• Network: AMC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 19, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 100
    Was it worth the wait? Are you kidding me? Does London Fog make raincoats?
  2. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    88
    The only reason I'm not giving the third season opener four stars is because the show is competing with two earlier, exquisite seasons. Sunday's episode feels like something is missing -- a hook, something to make it physically painful to wait for new episodes.
  3. All the elements Mad Men does well - the humor, the note-perfect clothing and sets, the creeping cultural change - are still there to be savored.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Holcomb
    100
    Ideas became embedded into character and each member of the ensemble was given complex motivations within situations that challenged their natures. As the third season begins, we see that Weiner is committed strongly to going in this same direction with closeted homosexual Salvatore Romano.
  5. It's not comfortable. Just compelling.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    91
    Our greatest pleasure lies in anticipation of what is to come this season.
  7. 90
    Mad Men remains TV at its most artful. Like Don Draper, it's beautiful, stealthy, troubling, and, above all, addictive.
  8. Perhaps the only predictable element of Mad Men is that the premiere is a return to form, the series is as spellbinding and elusive as Draper himself.
  9. Mad Men exists on another level. Smart, mysterious and alluring, Mad Men remains a smooth concoction of period charm and psychological character drama.
  10. 100
    There is always meaning to Mad Men's madness and passion under its control, along with an uncommon level of style, flair and wit. On a TV shelf crowded with cookie-cutter products, Mad Men is an original.
  11. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    91
    It all makes for a rich, captivating series to look at. And listen to. Even, or especially, when it's not saying anything at all.
  12. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    91
    AMC's dazzling Mad Men, returning this weekend for a third season of rich and provocative drama poised at the brink of cataclysmic cultural change.
  13. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    91
    Mad Men, as ever, remains a solid and beautifully produced TV program. Best of all, this episode promises a compelling third season. Fans will find much to savor.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 211 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. Apr 2, 2013
    9
    The critically acclaimed drama returns for its third season and remains as good as ever. As was the case with the first two seasons Mad Men remains a slow burning drama series that allows for gradual character and plot development. As a result it will still not be a show for those that enjoy fast paced action but, thanks to its subtle scripting and superb performances, anyone looking for something that demands a bit of intelligence from its audience are unlikely to find many shows as good as Mad Men. Full Review »
  2. Apr 30, 2012
    10
    Once again a great season for Mad Man, i honestly liked every episode in this season, it was tense it was interesting it was well-written, it was amazing! Especially the season finale which was awesome! Full Review »
  3. Jan 16, 2012
    9
    Its iconic and has turned into regular good TV...but still holds its own like a meal that you don't get tired of. Think of it as a marriage where the honeymoon is over but the romance continues. Growing weary of Betty! Full Review »