Mad Men is a popular American television series created by Matthew Weiner and produced by Lionsgate Television. The show began its successful run on July 19, 2007, and first aired on the AMC network. Mad Men continued for whooping seven seasons making a total of 92 episodes over the course. Fans witnessed Mad Men’s last episode of season 7 on May 17, 2015.
- What is Mad Men all about; a plot of the TV show
- Recognition earned by Mad Men over the years
- The iconic cast of Mad Men
- Will Mad Men return with Season 8?
- Know why mad men might not return with season 8
What is Mad Men all about; plot of the TV show:
Mad Men’s story is set in the 1960s. The first season of the drama series explores the lives of the employees of an advertising firm of New York called Sterling Cooper. A few episodes later it goes on to explore the professional and personal lives of the employees of Sterling Cooper. It covers personal details of the lives of these central characters and how they deal with their marriage, divorce, changes in jobs, etc. during that decade.
The show focuses on a lot of lead characters in the series, but to most of us Don Draper outperforms others to make the series gripping and keeping them on the edge of their seats. Don, an intriguing character, happens to be the creative director of Sterling Copper who is a fierce competitor and tries his best to hold on to his position. It is interesting to watch him because he never gives a moment of peace to his adversaries and always manages to get the better off them.
Recognition earned by Mad Men over the years:
Through its run the series earned recognition from the critics and audiences alike. It also went on to win numerous awards. Along with critical acclaims, the show was awarded with four Emmy awards and three Golden Globe Awards. It received the Emmy awards for the first four seasons of the series in the category of Outstanding Drama Series. With that, the first three seasons grabbed the Golden Globe awards in the category of Best Television Series- Drama. After winning four Emmy awards, Mad Men joined the likes of other successful series namely The West Wing, Hill Street Blues and LA Law.
The iconic cast of Mad Men?
Jon Hamm stars as Don Draper and Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson. While Vincent Kartheiser plays Pete Campbell, Hofstadt appears as Betty Francis. Meanwhile, Holloway plays the character of Joan Harris, John Slattery appears as Roger Sterlin and Aaron Staton as Kenneth Cosgrove (Ken). On the other hand, Rich Sommer appears as Harold Crane (Harry) while Michael Gladis plays Paul Kinsey and Bryan Batt as Salvatore Romano (Sal). Kiernan Shipka plays Sally Beth Draper, Maggie Siff as Rachel Katz (Menken). Meanwhile, Jared Harris plays Lane Pryce, Jessica Pare potrays Megan Draper. Jay R. Ferguson appears as Stan Rizzo, Christopher Stanley as Henry Francis, Kevin Ram as Ted Chaough, Ben Feldman as Michael Ginsberg and Mason Vale Cotton as Robert Dapper (Bobby)
Will Mad Men return with season 8?
Currently the fans of the series are demanding to know whether Mad Men will be renewed with a season 8? The answer might be disappointing for a lot but it has been 6 years since the series last aired and there’s no news confirming it will be returning with a season 8. Scroll to know the reason behind it.
Know why mad men might not return with season 8:
The last episode of the series was aired on May 17, 2015. As per most fans, the story ended on a satisfactory note as well. In an interaction with a leading entertainment portal the show’s creator Matthew Weiner opened up about the decision of ending Mad Men.
He said: ‘I can’t think this happened, and I’m so grateful we got the opportunity to do it, and we were allowed to complete it how and when we required to. I required it to feel that there were a dream and a period for the entire thing. I’m appreciative to the point that individuals delighted in it and appeared to appreciate it unequivocally as it was expected. You can’t get a 100 percent endorsement rating, or you’ve accomplished something idiotic.’
However that said, it’s tough to bid farewell to a show like Mad Men which we all can agree is one of its kind. At this point while it looks like it is unlikely to return with a season 8, fans can cling on to hopes of it appearing on their screens as a movie or a spin off in the future.