I’ve been working in the advertising industry for the better part of 3 years now. During that time, I’ve always heard stories of the crazy days in advertising that came years ago (and of the people that still practice the ways of old). Then a show like Mad Men comes along and shows you firsthand what happened back in 1960 when ad men reigned supreme. I heard a ton of buzz for this show and not one bad review so I was eager to check it out. Within a week or so, I had plowed through the entire 14 episode run of the first season and I was itching for more. There’s just something about this show that slowly infects you and makes you want to watch more and more and more.

Set in 1960 at mid-sized ad agency Sterling Cooper, Mad Men centers around creative director Don Draper (Jon Hamm). We quickly learn that Don is a very complicated man. He has a mysterious past that no one (including his wife) seem to know much about. That doesn’t stop him from being damn good at his job and having at least one woman on the side. (more…)