Mad Men is an American television series created and produced by Matthew Weiner. Mad Men airs on AMC on every Sunday evening. Mad Men first premiered on July 19th 2007 and till now it has completed four successful seasons. Every single season of Mad Men consists of thirteen wonderful and interesting episodes. Producers of Mad Men have scheduled its next season to be launched on 25th of March 2012.
The script of Mad Men is a fictional set-up in late 1960s, in which the story revolves around an advertising agency which is located on Madison Avenue in the city of New York. Don Draper played by Jon Hamm is the focal point of Mad Men series. He is creative director and one of the founders of the advertising firm. His friends are from both in and out of the office scenario. Mad men series tries to depict the varying moods and social ups and downs in United States of America during the 1960s.
Mad Men series is a critically acclaimed television show. Critics appreciate its commitment to show the true face of history and unique visual style. Mad Men is famous all around the world and has won many awards in various categories. It has won fifteen Emmy awards and four golden globe awards. Mad men have also made its place in the pages of history. It is first ever cable series which has won Emmy Award in category of outstanding drama series. It has continuously won awards in outstanding drama series category from the year 2008 to 2011.
Don Draper is one of the lead characters of this series. He is working as creative director at Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency. He is also one of the founders of this agency. Don Draper is a drunk and chain smoker who is a successful person in the field of advertising. In the first season he was married to Betty and has three kids with her but shocking revelation about his past leads to divorce in the end of third season. His real name is Richard Whitman and changed his name during Korean War.
Peggy Olson starts her career as Draper’s secretary and later becomes copywriter. She becomes pregnant and Pete Campbell is responsible for it. But Pete Campbell is unaware of it till the end of second season. In end of second season Olson reveals about her pregnancy and about gave up the baby for adoption. In third season Peggy is approached by Duck to leave her present company to join him but Peggy turns down the offer and continues to show her faith in Sterling Cooper. Don appreciates her abilities and pushes her to perform better and encourages her to come up with excellent advertising ideas.
Other than these two major characters there are a few more characters in the series. Pete Campbell is a young but ambitious account executive who is looking to make his place in advertising field.
Betty is Don’s wife up to third season. Before meeting Darper, she was a model and married him at a very young age. After knowing about past of Don, she divorce him and gives a new start to her life