Mad Men: Season Five
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|Format||AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Multiple Formats, Box set, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen|
|Contributor||Moss, Elisabeth, R, Matthew Weiner, Hendricks, Christina, Jones, January, Kartheiser, Vincent, Hamm, Jon, Weiner, Matthew, Slattery, John See more|
|Number of discs||4|
|Runtime||10 hours and 11 minutes|
Welcome to a Mad New World. Season Four of MAD MEN; 3-time Emmy winner for Outstanding Drama Series and winner of 3 consecutive Golden Globes; returns for a new year rife with possibilities. Last season stunned fans with its cliffhanger finale; as Don Drapers professional and personal lives unexpectedly imploded. In Season 4; Jon Hamm and the rest of the breakout ensemble continue to captivate us as they grapple with an uncertain new reality.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English
- Product dimensions : 1.78 x 19.05 x 13.72 cm; 273.29 Grams
- Item Model Number : 2031966
- Director : R, Matthew Weiner, Weiner, Matthew
- Media Format : AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Multiple Formats, Box set, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 10 hours and 11 minutes
- Release date : 16 October 2012
- Actors : Hamm, Jon, Jones, January, Slattery, John, Moss, Elisabeth, Hendricks, Christina
- Subtitles: : Spanish, English
- Studio : Lions Gate Home Entertainment
- ASIN : B004HW7JH4
- Number of discs : 4
- Best Sellers Rank: 31,569 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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It continues to be incredibly well researched, with faultless attention to detail and is great at capturing the subtleties of life and work almost 50 years ago.
Don Draper's character again gets more attention, with the new family life and the new marriage changing both his attitude to life and work in many ways, down to the fear of whether he still has what it's got.
Pete on the other hand is trying as hard as possible to emulate the Don of earlier seasons, managing not wholly convincingly. The new characters introduced, namely Megan's parents, are an excellent addition, and her father is the source of one of the most memorable quotes of the season. Fans of Peggy may feel she has been somewhat short changed this season, as there is less attention lavished on her.
The ratio between life in the office, at home and in 'extra-curricular activities' is still aptly chosen and issues are given adequate time and attention, so as not to fall flat but to be sufficiently multidimensional to actually contribute to the story.
The professional aspect of work in an ad agency is interesting for two reasons - for how the realtionships have changed seismically in some aspects and how in others, shockingly litte progress has been made in the advertising field for over 4 decades. Sure enough, new media has entered the scene since but having worked in the field, many of the same approaches and methods are being 're-invented' year in, year out, with the industry on the whole largely standing still.
On the other hand both the gender and race issues, that are showing the first harbingers of change in the series, are shocking to observe for someone growing generations later. I'd also applaud the show for not coming across as judgemental but showing a portrayal of the world and allowing the audience to draw their own conclusions.
The DVD comes with a fairly eclectic selection of extras, from the famous quotes, to one on the music, and perhaps somewhat surprisingly, on the establishment of Summer Time.
Even though habituation to the high quality of the series may make the latest season feel a bit less bombastically good, I still believe that this is the best TV show I have seen so far and can warmly recommend it!
Set in a 1960's advertising agency on Madison Avenue, hence the title MADison MEN this whole show is about relationships
and corporate America.
Using real products and Brands from the time, which evoke strong memories as well. the show centres around Don Draper played by the outstanding John Hamm . We watch his car crash lifestyle and the creation of his own agency develop at a nice pace with gripping storylines that are entirely believable.
the show is brilliantly written, the attention to detail astonishing (Time Period) and the acting is superb.
Watch the first couple of episodes from series one and you will be hooked.
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