Mad Men is another recent discovery of mine. I just decided to rent the first season of a whim and watched all thirteen episodes in less than three days. Less than a week later, there was a first season marathon on AMC so I watched the entire season again.
From the writing and the direction to the characters, everything about this show is just brilliant. Who knew that a show about 1960s advertising agency could be such a compelling drama.
My favorite moment is by far The Carousel scene in the season finale, when Don Draper (played by Jon Hamm) pitches an ad campaign for Kodak:
No wonder it is nominated for 16 Emmys.
If you’re interested, here is a crash course all about Mad Men before tonight’s premiere.