Mad Men is set in the glamorous world of a Madison Avenue advertising agency in the 60s. America is on the cusp of mass consumerism with all the excitement and glamour that this brings to its young businesses. Yet it still mired in misogyny, kids should be seen and not heard and every conversation is enveloped in cigarette smoke. Virtually dripping with atmosphere, this is a sophisticated drama highlighting the wheeling dealing and highly charged relationships of the Mad Men. Created by the executive producer of The Sopranos, Mad Men is multi award winning -Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Jon Hamm; Golden Globe Best Television Series – Drama, plus many more nominations - and has achieved widespread critical acclaim.
Season Two of Mad Men picks up on Valentine's Day 1962, two years after the first season ends. It’s the Kennedy administration, an era marked by the growing civil rights movement, Bob Dylan, free love, increasing feminine discontent, crumbling marriages and the threat of nuclear annihilation. While Don and Betty Draper experience marital problems, enigmatic Don experiences a full-blown existential crisis while on a business trip to sunny Los Angeles, Pete Campbell becomes disillusioned with his own "perfect" marriage and realises he is in love with Peggy and Joan gets into relationship with disturbing consequences, all amidst looming Cuban Missile Crisis. Mad Men remains television at its best.
Release Date: 13 July 2009
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