After seven amazing seasons, and almost a hundred episodes, our beloved Mad Men is nearing the end of its run. In celebration and anticipation of the final seven episodes of what Rolling Stone hails as "the greatest TV drama of all time" (we tend to agree), AMC, in conjunction with Lionsgate and cultural institutions from coast to coast, will honor Mad Men through exhibitions, screenings, events and discussions. If you are fortunate enough to be able to attend any of these events, please comment below or write your own blog about your experience for those of us, like me, who are not close enough to participate.
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The following is a list of the events we know of so far, where they will be held, and what to expect from them, if you know of an even…
1. Adding in every client or brand that has even been mentioned. Will go back and do research and fill in details and info boxes (any help is appreciated). Consider these all stubs
2. Adding in all pop culture references such as books, movies, television shows. These are the ephemera that make the show so captivating. (For instance, Dante's Inferno and Meditations in an Emergency ). The category and sub-category hierarchy on this really needs to be settled.
3. Character Galleries - these really do not make sense to me. There seems to be a lack of consistency. For instance, Gallery:Don Draper is not included in the category Character Galleries. Likewise with all other character galleries. Once again, a structured hierarchy or logic of …Read more >
I have applied to become an admin on this wikia.Read more >
Change and moving forward is one of the themes of Mad Men. The characters are going through transitions quickly. Compare any character in Season 1 to the same Character in Season 7 and the change will be astounding. Even Bert Cooper who never changed much at all - now he's dead!
As I have been working through this wiki I see the need to update it. The task is gargantuan, but I say . . . prepare to take a great leap forward! Prepare to swim the English Channel and then drown in champagne!Read more >
Updates to characters are needed.Read more >
What I like about this show is that in the 1960s, Sterling Cooper makes some advertisements for the works.Read more >
Hey there Mad Men fans! Are you as excited for the Season 7 premiere as we are?
It's only a few days away, airing this coming Sunday, and according to the promo "everything is up in the air". Well, one thing doesn't have to be up in the air- your premiere party menu! Enjoy these Mad Men themed recipes.
Every classic 1960s dinner party has some deviled eggs to start. This recipe was a top contender from last year's Mad Men Food Fiction.
Found in every major household in the 1950s and 1960s, the Green Bean Casserole is the quintessential homemaker dish. Prepare the casserole with a can of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup for authenticity.
The créme de la créme of main courses- this elegant Beef Wellington will be a definite party pleaser.
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Don't Look In The Mirror: Reflections on MAD MEN Season 6
is a collection of episode analyses by Wikia contributor John Doherty. Doherty is a caricaturist and illustrator, and MAD MEN fan. 2013 he collected his recaps and analyses of Season 5 and added sketches of characters from the show with each chapter and then published this work of criticism on Amazon. This is the followup work on Season 6. Radio talk show host Jordan Rich says "John Doherty really digs into what it's all about. I'm just amazed- the way he explains it is fabulous".
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Whether it is Don drinking a Blue Hawaiian on the beach, Roger reaching for his third Gibson Martini, or Betty sipping on her Vodka Gimlet, it is safe to say that cocktails play a dominant role in this popular AMC TV series. Each character has their go-to cocktail. With this in mind, and in honor of the sixth season of Mad Men, the Wikia Staff hosted a Food Fiction contest for users to design a fictional "Mad Men Cocktail Hour".
With your help, we created a menu that Don himself would approve of. The Wikia Staff created the cocktails and appetizers in real life! Old Fashioned Cocktails, Tom Collins, Mojitos, and Greyhounds were served at the party alongside gourmet Coconut Shrimp and Pigs in a Blanket appetizers (the pigs in a blanket were …Read more >
Whether it is Don drinking a Blue Hawaiian on the beach, Roger reaching for his third Gibson Martini, or Betty sipping on her Vodka Gimlet, it is safe to say that cocktails play a dominant role in this popular AMC TV series. Each character has their go-to cocktail. With this in mind, and in honor of the sixth season of Mad Men, the Wikia Staff is hosting a Food Fiction contest for users to design a fictional "Mad Men Cocktail Hour".
We need YOUR help to vote for your favorite drinks on the following Top 10 lists! The Wikia Staff will make the winning drinks and appetizer at our Mad Men party.
