Mad Men

Mad Men

The Final Season, Part 1

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Set in the captivating world of 1960s New York, Mad Men continues to follow iconic ad man Don Draper, his colleagues and his family.

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ilovewhippets
Jun 22, 2016

I have to agree with some of the comments on here! After enjoying the previous seasons, I was disappointed in the Final Season, both parts!
Feels degraded the season into what sells, rather than the quality plots!

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 11, 2016

The rise and fall of Don Draper seemed inevitable, but here we watch him slightly rise again. He's down, but he's not out. Replete with the growth in family values, as well as the rise of technology and -- gasp! -- the loss of a character who's been with MAD MEN since the start, this season was not one to miss. I liked the brevity of the seven episodes, which made it drag a whole lot less than the sixth season before it. This first part of the farewell season actually glided along at a nice pace, a great improvement. Who knows what the seventies will bring?

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kathy10705
Jan 09, 2016

I think Mad men has become one of the most over rated shows. It is just the same thing over and over.

crimsonqwn Nov 23, 2015

Although unlike previous seasons in tone and content, part 1 is still recognizable as Mad Men (not so once you get to part 2). It felt like everybody involved in the project just gave up. Quality went out the window. Very disappointing end to a great show.

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miaone
Jul 18, 2015

I liked the first 5 1/2 seasons. After that it felt like a series looking for a plot. This last season I was just watching it to see if it caught fire again. It didn't.

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yo918
Jun 06, 2015

Okay, this is one of those series where I have gotten sucked in and then refused to stop until the bitter end even though I really, really do NOT like the show. I know, I know, get a life, right? Sorry, but I just don't get it. This show deserves all the praise and awards and hype? Another Six Feet Under is my opinion, and that is NOT a compliment. If there has ever been a bigger collection of despicable characters with very few redeeming qualities, I cannot recall it...and I love shows like The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Peaky Blinders, Black Sails...get the picture? I suppose I have always had a pretty bad opinion of Madison Avenue anyhow, but calling this a portrayal of advertising's "glory days" and glamorizing narcissistic sociopaths like Don Draper and his neurotic spoiled sidekicks and women just doesn't make me like them any more. Seriously, it just makes me go "uh huh, I can see this being pretty much how it was and is in the epicentre of an industry responsible for so many wasted hours and raised irritation levels." These are the type of people responsible for things like Timmy's supposedly all-Canadian image? For annoying car and truck commercials? For insulting scenes of "everyday life" showing young genetically superior, perfectly racially balanced groups of friends laughing and high-fiving in super slo motion as they "party" with their McCain's potato wedges? Ya, I thought so.

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graybear3
Mar 21, 2015

I HATE when they leave you hanging and you have to wait S-O-O-O long for the rest of the season!

ebarteldes Feb 28, 2015

The first two episodes were kind of slow but it got really interesting by the third episode " Field Trip." Can't wait for the second part of the final season so I can properly binge on this one

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zalito
Feb 17, 2015

Why do good things come to an end? The series put American television to its pinnacle again as having a class of its own. It defined an era in its quirks and magnified a time when the country faced its most challenging times. I love the final scene which highlights what American entertainment is all about!

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Gary Geiserman
Dec 30, 2014

Still the best tv since the Sopranos (Matt Weiner wrote there). Has achieved iconic status. This is because the sensitivity of the excellence is sub-conscious. The merging w/Weiner’s sensibility is so complete and deep we virtually ‘dream’ with him (and the almost anthemic Don Draper). >>>>> In this final season pt 1, Don is finding his way ‘back’ (as if America can find anything). Since God/Goddess loves all her creatures even Don can see. There is at least one metaphysical truth exposited here and it is a doozy. Don has said it several times throughout the series. Hey, he might even find out what love is, too. (I can’t resist: desire IS a way to KNOW here in time/space. <As a small piece of Goddess ‘We create/allow our ‘reality’ ’.> Knowing other things/persons largely illusion.) Lost little boy Don/America CAN find salvation on tv and real life. >>>>>> While some shows may jump a shark, artists like Weiner use the extra airtime to keep on truckin’.

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Nov 22, 2014

Peggy makes her pitch to Burger Chef:

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