- Written by John E. Johnson, Jr.
- Published on 07 July 2008
"Mad Men" (Blu-ray)
In New York City, 1960, advertising agencies were having a field day saying whatever they wanted to say about various products, and they were making a fortune doing it. TheirÂ egos were huge, their salaries were huge, their power was almost limitless.
And of course, part three of Money, Power, andÂ . . . Sex.
This high definitionÂ TV series just completedÂ Season One, and allÂ the episodes are here.
Don Draper (Hamm) is the centerpiece of the series, and the key player in his advertising agency.
TheÂ episodes basically wallow in the booze, the cigarettes, the money, and theÂ sexism that characterized this period ofÂ American big business history.
- 2007, Color,Â Unrated, 7 HrÂ 46 min
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Codec: Not Specified
- EnglishÂ DTS HD Master Audio
- Directed by Various
- Starring Jon Hamm
- Violence: Mild
- Sex: Mild
- Language: Mild
Of all the new series that I have seen, this is the best one so far. It is on AMC, and I plan to watch Season 2. I highly recommend it.
Like most new sources, the picture quality of this series is excellent. The soundtrack does not really exploit the capabilities of DTS HD Master Audio, but I didn't expect it to. This is not an action series.
These includeÂ director's commentary, Advertising the American Dream,Â and other things.