Here are the five Top 10 lists. There will be four cocktails (one for every type of liquor) and one appetizer. Most of the cocktail recipes shown also …Read more >
I have a critique of the site's approach to informing us about the characters and events.
Some of us viewers do not have cable, and are therefore unable to keep up with the show in realtime. I, for example, am catching the episodes on Netflix. This means I'm always at best one season behind the show's actual events.
The problem, then, is the potential for revailing TMI in the character wikis. I just accidentally got a serious spoiler on Pryce while reading his bio. That, frankly speaking, should never happen.
I would like to suggest that the biographical information for each character be laid out in a structured fashion, season by season. That way, those of us still in Season 5 would know to stop reading when we arrive at the Season 6 se…Read more >
I'm Annette from Wikia, and I'm working on a fun program upcoming around designing the ultimate Mad Men Cocktail Party menu.
Here's the idea:
- Wikia would create a post that asks users from around Wikia to nominate their favorite cocktails in four categories and one hors d'oeuvres item.
- We post the recipes for the cocktails and food in Top 10 lists, asking people to vote up the recipes they love most.
- After voting closes, we on the Wikia staff will prepare the final menu of five items and then serve those drinks and dishes to Wikia's San Francisco office team! We promise to take photos.
- We'll also ask any Wikians who host their own party (particularly if you host a Finale party) to please their own photos!
We're planning to launch …Read more >
It is simple really!
When I first tuned in on the show, it was on Netflix, it almost being a 5 star rating I decided to give it a shot! And I fell in love!
The realism, the great acting, writing, directing, it made me fall in love with such things like Mad Men!Read more >
Season 6 of Mad Men FINALLY premiered last night, and there were some pretty interesting moments! In the 2 hour-long premiere, a LOT of things happened, so here's a quick recap of some of the most important, and some of the weirdest, moments!
- Megan is an actress now! Now she’s on daytime TV and getting recognized, and she’s happy as opposed to last season when she was almost as depressed as Don.
- Roger Sterling's mother passed away and he ended up comforting his secretary with a drink in each hand before breaking down into tears after getting a shoe shine kit from Giorgio.
- Don's fear of death invaded his ad-campaign vision and it nearly cost the firm an account. Actually the entire episode Don is his brooding self.
- Another crazy mom…
- Season 6 predictions (See mine, add yours!)
- Season 6
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Season 6 is so close!! I've been thinking about what might be in store for us, and I'm going out on a limb (more so on some than others) with a few predictions of my own:
- Don will cheat on Megan (thank you, Captain Obvious), but I think he really does respect and love Megan, so I think he'll actually feel bad about it. (way to make strides, double-D)
- Joan will be objectified less - now that she's a partner. (hoping I'm wrong here)
- Roger will do more drugs. (after all, this is the dawning of the age of Aquarius...)
- Peggy will flourish in Manhattan. She really has built a great life for herself, and now that Don isn't holding her back, I think her character is going to experience a lot of growth this season. We will almost certainly see a whole ne…
Don't forget to check in every Sunday during Mad Men this season to discuss the unfolding episode live with your fellow Wikian Mad Men fans! Afterward, coordinate via chat with the other community members here on any updates that need to be made to articles as a result of the new events unfolding each episode.
Season 6 premieres this Sunday April 7th @ 9/8c
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Don't Look In The Mirror: Reflections on MAD MEN Season 5 is a collection of episode analyses by Wikia contributor John Doherty. Doherty is a caricaturist and illustrator, and MAD MEN fan. Last year he began posting recaps with analysis of episodes on his website, and in 2013 he collected these and added sketches of characters from the show with each chapter and then published this work of criticism on Amazon. Doherty notes the in-jokes, undercurrents, overall themes, puns, multiple meanings and any other "easter eggs" he can find in the scripts as presented on the show. http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Mirror-Reflections-Season-ebook/dp/B00BLS2IQ4/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1363287540&sr=1-1Read more >
Superrrrrr excited :) Got my Mad Men Season 5 DVD FINALLY!
In terms of editing Joan and Roger, I've started audience commentary but haven't finished. Season 4 however pretty much has all the screencaps up, so take a look at them - the episodes look lush! :D
I've started re-editing Season 1, finished Smoke Gets In Your Eyes today, take a peek. Ive added much more detail and screencaps. Ill start Season's 2, 3 and 5 as soon as I've finished Season 1. :)
Just a quick update! Happy Editing.
