Mad Men: 1st Season Encore

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  1. Shifty

    Shifty Chief of Surgery

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    While there is no way one can defend the mediocre films AMC (no longer American Movie Classics, its just "AMC") you shouldn't let their movie selections stop you from watching one of the best televisions shows currently on the air. Mad Men premiered in July and just wrapped up their first season with the second scheduled for next year. The encore of the first season starts this Thursday. I tuned in to watch the pilot back in July and was hooked. Anyone else have a chance to view this?


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    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 new primetime drama about how to sell the truth. Set in 1960 New York, the daring new 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 13-episode, one-hour original program produced by Lionsgate premiered Thursday, July 19 at 10 PM | 9C.
    The encore of the season begins Thursday, November 1 at 10 PM | 9C.

    Created, executive produced and written by Weiner, the drama series stars Jon Hamm (We Were Soldiers), Elisabeth Moss (The West Wing), Vincent Kartheiser (Angel), January Jones (We Are Marshall) and Christina Hendricks (Kevin Hill), and guest stars John Slattery (Desperate Housewives), Rosemarie DeWitt (Standoff), Talia Balsam (All the Kings Men) and legendary stage and screen star Robert Morse ("How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"). Michael Gladis (Third Watch), Aaron Staton (The Nanny Diaries), Rich Sommer (The Devil Wears Prada), Maggie Siff (Michael Clayton) and Bryan Batt (La Cage Aux Folles") round out the cast.

    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 (Hamm), 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.

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  2. Shifty

    Shifty Chief of Surgery

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  3. the burj

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    I've seen the first few episodes and stopped watching because I forgot about it. I'm glad they're gonna play an encore of this season, now I know to set my DVR ;)
     
  4. SapphirePrima

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    Is anyone still watching this?

    I watched S2 and I love this show. It's such a real look at the 60's.

    I love Don even though he's just such a I don't know. He does so many bad things but is yet redeemable.

    S3 is technically tonight.
     
  5. Prison Mike

    Prison Mike Don't drop the soap!

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    I am in the middle of watching season 2. I finished season 1 last week. this show is great!
     

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