Mad Men is a smart and cinematic drama about the professional lives, social mores and sexual exploits of advertising executives on Madison Avenue circa 1960, when the industry was at its height of glamour, power, and prestige. The setting is the Sterling Cooper agency, which sells everything from cigarettes to political candidates. The protagonist, Don Draper, is a fast-rising creative director whose smooth exterior conceals any number of secrets. -- AMC press release via The Futon Critic
I hadn't heard about this show until I saw a half hour "Making of" on AMC over the weekend. After watching, Mad Men immediately surpassed Damages as my most anicipated show of the summer. Check out the official site here and you can see a trailer for the show and you can also watch the entire 30 minute "Making of Mad Men" in the video section. Plus, the Cast & Crew page is filled to the brim with "Hey! It's that guy!" actors and actresses.
Based on how much smoking, drinking and promiscuous sex there was I'm sure the Standards & Practices killjoys are having a conniption fit. Heh.
The show begins Thursday July 19th at 10pm on AMC.
Edited by needsleep05, Jun 11, 2007 @ 6:03 PM.