Now that the show’s done and everybody’s satisfied that Don never became D.B. Cooper, it’s time to do away with all the props of Mad Men. Which means that if you’ve got some extra cash, you could be the proud owner of some smart midcentury accessories (or some hideous ‘70s tchotchkes, if that’s your thing).
We can all agree that Mad Men has had its share of intense episodes, as it’s explored every hellish crevice of the virulently unscrupulous and morally bankrupt. But last night’s episode, with its escalating depiction of women at the cusp of feminism yet not close enough to save them, was in my mind the most…
Over the years, viewers have watched the very different trajectories of the lives of Joan and Peggy. Each has navigated the choppy waters of the cultural sea change in the 1960s of women in the workplace—in which "jobs" can now be "careers"—with their own methods that are as diverse as their results.
We love John Webster's unofficial Mad Men Valentines, but since they don't cover Season 3, we've made a few more. Feel free to print them out, paste on macaroni, and give them to your Valentine — or even your spouse.
With Sterling Cooper for sale, Betty finding Dick in a box, and JFK's assassination and feminism's second wave on the horizon, people's worlds are going to change, and they will each see it differently…"but they don't really want to."
Matt Weiner, creator of Mad Men, regards his show as feminist, because, he tells HuffPo, it has a "painfully accurate portrayal of the treatment of women [in the 1960s]." We agree, and gathered 15 of our favorite telling moments.