It’s an accurate portrayal of debauchery, infidelity, and the advertising industry in the 1960s. Madmen on Netflix provides us with an insight on the lifestyles and treatment of employees. Women were often abused and taken advantage of, given minimum payment, and subjected to far different work than men. A lot of the women such as, Peggy Olson (Elizabeth Moss) are subjected to such treatment in the show, but over time she is given tenure and authority. The show revolves around the protagonist, who underneath the skin, really resembles an antagonist, Don Draper (Jon Hamm). Don is the picturesque successful advertising man on the 1960s: he has the chicks, authority, he’s an alcoholic, and did I mention the babes?
Madmen is aesthetically pleasing to watch. It provides the audience with an inside scope of the 1960s through the outfits, marriage scandals, infidelity, and long forgone old habits. Don Draper is often viewed as the most successful man in advertising, courtesy to Madmen only of course, but underneath the surface he is the show’s most wretched and miserable character. There’s seven seasons total and each season encompasses multiple years of the 1960s. Significant events relevant to the years are noteworthy in the show: Cuban Missile Crisis, Civil Rights March, Nixon Campaign, and more.
Follow the life of Don Draper and his destructive lifestyle, yet successful business career in advertising. Experience the beautiful women relevant to the times, the infidelity of Draper, the dark thoughts that often cloud his mind, but by no means hinder his advertising empire. Madmen is filled with drama from the entire cast, while Don takes the spotlight, there is still a story behind each character and constant development. Season seven was the grand finale, and the start of a new decade. Watching the characters develop and how the craziness of their lifestyles ultimately affects their health after ten years is what drew me in.