5 Reasons We Love Watching: Mad Men

In some respects, it’s sad that Mad Men is entering the final half of its final season. The show first premiered in the summer of 2007 and gave us a different kind of period piece. The show followed around Don Draper and showed not only what he did professionally as a "Mad Man" in the 1960s world of advertising, but tried to cast a spotlight on his shadowy personal life as well.

This isn’t the time to get into why Mad Men was so successful (or the fact that it has made the career’s of some actors and actresses who, were it not for this show, would have never broken out of Hollywood’s doldrums), nor is it the time to point out that the writing has suffered dramatically since the first season, but it’s time to celebrate what will ultimately be remembered as a turning point for AMC’s ability to produce quality television and another series that will live in what’s becoming known as the Golden Age of television.

5. The insufferable, Pete Campbell (Ed. note: Ummm):

4. The free falling intro:

3. Roger being Roger:

2. No B.S. Joan:

1. The classic Don Draper:

BONUS REASON: Peggy. Always, always Peggy:


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