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Ok guys, I have created a page called Joan and Roger - it isnt complete so feel free to contribute. There are things that need to go on, such as screencaps and I havent gotten round to doing a bit of a audience commentary on that page yet, but ill get done in the next couple of weeks or so...
One of my primary focuses is getting screencaps for seasons 2 and 3, and since I get most of my screencaps from my dvds, I have run the episode to get the necessary captures and each episode is about 45 mins long as you well know, and that alone can take up so much time. However tomorrow night is my night off, so that is what I'll be doing.
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Hey guys, so while I'm still editing Season 4, I created a new page...its called Joan and Greg and its linked to both Greg Harris and Joan Harris' pages, so if you wanna spare a few minutes check that out!
I basically got the inspiration to do a Joan and Greg page after visiting a few other wikia pages and seeing that on different wikia's have pages for couples, so I thought why not do one for Joan and Greg since there is so much to be said! I've also included a few analyical commentaries on the page from an audience members perspective, so have a look and tell me what you think.
Im also rewatching Seasons 2 and 3 to gather screen captures for those Seasons, which I will get a start on after I finish Season 4. Also after doing a Greg and Joa…Read more >
Ok, really got my eyes glued to my laptop and made a few observational notes in terms of reading into the Mad Men narrative as a whole and come up with the following conclusions and predictaments.
Firstly let me say that Season 4: Restructuring is well on its way, the completed episodes are (Note that the episodes marked with a [*] are episodes without quotes sections:
- Public Relations*
- Christmas Comes But Once a Year
- The Good News
- The Rejected *
- The Chrysanthemum and The Sword*
- Waldorf Stories*
- The Suitcase
Also I have been thinking about costuming and wardrobe fit into many of the character's narrative journey, focusing primarily on the women of Mad Men and to be honest I think it'll be worth mentioning how wardrobe plays an intricate part in tel…Read more >
Although I've started uploading pictures and restructurning Season 5 - its far from finished! I'm still waiting on my Mad Men Season 5 dvd, so can get more screencaps and it'll be much easier for me when it comes to updating the synopsis' and what not.
In the mean time however, I'm gonna get a crack onto Season 4...
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Finally finished restructuring Season 1, it took time but now it looks MUCH better - super syked about it! :D All episode for Season 1 now have screencaps, content boxes, episode thumbnails, a mini-synopsis, a fully detailed synopsis and not all episodes have quotes sections yet, but I'll get round to it! :D...roll on Season 2. Here is a list of the Season one episodes without quotes sections: Marriage of Figaro New Amsterdam 5G Red in the Face The Hobo Code Indian Summer Nixon vs. Kennedy Happy Editing. x
SCRATCH THAT! - Just decided I'm not satisfied with Season One, and it will be something I will be revisiting later...Read more >
I've nearly finished restructuring Season 1, not finished yet, but will be in the next couple of days. Now each episode should have a contents box, an episode thumbnail, a mini-synopsis; separate from the detailed synopsis (for those who don't want spoilers), screencaps and a quotes section. Also each "cast" section now have sub-sections, just to make the episode look cleaner.
Soon I'll be on to cleaning up Season 2 :)
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Thumbnail day :) Every episode should have a thumbnail now, to sort of indicate roughly what the episode is about, check those out. And finished updating Seasons 1, 2 and 3 in terms of uploading thumbnails onto the episode tables. Every episode and Seasons 1, 2 and 3 pages look much cleaner now.
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Been a busy bunny, uploading quite pictures to different articles - just a few I'm insanely proud of are Joan Harris, The Beautiful Girls, Hands and Knees, Dark Shadows are examples of articles I re-wrote, I know already people have contributed to the Joan Harris page already, so thank you for that - let me know what you think. Also I've been adding various pictures/screen-caps to different episodes - I've already covered half of Season 5 - also including a "Quotes" section. Again let me know what you think, I've started to re-structure Greg Harris; it isn't finished yet but will be soon, along with other episodes I've started but not finished yet.
