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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 19, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8
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77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics What's this?

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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 471 Ratings

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  • Creator: Matthew Weiner
  • Show Type: Between Seasons
  • Season 1 premiere date: Jul 19, 2007
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 10:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 100
    If you check out Mad Men tonight, I guarantee you'll be back next week.
  2. The series is a funny, knowing, sometimes dark, sometimes romantic take on the time just before the power of advertising was fully realized.
  3. Mad Men has found a strange and lovely space between nostalgia and political correctness and filled it with interesting people, all of them armed with great powers of seduction.
  4. Reviewed by: Randy Cordova
    80
    The premiere is so well constructed in every department, it would be near-impossible to skip the next episode. If the show can keep up this level of quality, it could wind up being one of the greats.
  5. Mad Men is both a drama and a comedy and all the better for it, a series that breaks new ground by luxuriating in the not-so-distant past.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    As a serialized drama, the program's situations aren't especially stirring, even with its solid, perfectly outfitted cast. The sheer atmosphere, however, proves intoxicating.
  7. Reviewed by: Randee Dawn
    40
    There's much to admire about Mad Men, and much worth tuning in for. But so far, it's all soft sell.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 113
  2. Negative: 12 out of 113
  1. Nov 1, 2012
    10
    Though it takes quite a bit of time and effort to really submit into the world of "Mad Men", after a few episodes it's worth the patience.Though it takes quite a bit of time and effort to really submit into the world of "Mad Men", after a few episodes it's worth the patience. Once you become submerged in the business world of the '60's, it's ruthless, realistic atmosphere is so interesting that it's impossible to not be convinced that the actors involved really exist in our time. The show is consistently well-written, and every performance, particularly by Jon Hamm and January Jones, give it a sense of power that most TV shows beg for. Expand
  2. Aug 20, 2011
    10
    Just superb television. Works on so many different levels; like a lasagne. On the plus side watching this series has made me appreciate styleJust superb television. Works on so many different levels; like a lasagne. On the plus side watching this series has made me appreciate style and the joy of wearing a fine suit. On the downside it has made me want to start smoking again ;( Expand
  3. Sonia/F
    Jul 21, 2007
    10
    EXQUISITE CINEMATOGRAPHY AND NUANCED DIALOGUE, EASILY WOULD BE THE BEST OF CURRENT SERIES (APART FROM ENTOURAGE) WERE IT ON HBO.
  4. HollieW.
    Sep 13, 2007
    10
    Amazing, beautiful and captivating.
  5. BillY.
    Sep 11, 2007
    9
    brilliantly written, acted, and directed. the details are amazing...everything from the social attitudes towards race, gender, politics...to brilliantly written, acted, and directed. the details are amazing...everything from the social attitudes towards race, gender, politics...to the design, fashion, and even health. I'm not sure why it's on AMC, but I'm thankful that AMC has an HD Comcast On Demand channel. Fantastic show. Expand
  6. Sep 30, 2011
    7
    I seriously doubted that this season would be any good, to be honest. The first few episodes were, to say the worst, a bit boring. But as theI seriously doubted that this season would be any good, to be honest. The first few episodes were, to say the worst, a bit boring. But as the show went on, I grew more and more involved with the story, characters and everything. Pretty damn good, though Expand
  7. May 15, 2014
    0
    Mad men made this show alright. I don't know what kind of audience they are trying to target with Mad Men but I'm 20 and this show doesn'tMad men made this show alright. I don't know what kind of audience they are trying to target with Mad Men but I'm 20 and this show doesn't appeal to me at all, I guess they are going with the older crowd. This show has very poor dialog, very uninteresting plots nobody cares about, I like the idea of a show being set in the 1960s but couldn't they have picked anything more boring than an advertising agency?

    I don't care about this show at all, it's completely boring and bad.
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