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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 19, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
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Universal acclaim- based on 200 Ratings

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  • Summary: Sterling Cooper is in transition after its merger with a British company and secrets continue to play a part in people's seemingly happy lives.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 100
    Was it worth the wait? Are you kidding me? Does London Fog make raincoats?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Those first fugues into Don's hidden past are not the most inviting way into a new season, however. Mad Men is essentially one long flashback, an artfully imagined historic re-enactment of an era when America was a soaring superpower feeling its first shivers of mortality.
  7. 40
    Try as I might, Mad Men fails to resonate, settle in, tell me something. It can no longer get out of its own way so as to allow its multiple story lines to experience actual forward momentum. (Only the calendar does that.)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. 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! Expand
  2. Jun 25, 2011
    10
    Mad men has definitely gotten better with each season.The sets and costumes are perfect and the introduction of jared harris has really helped improve the show.The combination of compelling drama,humour and character development make for compulsive viewing. Expand
  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! Expand
  4. 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. Expand
  5. Sep 30, 2011
    8
    Continuing it's streak of of pure brilliance, Mad Men continues to deliver like a **** Around the sane playing field as the second in terms of its gracefulness, but also consistently awesome. What needs to be said about the complexities has already been said a million times over. Expand
  6. Oct 8, 2010
    0
    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

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