Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 Avenue of the Americas. According to the show's pilot, the phrase "mad men" was a slang term coined in the 1950s by advertisers working on Madison Avenue to refer to themselves. The focal point of the series is Don Draper, creative director at Sterling Cooper and a founding partner at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, and the people in his life, both in and out of the office. The plot focuses on the business of the agencies as well as the personal lives of the characters, regularly depicting the changing moods and social mores of the United States in the 1960s.
Mad Men Season One (2007) Review
Who is Donald Draper? That question is at the very heart of Sopranos scribe Matthew Weiner’s now iconic period drama series. The first season of Mad Men, ten years old now, is a near perfect debut that’s full of moments of subtlety, others without it, and scripted with skill and utter ingenuity. There will be some spoilers here as I delve back into one of my favourite shows of all time.
'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Has a New Show in Development at Amazon
Mad Men is one the best television shows ever. It might be subjective, but the series is as close to unanimously praised as you're likely to get. But creator Matthew Weiner took some time away from TV for a while, to direct a film, write a novel, and direct an episode of Orange is the New Black.
'Mad Men' Creator Trading TV for Prose
Matthew Weiner, the creator behind what is regarded as one of the greatest shows of all time, Mad Men, is changing tact and putting the visual medium aside for now to write a novel.
'The Sopranos' Creator on his Jealousy of 'Mad Men'
Speaking at Vulture Festival, The Sopranos creator David Chase was candid when he sat down with TV and film critic Matt Zoller Seitz. He admitted spending decades unhappily writing for network TV before Sopranos.
Jon Hamm's Name Misspelt on his Golden Globe Trophy
Despite having six nominations resulting in two wins, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association failed to spell Mad Men star Jon Hamm's name correctly on his Golden Globe statue this year.