• Network: AMC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 19, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8
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Universal acclaim- based on 224 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 224

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  1. May 19, 2014
    This season suffers the same faith that season one did. In fact, season one was far more entertaining. This season was just dry. It is not very difficult to get into the minds of these characters but they are just not very interesting people (most of them). It does have its moments. John Slattery makes this show. The entire idea is great and the show looks great but Draper is just not very interesting a man. Expand
  2. Jan 3, 2014
    Great in every possible way, specially the show's great acting and writing. It is an honorable representative of the advent of the Golden Age of Television.
  3. Apr 2, 2013
    Set about a year after the first season the 1960's are well and truly up and swinging (Free love, the cold war etc) and we return to the lives of the men and women of Sterling Cooper advertising and their families. As with the first season there are periods where it appears as if very little is happening meaning some may find their attention wandering but with every role played to perfection the subtle scripting will ensure that most are drawn back episode after episode. If anything this is a slight improvement on the first season, which did take a few episodes to really develop the characters. Expand
  4. Apr 22, 2012
    Probably my most favorite season from the entire series simply because its interesting and tense in the same time. There is really not much to say i absolutely liked every episode and the season finally was amazing as well, great series, great actors!!
  5. Jan 16, 2012
    Still numeral uno! You gel with the characters even when they're whiny pompous spoiled brats. Pampered! Sometimes Mad Men can turn into Cry Babies and go thru any lengths to get what they want. Super egos!
  6. Sep 30, 2011
    Far and a way better than te first season. **** anyone that says it's boring. Just watch it. Not as good as Breaking Bad, but a worthy contender. ****ing brilliant! Live on Don Draper!!
  7. Oct 15, 2010
    Bigger, better and brilliant as ever. Mad Men proves that it's staying. The storyline is ever so more interesting than ever, I did like the first season but now things are more interesting. The time has moved from 1960 to 1962. Jon Hamm is bolder and striking as Don but his female co-stars are stealing his spotlight especially Elizabeth Moss as Peggy who is joining the boys in the big leagues and January Jones whose role as housewife is becoming more frayed than ever. What you see more is the change of scenery and how in depth it seems to go. Still the greatest TV show of the moment? You bet your f#&@ing ass it is. Expand
  8. Oct 8, 2010
    Mad Men is poorly written, it spews continually lackluster dialogue, and it struggles with one boring plot line after another. The show boasts quite the cast, but this only underscores how poorly the writers have done in utilizing the talent at their disposal. When it first came out I was intrigued, and subsequently watched several episodes, but it didn't take long to come to the realization that there is simply no "there" there. Short of the somewhat unique premise of the series, there is absolutely nothing about this show that warrants the attention it is getting. Are people really so shallow that they fall for this sophomoric, gimmicky drivel? When I heard that it was actually winning awards I couldn't even believe by ears. Mad Men is every bit as trite and pathetic as our modern movies and music. Style over substance, nothing more. Expand

Universal acclaim - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 90
    Mad Men returns for season 2 in excellent form: There's a rich and active subtext in this series, you just have to discover it.
  2. The premiere jumps the series from 1960 to 1962, but it plays coy with most of last season's cliff-hangers, including the whereabouts of Peggy's son with married exec Pete Campbell (played with oily brilliance by Vincent Kartheiser). It's quite a tease, but the debut proves Mad Men is as smart as ever
  3. Far from devolving into soapy Madison Avenue pablum, Mad Men is painstakingly building its way to genuine greatness.