Review of season one of Mad Men, one of the most elegant TV shows of all time.
Mad Men S1E13: “The Wheel”
“The Wheel” concludes Mad Men season one with a masterful episode of television.
Mad Men S1E12: “Nixon vs. Kennedy”
Trump vs. Biden? 60 years ago, it was “Nixon vs. Kennedy.”
Mad Men S1E11: “Indian Summer”
In “Indian Summer,” the women of Mad Men are feeling the heat.
Mad Men S1E10: “Long Weekend”
In “Long Weekend,” Don Draper consummates his affair with Rachel, while Roger Sterling has a heart attack during sex. Just a typical Labor Day.
Mad Men S1E9: “Shoot”
“Shoot” ends with Betty Draper shooting her neighbor’s pet pigeons out of the sky. It’s a turning point for the character, and the series.
Mad Men S1E8: “The Hobo Code”
Don Draper smokes pot, and flashes back to his childhood in one of Mad Men’s most rewarding episodes. 9.1/10
Mad Men S1E7: “Red in the Face”
When Roger Sterling gets drunk, Mad Men usually excels.
Mad Men S1E6: “Babylon”
Everyone’s having an affair in Mad Men’s “Babylon.”
Mad Men S1E5: “5G”
Mad Men comes into its own in “5G,” the series’ fifth episode.
Mad Men S1E4: “New Amsterdam”
Mad Men’s fourth episode centers on Pete Campbell, for better or worse.
Mad Men S1E3: “Marriage of Figaro”
“Marriage of Figaro” continues Mad Men’s slow-paced start.