Though the stories and characters have become the focal point for analysis as Mad Men has evolved, early in its existence there was a great deal of discussion regarding the amount of smoking and ...
Early in the first season of Mad Men, Don Draper's wife Betty seems to be suffering from some kind of affliction that makes her hands go numb. She eventually sees a psychiatrist and the whole thing ...
In Mad Men, is the firm of Sterling Cooper Draper Price (or its earlier iteration, Sterling Cooper) based on a real advertising agency?
As Executive Producer Matthew Weiner asserts in this article, the character of Don Draper is based on the "creative head" of advertising agency Leo Burnett in the 1960s, Draper Daniels. What about ...
Through the first three seasons of Mad Men, Don and Betty's relationship (and Don's indiscretions) are a primary focus. What factors contributed to the dissolving their marriage?
In Season 6, Episode 1 of Mad Men, Don is observed watching something on the television. Is there a symbolic importance to what is on the television? Given that we're shown what it is, I doubt it is ...
In the tenth episode of the fifth season, in an episode titled "Christmas Waltz," Joan and Don visit a Jaguar dealership to test drive a car, and subsequently find themselves at a bar discussing their ...
I have gone through 1 1/4 seasons of Mad Men. I saw the nurse take the baby away from a disinterested Peggy. I am not asking for a spoiler. I would like to know if they had simply let the future of ...
In the first season of Mad Men, it is revealed that Don Draper was born Richard Whitman, but stole the identity "Don Draper" from a fellow soldier who died in Korea. The other soldier's body was not ...