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After four seasons, this is still the hour of television that I find closest to perfection: intelligent, always involving and continually surprising.
It remains relevant, poignant and artfully constructed as it launches its fourth season.
Hamm and Moss have, for one thing, an acting alchemy that's fairly unique on television right now, the kind of skillful play off each other than leads even underwritten scenes to be fraught with meaning.
The actual stuff of Mad Men's action is, essentially, the stuff of soap opera...this impulse might be worth indulging (briefly), but the problem with Mad Men is that it suffers from a hypocrisy of its own.
The secret of Mad Men's addictive draw is the human profundity you try to read into this fascinatingly surfaced drama about an empty man who doesn't know who he is... a series so slick and so moreish you don't even know it's an advert.
We have to watch the "Mad Men" characters figur it out for themselves. And finally, I care about turning in to watch that happen.
No other series digs quite so deeply or provocatively into the American psyche and culture.
The return of the two-time Emmy winning best drama instantly eclipses the rest of summer TV with its dazzling wit, its posh mid-'60s style and its timelessly provocative substance.
Audience Reviews for Mad Men: Season 4
Feb 28, 2021RATING: A+ Creator: Matthew Weiner Mad Men continues to be one of the greatest shows ever. The Ensemble is as great as always, and the new additions to the main cast are very welcome as well as the complete new characters. The show dives deeper into the question: How to build an ad agency ( whereas this is Obviously the main theme this season ), it also continues to get a little darker. The Writing, Direction and the Production Values as well as the outstanding Cinematography are as great as always.
Dec 25, 2019La mejor temporada para mi gusto. De principio a fín. Excepcional. El comienzo de decadencia de Don. Cada capítulo es una joya.
Sep 06, 2018Puntaje Original: 8.0 Mad Men ya es todo un clásico de la TV estadounidense, para todos amantes del cine, Mad Men es una obra maestra, sus momento tan memorables, llevados acabo por personajes entrañables. En resumen GENIAL.
Mar 02, 2017After the incredible strong finish to Season Three, I expected Season Four of "Mad Men" to get back to its storytelling perfection. That being said, even I was surprised how quickly I gobbled up each of these episodes, watching them at a pace not experienced since the first campaign! Some highlights from this season include (some spoilers here): -The new ad company (so hastily conceived towards the end of the previous season) struggling with all the things that a new business typically struggles with (overhead, payroll, keeping clients happy, etc.). -Don Draper (Jon Hamm), the lynchpin of the show's character drama, goes on more of an emotional rollercoaster than perhaps any other season, from drinking problems to marital issues (and solutions?) to child-raising quandaries. -Peggy Olsen (Elisabeth Moss) really finding her place in a "man's world". She isn't the sheepish wallflower of seasons past in this season. -The former Betty Draper (January Jones) trying to control her home life while her personal life is going the other direction. This season is so good because it also works concurrently on two different levels. The micro-level sees great individual episodes, including an office Christmas party, a long night at the office from Don & Peggy, a rekindling of romance between Joan (Christina Hendricks) & Roger (John Slattery) and a bombshell announcement that changes the entire landscape of the advertising culture. On the macro-level, the Don/Betty dynamic is utterly fascinating, primarily embodied via daughter Sally (Kiernan Shipka). Whereas in earlier seasons Don was set up as the "hopeless womanizer" with Betty "holding everything together", viewers now begin to understand that those characterizations are not as black-and-white as they seem. Like I've said in other reviews about this series, the show is always at its peak when Don is the major focus. He doesn't "do it alone", but any means, but it is his journey that gets the most attention (and thus is what us as viewers want the most resolution too). Basically, this fourth season of "Mad Men" cemented the series as one of my favorite shows of all-time. Can it get a bit soapy at times? Yes...no way around it. But the characters are so interesting and feel so "alive" that one almost can't help but be sucked into the drama.
Aug 15, 2016It continues to surprise and bring some utterly profound work in their art design.
Dec 01, 2014One of the best season of mad men
Aug 25, 2014The turn of events are unpredictable and it's difficult to assume what happens next after each episode. It has never been this absorbing!
Apr 02, 2014Amazing. I don;t understand how anyone would not like this show unless they are one of those constipated religious freaks. The writing and the way they've captured the era is outstanding. This is quality at it's finest
Mar 09, 2014The shift in tone for the show has gotten much darker, with some characters having dramatic changes in their personalities. It's honest portrayals of divorce, alcoholism and work-related stress is excellently written and superbly acted.
Mar 07, 2014Chronicled with great episode after great episode (including The Suitcase, which is Mad Men's finest hour to date), season four is ostensibly the show's very best season.