Mad Men Discussions
The professional and personal lives of those who work in advertising on Madison Avenue - self-coined "mad men" - in the 1960s are presented. The stories focus on those at one of the avenue's smaller firms, Sterling Cooper, and its various incarnations over the decade. At the heart of these stories is Donald Draper, the creative genius of the company. That professional creative brilliance belies the fact of a troubled childhood, one that he would rather forget and not let anyone know about except for a select few, but one that shaped who he is as an adult and as an ad man in the need not only to sell products but sell himself to the outside world. His outward confidence also masks many insecurities as evidenced through his many vices, such as excessive smoking, drinking and womanizing - the latter despite being a family man - and how he deals with the aftermath of some of the negative aspects of his life.
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Shut the Door. Have a Seat. Episode 1 discussion thread
S1E1- "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" Discussion Thread
Mad Men Season 1 Episode 1, "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" discussion thread
Quarantine Rewatch - With Surveys! And Thoughts! Episode 1 and 2
The Mad Men rewatch: S01E01 "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" (Spoilers)
S1E1. Who tf is the picture of when Pete hangs up with Trudy. Sorry if this has been discussed before… I’m on my 4th (or 5th) viewing and first time noticing that is not Trudy.
(media) Mad Men: The Sequel Episode Discussion S01E01 “Pilot”
Shut the Door. Have a Seat. Episode 2 Discussion Thread
Mad Men Season 1 Episode 2, "Ladies Room" discussion thread
Mad Men: The Sequel Episode Discussion S01E02 “Ladies Room”
S1E3- "Marriage of Figaro" Discussion Thread
Shut the Door. Have a Seat. Podcast S1:E3 Discussion Thread
Medieval Knights S1 ep3. What's your thoughts on why Rachel chose these in particular? Do you like them? Are they symbolic, gaudy?...discuss
(media) Mad Men Season Five, Episode 4 Discussion
Shut the Door. Have a Seat. Podcast S1:E4 Discussion Thread
In “Babylon” (S1E6), Sterling Cooper is the Tower of Babel and Joan is the Whore of Babylon (visual and narrative clues)
Shut the Door. Have a Seat. Podcast S1:E6 Discussion Thread
Rewatching Mad Men, thoughts on Season 1 Episode 6
S1E7- "Red in the Face" Discussion Thread
Shut the Door. Have a Seat. Podcast S1:E7 Discussion Thread
Okay! Let's discuss Mad Men episode 10, and post your favorite quote.
S1E10- "Long Weekend" Discussion Thread
Season 1, Episode 10 - Kennedy Ad Question
S1 E10- “Long Weekend” discussion for In A Snit the podcast
S1E11- "Indian Summer" Discussion Thread
In season 1 episode 11 why did Betty have the salesman (the air conditioning one) leave?
S1E12- "Nixon vs. Kennedy" Discussion Thread
Episode 713 "The Milk and Honey Route" discussion thread
S2E1- "For Those Who Think Young" Discussion Thread
(spoilers) in S2E2, what is the significance of pete's mom and the pink elephant behind trudy?
S2E3- "The Benefactor" Discussion Thread
Behind The Scenes: S2E03 - The Benefactor
S2E4- "Three Sundays" Discussion Thread
(media) Mad Men - Don Draper buys a 1962 Cadillac Coupe deVille. S2, episode 7, "The Gold Violin"
(media) Re-watching Mad Men for like the 3rd time and I stumbled across the most iconic image of the series. Season 2, Episode 9, at the 30:01 mark.
Behind The Scenes: S2E10 - The Inheritance
(media) Underrated song in the Mad Men soundtrack. "Sally's Story" featured in Season 3 Episode 1: Out of Town
(media) "My, what a big bottle you have." Fleischmann’s whiskey, 1964 - Ad that Don and Sal discuss in "Out of Town" (S03E01)
Look between Don and Peggy at the end of Season 3 Episode 2
S3E3 'My old Kentucky home' pulled from the dutch Netflix?
(media) Mad Men Season 3, Episode 3 "My Old Kentucky Home..
[An Interesting Take] Why Dennis Hobart Didn't Smile Back at Don [S3: E5 - "The Fog"]
What if it had been Peggy instead of Sal? (Spoiler: 3x09)
(media) When Don comes across Suzanne Farrell on her morning jog (S3E9, "Wee Small Hours") she is wearing a Bowdoin College sports outfit. Yet Bowdoin only became coed in 1971. Are we to assume that she dated a "Bowdoin man" at some point before?
Season 3 Ep 11 Betty and Don discuss Finances
(media) Was rewatching Shut the door,have a seat(S3EP13) and I never noticed it. My apologies if this was posted or discussed before.
Question about S3 Ep 13 - Shut the Door. Have a Seat (spoilers)
where does Peggy's loyalty to Don come from? In S3/E13 she says: Beg me, you didn't even ask me. Don has been very hard on her.