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If I edit something that you've written, dont take it personally :) Just expressing my love for Mad Men :)
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I started a top 10 list for best current cable drama over at the wikia entertainment hub:
Top 10 list: Current cable dramas
Game of Thrones is leading the voting at the time of writing with my single solitary vote but any of you discerning viewers who have an opinion are more than welcome to join in. I have illustrated the list with up to date poster art for all of the series I included so I think it makes for an interesting scroll through too. --Opark 77 (talk) 12:30, September 8, 2012 (UTC)Read more >
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Mad Men is such a visually stimulating show, isn't it? The costumes, the good-looking actors, the authenticity of the 1960s style...it's fantastic! Well, feast your eyes on the latest Mad Men portraits below. Like usual, Don Draper looks dashing and dark, and Sally Draper is looking positively pre-teen. And isn't it interesting seeing Peggy Olson in lime green instead of her usual office wear? Hmmm...
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The gang is reunited! With less than a month to go until the Season 5 premiere of Mad Men, TV Line released these stunning character portraits of the main cast members. It's good to be back at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce isn't it?
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Who loves Mad Men and Don Draper? EW does! The new cover of EW features dapper Don Draper who finally returns March 25.
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What's the best part of Mad Men? The fashion, obviously! Okay, men might disagree and say it's Christina Hendricks, but I think anyone can appreciate a good vintage-inspired outfit. Banana Republic has come out with their new Mad Men spring 2012 collection so you can dress as though you're on the show without seeming painfully 1960s's. These pieces seem like a great mix of vintage and contemporary styles--what do you think?
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Banana Republic is collaborating with Mad Men once again for the Season 5 premiere! Arriving in stores March 1, the gorgeous outfits reflect the iconic styles of the glamorous time period.
RSVP now to attend a launch party at a store near you on February 29th! And while you're at it, why not complete your look by picking something up at Estee Lauder's Mad Men collection!Read more >
Makeup conglomerate Estee Lauder is teaming up with the iconic beauty of Mad Men to create a Mad Men-inspired cosmetics collection!
Similar to the Banana Republic collaboration, the Estee Lauder collection is on sale now for a limited time, designed to bring 60's glamour to our every day lives. The model in the ad looks the most like Betty but if you could choose, who would you embody?Read more >
As it gets closer to Mad Men Season 5, the show is amping up its mystery factor. Case in point: the new Season 5 poster!
Slightly creepy and enigmatic, Don Draper is staring at his reflection in a department store window with dummies. What could it mean? Speculate below and let us know what you think!Read more >
And the title of Mad Men Season 5 is... "A Little Kiss"!
Wondering what that's all about? That's the general idea:
“I like the title to have some kind of synergy with the show so it will pique your interest,” showrunner Matt Weiner revealed to TV Guide.
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Mad Men is finally returning on March 25 with Jon Hamm in his directorial debut.
Is it time for a whole new era of Mad Men? The new season poster seems to imply it with its very minimalistic design.
Is Don falling? Returning to his roots? Speculate away!Read more >
Does it seem like ages ago that Mad Men was last on TV?
Due to contract negotiations and general stalling, Mad Men has been off the air for well over a year!
But there's finally some good news because Mad Men will be returning for Season 5 on March 25! Jon Hamm himself announced the news today...fitting considering he will be directing the first episode himself.
It's about time, don't you think? Are you excited to have Mad Men back on the air?Read more >
Will you be watching the Emmy's this Sunday? If you've been on the fence, you should know that Mad Men is leading the pack with 19 nominations! Some of the other top contenders include HBO series Boardwalk Empire with 18 nominations; Modern Family with 17; Game of Thrones with 13; 30 Rock also with 13; and Glee with 12 + a host in Jane Lynch!
Check out which categories Mad Men was nominated for!
- Boardwalk Empire
- Friday Night Lights
- Game of Thrones
- The Good Wife
- Mad Men
- The Good Wife
- Mad Men- Elisabeth Moss
- Law and Order: SVU
- Harry's Law
- Friday Night Lights
- The Killing
- Mad Men- Jon Hamm
- Boardwalk Empire
- Friday Night Lights
- Men of a Certain Age
- Mad Men- John Slattery
- The Good Wife
- Game of Thrones
- The Good Wife
- The Good Wife
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Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter recently had an outburst on Twitter, where he criticized AMC, and blamed Mad Men's Matthew Weiner for The Walking Dead showrunner, Frank Darabont, for getting fired. In an act of "self preservation" as he puts it, Kurt Sutter has quit Twitter, but doesn't regret what he said:
"My exit from Twitter was quite simple and, c'mon, let's face it, pretty f--king obvious -- I'm a guy desperately in need of buffers. I have big feelings, big reactions, big emotions. All the things that serve me as an artist, but challenge me as a socially-responsible human being...With Twitter, there was no buffer, just me, my big feelings and my big opinions. I don't regret any tweet, nor do I apologize...right or wrong, I said i…
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For Don Draper enthusiasts, actor John Hamm will also be directing Mad Men's Season 5 premiere. John Hamm says, "Directing is fun!" regarding his entry into the field of directing, but says he doesn't remember exactly what he and Elisabeth Moss were discussing in the photo.
