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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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S1E1

Quarantine Rewatch - With Surveys! And Thoughts! Episode 1 and 2 4 comments
Mad Men Season 1 Episode 1, "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" discussion thread 63 comments
S1E1- "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" Discussion Thread 41 comments
The Mad Men rewatch: S01E01 "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" (Spoilers) 12 comments

S1E2

Rewatching Season 1 - How do you interpret Betty's numb hands in episode 2 5 comments
Mad Men Season 1 Episode 2, "Ladies Room" discussion thread 1 comments
S1E2- "Ladies Room" Discussion Thread 14 comments

S1E713

Episode 713 "The Milk and Honey Route" discussion thread 48 comments

S4E3

Season 4 Episode 3 "The Good News" might be my favorite episode 12 comments
S4E3 - The Good News (Don’s Most Heartbreakingly Honest Moment) 8 comments

S5E11

Owning women: "The Other Woman" episode discussion (Season 5, episode 11) ((re-watchers unite!)) 8 comments
Mad Men S5E11 "The Other Woman" Comment Thread 739 comments

S6E1

Season 6: Episode 1 - "The Doorway" - Episode Discussion 958 comments

S6E4

Season 6 Episode 4 - "To Have and to Hold" - Episode Discussion 1209 comments

S6E8

[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. 27 comments

S6E10

Episode Discussion for S06E10 "A Tale of Two Cities" 1653 comments

S6E11

Episode Discussion for S06E11 "Favors" 2046 comments

S6E12

Episode Discussion for S06E12: "The Quality of Mercy" 2007 comments

S6E13

Episode Discussion for S06E13 Season Finale "In Care Of" 3354 comments

S7E1

Post-episode discussion thread: S7E1 "Time Zones" 206 comments
Mad Men Season 7 Episode 1, "Time Zones" discussion thread. 2017 comments

S7E3

Mad Men Season 7 Episode 3, "Field Trip" discussion thread 2426 comments
S07E03 - Betty Draper??? 6 comments

S7E4

Mad Men Season 7 Episode 4, "The Monolith" discussion thread 1865 comments

S7E5

Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 14 "Person to Person" Post-Episode discussion thread 2068 comments
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 13 "The Milk and Honey Route" Post-Episode discussion thread 941 comments
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 12 "Lost Horizon" Post-Episode discussion thread 680 comments
S07.5E8 Severance Post-Episode Discussion Thread 515 comments
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 10 "The Forecast" Post-Episode discussion thread 449 comments
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 11 "Time & Life" Post-Episode discussion thread 359 comments
Mad Men Season 7.5/9 "New Business" Post-Episode discussion thread 302 comments
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 14 "Person to Person" discussion thread 5795 comments
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 13 "The Milk and Honey Route" discussion thread 3585 comments
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 8 "Severance" discussion thread 2827 comments
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 12 "Lost Horizon" discussion thread 3023 comments
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 9 "New Business" discussion thread 2543 comments
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 10 "The Forecast" discussion thread 2764 comments
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 11 "Time & Life" discussion thread 2517 comments
Mad Men Season 7 Episode 5, "The Runaways" discussion thread 2185 comments
Mad Men Season 7.5 Episode 15 "Homecoming" discussion thread 102 comments
Proposal: daily episode rewatch to the debut of season 7.5 8 comments
S07.5 E09 'New Business' Post-Post Discussion Thread 58 comments

S7E6

Mad Men Season 7 Episode 6, "The Strategy" discussion thread 2092 comments
Season 7 Episode 6 - The Strategy - Chinese Discussion (No dirty Westerners allowed!) 76 comments
Mad Men Season 7 Episode 6, "The Strategy" Discussion Thread 2 comments

S7E7

Mad Men Season 7 Episode 7, "Waterloo" discussion thread 2470 comments

SnullE10

Okay! Let's discuss Mad Men episode 10, and post your favorite quote. 16 comments

S1E3

S1E3- "Marriage of Figaro" Discussion Thread 22 comments

S1E4

Mad Men Season Five, Episode 4 Discussion 1 comments
S1E4- "New Amsterdam" Discussion Thread 12 comments

S1E5

S1E5- "5G" Discussion Thread 5 comments

S1E6

S1 E6 - “Babylon” song 3 comments
S1E6- "Babylon" Discussion Thread 2 comments

S1E7

Behind The Scenes: S1E7: Red in the Face 12 comments
S1E7- "Red in the Face" Discussion Thread 4 comments

S1E8

S1E8- "The Hobo Code" Discussion Thread 8 comments
Behind The Scenes: S1E8: The Hobo Code 22 comments

S1E9

S1E9- "Shoot" Discussion Thread 4 comments
Newbie here! Just started watching, question about Season 1 Episode 9, "Shoot"/general question about Sterling Cooper 4 comments

S1E10

Season 1, Episode 10 - Kennedy Ad Question 9 comments
S1E10- "Long Weekend" Discussion Thread 4 comments

S1E11

Indian Summer, S1E11 -- Opening the door in nightgowns? Was that common in the 1960s? 7 comments
S1E11- "Indian Summer" Discussion Thread 3 comments

S1E12

S1E12- "Nixon vs. Kennedy" Discussion Thread 2 comments

S1E13

S1E13- "The Wheel" Discussion Thread 10 comments

S2E3

Behind The Scenes: S2E03 - The Benefactor 6 comments

S2E4

S2E4- "Three Sundays" Discussion Thread 9 comments

S2E5

S2E5- "The New Girl" Discussion Thread 9 comments

S2E6

S02E06 Ending discussion? 6 comments
S2E6- "Maidenform" Discussion Thread 30 comments

S2E7

S2E7- "The Gold Violin" Discussion Thread 39 comments

S4E5

“The Chrysanthemum and the Sword” S4E5 Noticed something that went over my head till now. 4 comments

S4E9

The Beautiful Girls [S4E9] and Hair Color 6 comments

S5E3

Mad Men Season 5, Episode 3 Discussion 2 comments

S5E5

Mad Men Season 5, Episode 5 Discussion 0 comments

S5E6

Mad Men Season 5, Episode 6 Discussion 2 comments

S5E12

[Spoiler Alert] In defense of...(S05E12) 87 comments

S6E6

Discussion thread for Mad Men S6E06, "For Immediate Release" 1465 comments

S6E9

Foreshadowing from S06E09 when Don hallucinates 18 comments

S7E12

Small catch from "Lost Horizon" S7E12 4 comments