S4E2 Don’s secretary, Allison, received the bonus they had previously discussed, in cash, right after they hooked up.
Season 4 Episode 3 "The Good News" might be my favorite episode
S4E3 - The Good News (Don’s Most Heartbreakingly Honest Moment)
“The Chrysanthemum and the Sword” S4E5 Noticed something that went over my head till now.
My take on "The Suitcase" (S04.E07) : the best episode ever made?
Mad Men S04E07, The Suitcase - best episode so far
Season 4 Episode 8 - Who gets to keep the house after the divorce?
The Beautiful Girls [S4E9] and Hair Color
(media) Lynn Shelton suddenly died. In addition to tons of other great work, she directed a fantastic episode in Mad Men's best season-- Season 4 e10 "Hands and Knees"
Something I noticed in S04E12 "Blowing Smoke" regarding Betty
Watching for first time. At S4 E12. Betty Draper is such a bitch!
mad men season 4 episode 12 what did midges painting spark in don
mad men season 4 episode 12 what did midges painting spark in don?
Mad Men S04E13 Commentary track #1 Mixing error?
(media) Mad Men Season 5, Episode 3 Discussion
The scene between Peggy and Dawn Season 5 episode 4
(media) Mad Men Season 5, Episode 5 Discussion
(media) Mad Men Season 5 Episode 5 Lane Pryce Fights Peter Campbell
I just finished Mad Men Season 5 Episode 5 , it was one of the best episodes IMO
(media) Mad Men Season 5, Episode 6 Discussion
Christmas Waltz [DISCUSSION Thread] (Mad Men S05E10)
Owning women: "The Other Woman" episode discussion (Season 5, episode 11) ((re-watchers unite!))
Season 6: Episode 1 - "The Doorway" - Episode Discussion
(media) I know Matthew Weiner explained this as Betty being comfortable joking darkly with Henry; but it's still one of the weirdest moments in Mad Men for me regardless [6x01]
Anyone want to discuss the symbolism of the food in s06e03 ?
Season 6 Episode 4 - "To Have and to Hold" - Episode Discussion
Discussion thread for Mad Men S6E06, "For Immediate Release"
S06E06 Discussion: Comparing Pete and Don - Is Don just as petty and despicable as Pete?
Discussion thread for Mad Men S6E07, "Man With a Plan"
S6E7 - 'Man With a Plan' is probably my least favourite Mad Men episode, and I think it was designed that way
(media) [S6E8] So I've read A LOT of the discussions, theories, and conjectures - and although a lot of it was fantastic, it wasn't until I read this review of Sunday's episode that fucking nailed it for me.
Foreshadowing from S06E09 when Don hallucinates
Episode Discussion for S06E10 "A Tale of Two Cities"
Episode Discussion for S06E12: "The Quality of Mercy"
Episode Discussion for S06E13 Season Finale "In Care Of"
Post-episode discussion thread: S7E1 "Time Zones"
Mad Men, Season 7 Episode 1 Discussion/Review
Mad Men Season 7 Episode 1, "Time Zones" discussion thread.
Mad Men Season 7 Episode 3, "Field Trip" discussion thread
S7E3. WTF did Don ever do to Joan? Also screw Roger the fake friend.
Can we discuss season 7 episode 4 “The Monolith”
Mad Men Season 7 Episode 4, "The Monolith" discussion thread
S7E4 - Convo between Don and the computer guy - IBM's professional services business model in one slide
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 14 "Person to Person" Post-Episode discussion thread
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 13 "The Milk and Honey Route" Post-Episode discussion thread
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 12 "Lost Horizon" Post-Episode discussion thread
S07.5E8 Severance Post-Episode Discussion Thread
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 10 "The Forecast" Post-Episode discussion thread
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 11 "Time & Life" Post-Episode discussion thread
Mad Men Season 7.5/9 "New Business" Post-Episode discussion thread
S07.5 E09 'New Business' Post-Post Discussion Thread
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 14 "Person to Person" discussion thread
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 13 "The Milk and Honey Route" discussion thread
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 8 "Severance" discussion thread
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 12 "Lost Horizon" discussion thread
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 9 "New Business" discussion thread
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 10 "The Forecast" discussion thread
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 11 "Time & Life" discussion thread
Mad Men Season 7 Episode 5, "The Runaways" discussion thread
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 15 "Homecoming" discussion thread
Proposal: daily episode rewatch to the debut of season 7.5
Mad Men Season 7 Episode 6, "The Strategy" discussion thread
Mad Men Season 7 Episode 6, "The Strategy" Discussion Thread
Season 7 Episode 6 - The Strategy - Chinese Discussion (No dirty Westerners allowed!)
Mad Men Season 7 Episode 7, "Waterloo" discussion thread
The Daily Mad Men Rewatch: S07E07 "Waterloo" (spoilers)
Season 7 Episode 11, Time & Life discussion!