Mad Men will return next year. The series has received the Outstanding Drama award at the TV critics press club awards on Saturday. John Hamm earned individual achievement in a drama series.
It's going to be a wait, but hopefully this exclusive photograph will tide us over, as we anticipate the new season of Mad Men.
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This morning the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced their nominees for the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and Mad Men is leading the pack with 19 nominations.
The sharply observed view of 1960s America has a chance to repeat for a fourth time as TV's best drama, while sharply dressed stars Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss will compete for lead acting honors. Other leading nominees include the Prohibition-era drama Boardwalk Empire, sitcom Modern Family, Saturday Night Live" and fantasy saga Game of Thrones.
Mad Men of course has won best drama statuette three years running, but last years season was watched by less than $3 million viewers, seemingly opening the door for the wildly popular Game of Thrones.
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With Mad Men's growing popularity and accolades come the fashionistas obsessed with the 60's style. Classy, flattering, and dapper are some of the words that come to mind when we see Joan Harris and Don Draper. Who wouldn't want to look like the characters from Mad Men right? Starting on August 11, Banana Republic is offering us the chance to do just that: dress like Mad Men (and Women)!
According to Fashionista, this 65-piece collection is entirely inspired by Mad Men AND collaborated on with Janie Bryant, the fashion designer of Mad Men! The capsule collection features pieces for men and women and is sure to capture the attention of Mad Men fans and vintage clothing fashionistas!
Check out the gallery of gorgeous pieces, courtesy of Shine …Read more >
At the first ever Critics Choice Television Awards, Mad Men scores two of the most prestigious awards for Best Drama Series, Best Actor in a Drama Series (Jon Hamm), and a third tied award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Christina Hendricks! Although we Maddicks won't get to see the crew until 2012, we can rest assured that the amazing series is still getting the attention it deserves!
Check out the full list of winners at Entertainment Wikia Hub to see what other amazing shows won!Read more >
The price of being like a celebrity may be going up.
That's because the price of a main ingredient in Don Draper's favored cocktail the Old Fashioned may be going up.
Bloomberg News has just reported that the U.K. government is seeking to abolish the tax relief on Angostura Bitters.
For those unfamiliar with the Prohibited era drink, the ingredients in the Old Fashioned are:
- 1 shot rye
- half-slice of orange
- 1 tsp sugar (or simple syrup)
- Angostura bitters
Angostura Bitters is a blend of herbs and spices made by Trinidad-based Angostura Ltd. that to date has been exempt from U.K. import duty. If the measure passes it could add as much as 2.28 pounds ($3.74) to the price of a single bottle. Yikes!
Is drinking like Don Draper going to still be worth it? …Read more >
We recently brought you behind the scenes photos of Jon Hamm being directed from Season 1 of Mad Men. And now the man playing TV's most lovable scoundrel Don Draper is slated to get behind the camera as well.
TV Line has just reported that the Golden Globe winner will direct the premier of the highly anticipated Season 5 of Mad Men.
In case you were wondering, it's not the first time an actor from Mad Men has taken up this challenge. Fellow actor John Slattery directed an episode from Season 4. This will be Jon's directorial debut and he's clearly taking his new role very seriously. He told TV Line that "it's a very exciting challenge that I'm looking forward to with a mixture of utter fear and excitement."
Jon has been branching out from ac…
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So if you love the show Mad Men, chances are that you've seen AMC's production photos from Season 2 and Season 3. You've probably watched the "Inside Mad Men" video interviews for Season 4. But deep down you've had a sense that something has been missing...Well, we're here to make you complete with behind-the-scenes still from Season 1!
Check out the gallery of ten new photos from the season that started it all, including Don and Betty in bed, the Sterling Cooper staff in the old offices, and Series Creator Matthew Weiner giving Elisabeth Moss some notes for the Season 1 Finale.
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