gal, sleeps with Pete who is a newly-wed. They don't last long as a couple but remain friends. Pete later goes OhCrap when he sees Peggy taking to his wife Trudy, but Peggy didn't reveal anything.
** Don Draper has a seemingly meaningful relationship with Rachel Menken, a Jewish client of Sterling Cooper.
** Joan Holloway and Roger Sterling have a long and passionate love affair. He is one of the bosses in their ad agency and married with a teen daughter while she is a single secretary (who more or less runs the office as an unofficial office manager). Some people know, Roger's older business partner Mr. Cooper, but most are oblivious to the relationship. They break up when Joan gets engaged. Roger continues to have a soft spot for Joan.
** Roger starts a romance with Jane, Don's new hot secretary. Roger gets divorced and marrries Jane very soon after. It was a great surprise for everyone in the office. Don gives Roger shit for it and mocks his sickly sweet happiness.
** Lois keeps looking for a guy to marry at Sterling Cooper, but she is looking at the wrong place. Most men are married and she could be just a mistress, and she soon zooms in on Sal Romano who is gay.
** Don sleeps with his secretary Allison whe he's wasted and she helped him to get home. She feels exploited by him because he pretended like nothing happened.
** Don starts sleeping with Faye Miller. She is a marketing researcher hired by SCDP, and probably the healthiest of Don's post-divorce relationships, until he screws it up. They kept it secret from all people in the office.
** Megan starts at RSDP as Don's new secretary, they sleep together and quickly Don decides to marry her, as he was infatuated with her model looks, magical nanny abilities and desire to work in advertising as a copy writer.
** Ted Chaough has an affair with Peggy, his head writer. He wants to leave his wife for her, but breaks it off very soon and leaves Mannhatten. He insists he loves her though, but Penny is understandably very hurt by his treatment of her.
* OffTheWagon:
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Duck, a recovering alcoholic, relapses with dire consequences.
3rd Jul '17 8:53:21 AM karstovich2
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** Peggy and Roger's daughter Margaret. For one, they started off as young women with a rather childlike 50s state of dress with their brown hair in ponytails and with a relationship with a father/mentor figure, the name "Margaret", parents that want them married, having sacrificed motherhood for a more fulfilling adult life, and slightly Joan wanting them to pick up some style tips from her; the resemblance ends there with Peggy having a more direct approach (especially later on) towards things she's entitled to (the directness impressing Roger) and having been trying to make peace with having her baby taken away, Roger also shares his working life with Peggy and has a night of bonding before they move on to [=McCann=] Erickson, Peggy lacks the relationship Margaret has with her father because he died before her 13th birthday, she didn't go down the traditional path her family wanted for her, and she develops a medium between the counter culture and the more traditional adult life set by her era albeit one that doesn't [[StayInTheKitchen place her in the home]]; Margaret was Daddy's SpoiledBrat who looked like a miniature of her Mother, got married after high school, has a strained relationship with her father, did the job her parents expected her to do (get married), yet later [[ParentalAbandonment leaves her husband and young son]] for a hippie commune and becomes "Marigold".
** Joan and Peggy: hard-working, they both lost their fathers and were raised by [[MyBelovedSmother critical]] mothers in a lower-middle class environment, both worked their way out of the secretarial pool while dealing with the misogyny of their workplaces, [[MyGirlIsNotASlut both lied about their sexual history to their boyfriends]], rarely seen with genuine female office friendships, were impregnated by one of the SC&P partners, both are smokers with a sharp wit and intellect to match, and both end the series with their careers on top and with their stars rising.

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** Peggy and Roger's daughter Margaret.Margaret Sterling to Peggy. For one, they started off as young women with a rather childlike 50s state of dress with their brown hair in ponytails and with a relationship with a father/mentor figure, the name "Margaret", parents that want them married, having sacrificed motherhood for a more fulfilling adult life, and slightly Joan wanting them to pick up some style tips from her; the resemblance ends there with Peggy having a more direct approach (especially later on) towards things she's entitled to (the directness impressing Roger) and having been trying to make peace with having her baby taken away, Roger also shares his working life with Peggy and has a night of bonding before they move on to [=McCann=] Erickson, Peggy lacks the relationship Margaret has with her father because he died before her 13th birthday, she didn't go down the traditional path her family wanted for her, and she develops a medium between the counter culture and the more traditional adult life set by her era albeit one that doesn't [[StayInTheKitchen place her in the home]]; Margaret was Daddy's SpoiledBrat who looked like a miniature of her Mother, got married after high school, has a strained relationship with her father, did the job her parents expected her to do (get married), yet later [[ParentalAbandonment leaves her husband and young son]] for a hippie commune and becomes "Marigold".
** Joan and Peggy: Peggy to Joan: hard-working, they both lost their fathers and were raised by [[MyBelovedSmother critical]] mothers in a lower-middle class environment, both worked their way out of the secretarial pool while dealing with the misogyny of their workplaces, [[MyGirlIsNotASlut both lied about their sexual history to their boyfriends]], rarely seen with genuine female office friendships, were impregnated by one of the SC&P partners, both are smokers with a sharp wit and intellect to match, and both end the series with their careers on top and with their stars rising.
3rd Jun '17 11:42:16 AM nombretomado
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* LeaningOnTheFurniture: Roger Sterling. Scenes with Roger, Cooper, and Don have a tendency to look like rounds of [[WhoseLineIsItAnyway "Sitting, Standing, Leaning".]]

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* LeaningOnTheFurniture: Roger Sterling. Scenes with Roger, Cooper, and Don have a tendency to look like rounds of [[WhoseLineIsItAnyway [[Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway "Sitting, Standing, Leaning".]]
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