On July 19, 2007, AMC premiered the first episode of its first original series ‘Mad Men’ on its cable channel. Subsequently, the show receives immediate positive acclaim from the viewers and various critics. As per Metacritic, the first six seasons of this thriller earns an average rating of 87 out of 100. The director of Mad Men is Matthew Weiner and the producer, being Lionsgate Television.
Along with critical acclaims, the show also receives four Emmy awards and three Golden Globe Awards. The Emmy awards are for the first four seasons of the series in the category of Outstanding Drama Series. Further, the first three seasons grab the Golden Globe awards in the category of Best Television Series- Drama. And, Mad Men ties itself with other series namely The West Wing, Hill Street Blues and LA Law after winning four Emmy awards.
Here are all the relevant details you would like to know before deciding to watch Mad Men:
Mad Men dates back to the year 1960. The first season of the drama series revolves around the lives of the employees of an advertising firm of New York. The name of the advertising firm is Sterling Cooper. Further, it showcases what is going around the professional and personal lives of the employees of Sterling Cooper. Further, the series also displays various aspects like marriage, divorce, change in jobs etc. during that decade. And, it also shows how their decisions affect the societal changes around them.
There are a number of lead characters in the series, but it won’t be wrong to say that Don Draper takes charge to make the series gripping and keeping the viewers on the edge of their seats. Don happens to be the creative director of Sterling Copper, along with possessing an intriguing personality. Subsequently, he is a fierce competitor and tries his best to hold on to his position. Further, he never gives a moment of peace to his adversaries and always somehow manages to get the better off them.
The release date
The drama series includes seven seasons and in total, has 92 episodes. The final episode of the seventh season released on May 17, 2015. Further, there is no official announcement about the release of the next instalment of Mad Men.
Jon Hamm as Don Draper
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson
Vincent Kartheiser as Pete Campbell
Hofstadt as Betty Francis
Holloway as Joan Harris
John Slattery as Roger Sterlin
Aaron Staton as Kenneth Cosgrove (Ken)
Rich Sommer as Harold Crane (Harry)
Michael Gladis as Paul Kinsey
Bryan Batt as Salvatore Romano (Sal)
Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper (Bert)
Kiernan Shipka as Sally Beth Draper
Maggie Siff as Rachel Katz (Menken)
Jared Harris as Lane Pryce
Jessica Pare as Megan Draper
Jay R. Ferguson as Stan Rizzo
Christopher Stanley as Henry Francis
Kevin Ram as Ted Chaough
Ben Feldman as Michael Ginsberg
Mason Vale Cotton as Robert Dapper (Bobby)
Here is the trailer of the first season of Mad Men . You can watch it for yourself and then decide whether you really can afford to miss this one of a kind drama series.