With the end of AMC’s Mad Men in sight, there have been any number of reflective essays on the show, with existential topics ranging from “What Does It All Mean?” to “Is That All There Is?” Of particular interest to obsessive music fans...Show More Summary
Mad Men is incredible and Matthew Weiner is a genius. I’ve had no problem recognizing his success and ignoring the struggles, because, well, he invented Don Draper. This perception changed last week when I read an incredible essay on Fast Company by the man himself. The very idea of Weiner’s [...]
Learn from the mistakes of the women who fell for the charms of the über bad boy in the gray flannel suit: "Mad Men"'s Don Draper.
For someone like me, who was a small child during those years, with a father who may have been the model for someone like Don Draper, the show is an inescapable reflection of just how great that era really was.
Today, every book-adoring Twitter user is paying homage to a certain literary heavyweight's deathiversary. (Ahem, his name rhymes with Gilliam Rhakespeare). Yes, the Bard passed away on this day centuries ago, leaving behind a trove of sonnets and plays every ninth grader learns to loathe love. Show More Summary
Hannah Choi is making illustrations of all the women Don Draper has slept with on Mad Men in chronological order. Tags: Hannah Choi illustration Mad Men TV
“Yes, I am Hamm. One of my favorite things about the secret man who drinks at work is that he is actually a different man. Don Draper is Dick Whitman, but nobody knows. Dick Whitman saw Don Draper explode, and then Dick Whitman became Don Draper, and now Hamm is Draper. I thought that this […]
Sunday night's episode of Mad Men featured a botched advertising pitch for Peter Pan's Tinkerbell cookies, a campaign that involved kids writing Dear John letters to rival cookie companies — and eventually results in Johnny Mathis’s firing. It was an ancillary plotline, but over the years, ad campaigns have fueled both the central and background drama... More »
Don Draper takes stock of the future, his own, his agency's, his family's, maybe even a bit of thought about the world. What he finds are colleagues who have no vision beyond more of the same -- Peggy Olsen wants to be creative director, Ted Chaogh wants some more big clients like, you know, an oil company and a drug company. Show More Summary
Things are finally looking up for Don Draper's sick Upper East Side penthouse, no thanks to his real estate agent Melanie and her no good attitude. We meet Melanie for the first time in Sunday's episode (the series' third-to-last).....
"Imagine Don Draper being your father. There are so many charming, lovely, wonderful things about him — but there's so many destructive elements to his person." read more
Seeing Mad Men through its ads: Every week, WIRED takes a look at the latest episode of Mad Men through the lens of the latest media campaign by advertising agency Sterling Cooper & Partners. Don Draper has landed the Don Draper account, and he’s working on it round the clock. Show More Summary
She’s back: Sally Draper! In fact, last night’s episode was all about parents and children, of both the literal and metaphorical varieties. Titled “The Forecast,” presumably referencing both the prognostication Roger assigns Don to write...Show More Summary
Don Draper, the central and serially seductive character of the hit TV show “Mad Men”, is actually a “very weak man”, his creator told a Paris audience on Sunday. “Shame is his lifeblood,” Matthew Weiner said of his intriguing main character, who is the engine of...
Someone tells Don, "You don’t have any character. You’re just handsome. Stop kidding yourself.”
Does Don Draper have a trajectory? Can you extrapolate from his past and see where he ought to end up? That’s a central question that Mad Men faces in its closing episodes, and “The Forecast” pursues it rather directly. Roger gives Don an assignment for: Draft a statement about the future of the company. Show More Summary
A studio on West 57th Street has a history more colorful than most, including as the pilot setting for a television series known as “Mad Men.”
If you really want to get to know Don Draper, take a look at the women he hooks up with. Artist and Mad Men fan Hannah Choi illustrates the many women Don has been romantically entangled with over the last seven years of AMC's hit show. See...Show More Summary
Mad Men will soon be a thing of the past The deliciously retro drama series on AMC is in its seventh and final season. Soon, the onscreen antics of Don Draper and company will all be over, as fans stand by for the ultimate episode. See...Show More Summary
AMC's "Mad Men" is an American series that follows Don Draper (Jon Hamm), the women in his life, and the chaotic world of advertising. Set in the 1970s, the mid-season premiere "New Business" gave viewers a look at one of Don's many women.