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Mad Men

Genres: Drama, Period Drama
Broadcast on: M-Net, M-Net Series, M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net Series Zone, M-Net Edge, ShowMax

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Seasons

Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
AMC 19 Jul 2007 18 Oct 2007 Thursdays, 22h00 - 23h00 13
M-Net 25 May 2008 17 Aug 2008 Sundays, 21h45 - 22h45 13
M-Net Series 10 Jun 2008 02 Sep 2008 Tuesdays, 21h00 - 22h00 13
ShowMax 11 Mar 2016 11 Mar 2016 Friday, 00h01 (all episodes) 13


Season 1

Mad Men is an American period drama television series created by Matthew Weiner and set in the 1960s at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on New York City's Madison Avenue, which centres on Don Draper, a high-level advertising executive, and the people in his life in and out of the office. It also depicts the changing social mores of early 1960s America.

What you are, what you want, what you love doesn't matter. It's all about how you sell it.

From AMC and the Emmy Award-winning executive producer and writer of The Sopranos Matthew Weiner, comes Mad Men, a provocative drama about how to sell the truth.

Set in 1960s New York, the series is about the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising, an ego-driven world where key players make an art of the sell while their private world gets sold.

The Setting

In 1960, advertising agencies were an all-powerful influence on the masses. Personal and professional manipulation and sexual exploits defined the workplace and closed the deals.

The high profile Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency created advertising campaigns – from cigarettes to political candidates - better than anyone.

It was a time of great ferment. Women had barely begun to come into their own. Librium and birth control were on the move. Ethics in the workplace, smoke-free environments, sexual harassment and ethnic diversity were workshops of the future.

The Premise

The series depicts the sexual exploits and social mores of this most innovative yet ruthless profession, while taking an unflinching look at the ad-men who shaped the hopes and dreams of Americans on a daily basis.

The Players

The series revolves around the conflicted world of Don Draper, the biggest ad man (and ladies man) in the business, and his colleagues at the Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency.

As Don makes the plays in the boardroom and the bedroom, he struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels.

The series also depicts authentically the roles of men and women in this era while exploring the true human nature beneath the guise of 1960 traditional family values.


Season 1 Cast

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Don Draper

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Peggy Olson

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Pete Campbell

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Betty Draper

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Joan Holloway

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Salvatore Romano

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Paul Kinsey

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Ken Cosgrove

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Harry Crane

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Rachel Menken

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Roger Sterling

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Bertram Cooper

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Sally Draper

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Adam Whitman

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Allison

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Barbara Katz

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Bob Shaw

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Carl Winter

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Carlton Hanson

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Dr. Arnold Wayne

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Francine Hanson

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Fred Rumsen

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Helen Bishop

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Herman 'Duck' Phillips

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Hildy

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Hobo

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Jim Hobart

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Lee Garner, Jr.

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Lee Garner, Sr.

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Mate Okos

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Midge Daniels

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Nannette

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Roy Hazelitt

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Trudy Campbell

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Marjorie

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