Mad Men

Mad Men

Season One

DVD - 2008
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In the glamorous and ego-driven world of advertising, everyone is selling something and nothing is ever what it seems. Set in 1960 New York, this series reveals the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue's "Golden Age," where key players make an art of the sell while their private world gets sold. And no one plays the game better than Don Draper, the biggest ad man--and ladies' man--in the business.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2008]
Edition: Limited ed. widescreen
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (ca. 616 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Madmen. Season one

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firecatwarrior
May 02, 2017

Aside from the super-hotness of Jon Hamm may I say just 1 thing about this entire series?
BOO!!!
There you have it. I can't believe so many people loved this show. It was stupid and boring and went nowhere. Definitely not for me.

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Chickey_666
Sep 17, 2016

Love how accurate the 60's is potrayed. Jon Hamm is one sexy guy

JCLKatieS Mar 28, 2016

I can't imagine being a woman during this time and asked myself multiple times "why are they letting this happen?!" while watching this show. I didn't really see what all the fuss was about, although I did continue to watch through the second season. If you have to watch what everyone else is watching/has watched, you should check this one out; however, I am happy how much things have changed since the 1960s.

d2013 Mar 07, 2016

Good entertaining series!

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jimg2000
Sep 05, 2015

My former comment and quotes disappeared for this iconic TV series about Ad men during the 60's. Recall that it was a very good watch ... shall be busy repopulating stuff I had watched in bibliocommons database before I forget them.

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beckythecat1
May 12, 2015

I made it through one disc. Why was this so popular? Horridly sexist men and really stupid women. Did I really work in this era? Certainly not for people like this.

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TRANNY_CLONES
Mar 30, 2015

Boring and sleep inducing as HELL,but cerebral as HELL too though.I think this is the type of TV show that might grow on you slowly,but surely,because Wall Street in real life is exactly like Don Draper and everybody else on this show period.

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Persnickety77
Nov 29, 2014

So so gorgeous to look at. Such excellent writing and acting. This show is one of - if not THE - best tv shows of all time

harrybrowne May 23, 2014

Way overrated but storyline and script are good nonetheless. Music is okay, theme is dreadful. Too much sex, gratuitously added as if for a dumbed down audience. The story could stand on its own without all of it. Subtlety is much more powerful. Very pedestrian performances except for January Jones, who is outstanding. Worth seeing but don't believe all the hype.

CoeryT May 19, 2014

A Little bit over rated but still, Thoroughly Entertaining. A well Acted cast. An Intellegent show.

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jimg2000
Sep 06, 2015

Don: Well, technology is a glittering lure. But there is a rare occasion when the public can be engaged on a level beyond flash – if they have a sentimental bond with the product. My first job I was in house at a fur company, with this old pro of a copywriter, a Greek, named Teddy. Teddy told me the most important idea in advertising is “new.” It creates an itch. You simply put your product in there as a kind of calamine lotion. He also talked about a deeper bond with a product: nostalgia. It’s delicate, but potent. Sweetheart. Teddy told me that in Greek, nostalgia literally means the pain from an old wound. It’s a twinge in your heart, far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn’t a space ship, it’s a time machine. It goes backwards, forwards. It takes us to a place where we ache to go again. It’s not called a wheel, it’s called a carousel. It lets us travel the way a child travels. Round and a round, and back home again. To a place where we know we are loved.

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jimg2000
Sep 06, 2015

Roy: Like you? You make the lie. You invent want. You're for them... not us.
Don: Well, I hate to break it to you, but there is no big lie. There is no system. The universe is indifferent.

Rachel: It's hard to get caught in a lie.
Don: It wasn't a lie, it was ineptitude with insufficient cover.

Roy: So, what do you do, Don?
Don: I blow up bridges.
Midge: Don's in advertising.
Roy: No way. Madison Avenue? What a gas!
Midge: We all have to serve somebody.
Roy: Perpetuating the lie. How do you sleep at night?
Don: On a bed made of money.

Roger: At some point, we've all parked in the wrong garage.

Roger: Remember, Don...when God closes a door, he opens a dress.

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jimg2000
Sep 06, 2015

Don: Advertising is based on one thing, happiness. And you know what happiness is? Happiness is the smell of a new car. It's freedom from fear. It's a billboard on the side of the road that screams reassurance that whatever you are doing is okay. You are okay.

Betty to psychiatrist: I don’t know why I’m here. I mean, I do, I’m nervous, I guess. Anxious. I don’t sleep that well. And my hands. They’re fine now, it’s like when you have a problem with your car and you go to a mechanic and it’s not doing it anymore. Not that you’re a mechanic. I guess a lot of people must come here worried about the bomb. Is that true? It’s a common nightmare, people say. I read it in a magazine. My mother always told me that it wasn’t polite to talk about yourself. She passed away recently. I guess I already said that.

Don: Let me ask you something, what do women want?
Roger: Who cares?

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