Mad Men

Season 6

Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Mad Men
Returning for its sixth season, Mad Men explores the glamorous and ego-driven 'golden age' of advertising in late 1960s New York City. Don Draper and the rest of the cast continue to captivate as they deal with the aftereffects of adultery, divorce, a merger, and an ever-changing social climate.
Branch Call Number: DVD TV M
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (approximately 618 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in., rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
laser optical, NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, Region 1, rda
Additional Contributors: Weiner, Matthew creator, screenwriter
Hornbacher, Scott film director
Levy, Erin film producer
Hamm, Jon 1971-, actor, film producer
Moss, Elisabeth 1983-, Actor
Kartheiser, Vincent 1979-, Actor
Jones, January 1978-, Actor
Hendricks, Christina 1978-, Actor
Staton, Aaron Actor
Sommer, Rich 1978-, Actor
Shipka, Kiernan 1999-, Actor
Paré, Jessica Actor
Rahm, Kevin Actor
Stanley, Christopher (Chris), Actor
Ferguson, Jay R. 1974-, Actor
Feldman, Ben 1980-, Actor
Cotton, Mason Vale Actor
Morse, Robert 1931-, Actor
Slattery, John 1963-, Actor
Weiner Bros. production company
Lions Gate Television (Firm) production company
Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm) film distributor
American Movie Classics Company broadcaster


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Dec 20, 2014
  • 7duffy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Unfortunately, the series is now competing against itself in terms of quality and the historical Mad Men has set the bar very high. I thought this half season was a little off the mark, bordering on soap opera-ish at times. That being said, the show is still among the best out there. Nice to see Bobby Morse display his Broadway heritage for a moment Hoping for a better conclusion in the second half of the final season.

Nov 21, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Continuation from season six when Don was put on leave from the Ad agency after an ill timed tirade of self expose. Great writing and performances by actors who had perfected being the older but wiser characters than seasons past.

May 17, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The best or second best season in mho. Lot's of personal crisis and hanky panky with thought provoking messages. Don't miss Cosgrove's tap dancing performance.

Feb 07, 2014
  • Bookworm39 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great Series, love to look back at the way that life was different in the 1960's but a lot of it is the same as now. Great Story, Great Characters, Great Actors. Just read that Season 7 is in the making.

Nov 20, 2013
  • docjnsuss rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Season six of Mad Men takes place in the late '60s and includes actual television news coverage of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy as well as the 1968 Democratic Convention riots in Chicago. With the background of the cultural changes taking place both Don Draper's and Peggy Olson's firms continue to impress their prestigious clients. On the personal front Don is having an affair with a neighbor and Peggy and her boyfriend buy a seedy new apartment on the west side of NYC. Eventually Don and rival executive Ted Chaough decide to merge their two firms which leads to many firings and plenty of chaos. Don's drinking escalates to the point that even he realizes that he needs to change. Overall season six is filled with intense drama, humor and sadness resulting in excellent entertainment.

Nov 18, 2013
  • cdsrus rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Perhaps I am becoming jaded but it appeared that this season of Mad Men did not live up to the past seasons. If anything it became more soap-operaish.


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Nov 22, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Peggy makes her pitch to Burger Chef:

… This is the home your customers really live in. This is your dinner table. Dad likes Sinatra, son likes The Rolling Stones. The TV's always on, Vietnam playing in the background. The news wins every night. And you're starving. And not just for dinner. What if there was another table, where everybody gets what they want when they want it? It's bright and clean and there's no laundry, no telephone, and no TV. And we can have the connection that we're hungry for. There may be chaos at home, but there's family supper at Burger Chef …

May 17, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Betty lost all her weight after Henry decided to run for Congress. During one of the family's trip to a summer camp, Don met Betty at a gas station ...
[Don strokes Betty's face]
Betty: What are you doing?
Don: Waiting for you to tell me to stop.
[They kiss]
Betty: What did you think when you saw me?
Don: That you are as beautiful as the day I met you.

May 17, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Don: The greatest thing you have working for you is not the photo you take or the picture you paint; it's the imagination of the consumer. They have no budget, they have no time limit, and if you can get into that space, your ad can run all day.

Don: I never wanted to be the man who loves children, but... from the moment they're born... that baby comes out, and you act proud and excited, hand out cigars... but you don't feel anything, especially if you had a difficult childhood. You want to love them, but you don't. And the fact that you're faking that feeling makes you wonder if you father had the same problem. Then they get older, and you see them do something, and you feel that feeling that you've been pretending to have. You feel like your heart is going to explode.


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