Mad Men: Season 5 (2012)


Season 5
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With its brilliantly crafted characters, razor-sharp writing, and ambitious sweep, Mad Men continues to surprise and unsettle.

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Critic Ratings: 38

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Episodes

Air date: May 20, 2012

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Air date: Apr 15, 2012

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Air date: Apr 22, 2012

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Air date: Mar 25, 2012

Megan throws Don a surprise birthday party; The war between Pete Campbell and Roger Sterling intensifies; New mother Joan begins to wonder if she still has a job when she's ready to come back.

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Air date: Jun 3, 2012

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Air date: May 6, 2012

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Air date: May 27, 2012

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Air date: Mar 25, 2012

Megan is hurt by Don's negative response to the surprise party; Lane finds a missing wallet in a cab; Joan makes an unexpected visit to the office; Pete makes a play for a bigger office.

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Air date: Mar 25, 2012

Megan is hurt by Don's negative response to the surprise party; Lane finds a missing wallet in a cab; Joan makes an unexpected visit to the office; Pete makes a play for a bigger office.

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Air date: Apr 1, 2012

As Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce attempts to build on its current business, Peggy is given new responsibilities; Don and Harry indulge a client.

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Cast & Crew

Jon Hamm
Don Draper

Actor
John Slattery
Roger Sterling

Actor
Vincent Kartheiser
Pete Campbell

Actor
January Jones
Betty Draper

Actor
Christina Hendricks
Joan Holloway

Actor
Elisabeth Moss
Peggy Olson

Actor
Jared Harris
Lane Pryce

Actor
Robert Morse
Bertram Cooper

Actor
Rich Sommer
Harry Crane

Actor
Aaron Staton
Ken Cosgrove

Actor
Kiernan Shipka
Sally Draper

Actor
Christopher Stanley
Henry Francis

Actor
Jessica Paré
Megan Draper

Actor
Jay R. Ferguson
Stan Rizzo

Guest Star
Alison Brie
Trudy Campbell

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Teyonah Parris
Dawn Chambers

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Embeth Davidtz
Rebecca Pryce

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Ben Feldman
Michael Ginsberg

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Mason Vale Cotton
Bobby Draper

Guest Star
Jeff Clarke
Howard Dawes

Guest Star
Matthew Weiner
Executive Producer
Scott Hornbacher
Executive Producer
Jon Hamm
Director
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Critic Reviews for Mad Men: Season 5

Audience Reviews for Mad Men: Season 5

  • May 30, 2021
    7.0/10 — "Pretty Good/Engaging" -(Seen in MAY '21)
  • Mar 07, 2021
    RATING: A+ Creator: Matthew Weiner Mad Men continues too be utterly brilliant. In this Season we learn more about the relationships, struggles and personal lives of all the individual characters. The Ensemble is fantastic as always and Jessica Paré is a welcome addition to the cast. The writing is just out of this world, it really is just fantastic. The Production Values are great. And this Season gets really emotional sometimes. But all in all it is still really bingeworthy.
  • Sep 06, 2018
    Puntaje Original: 8.0 Escencial, imperdible, no hay razón para dejar de ver una de las series más icónicas de los EE.UU.
  • Mar 02, 2017
    After watching five seasons of "Mad Men", it has finally clicked why this show has been such a unique experience for me. My past favorite TV shows (LOST, X-Files, Smallville, 24) pretty much all focused on over-arching plots from episode to episode. "Mad Men" uses a similar strategy...but with characters instead of plot points, By this season, the show has developed such a stable of incredible characters that you can't help but what to see what will happen to them all. By this point in the show, there are just so many juicy stories going on that it truly takes an entire season to get them all enough screen time! For example: -The "business stuff" with Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and his work partners like Peggy (Elisabeth Moss), Pete (Vincent Kartheiser), Harry (Rich Sommer), Ken (Aaron Staten), Roger (John Slattery), Bert (Robert Morse), and Lane (Jared Harris). -Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks) and husband Greg (Sam Page) try to get things straightened out. -Personal players in Don's life such as new wife Megan (Jessica Pare), old wife Betty (January Jones), and daughter Sally (Kiernan Shipka). -Even some new blood in the character of Michael Ginsberg (Ben Feldmen) is introduced, while Paul Kinsey (Micheal Gladis) re-surfaces for a brief period. There are no set plot arcs to this show, but rather it just shows the lives of all those characters and how they interact with each other and the world. Show creator Matthew Weiner has such a deft touch at making them all interesting that by now the "formula" (if one can use such a simple term like that to describe something so complex) is set: In just a 13 episode season, focusing on the characters described above alone is plenty of material! After a noticeable drop in standards during the second season and the beginning of the third, this show has been hitting on all cylinders since that point. Nothing to dissuade loyal viewers in this season.
  • Aug 30, 2016
    Everything's just well-put in this astonishing episode.
  • Jul 14, 2015
    Sigue estando impecablemente escrita, genial y brillante. Ahora Don vive su segundo matrimonio, con Megan (Jessica Paré), su esposa y antigua secretaria, sobresaliendo como creativa en la agencia, la cual parece estar a punto de desmoronarse. Hay dos pérdidas en el equipo (una de ellas brutalmente dramática), que ponen en cuestión la integridad moral y ética de los colegas de Don. Roger (John Slattery) sigue siendo de mis favoritos, con su humor irónico y sardónico.
  • Nov 23, 2014
    Mad men is back with 13 brilliant episodes. Spoiler alert Megan and Don's relationship is beautiful. Megan 's birthday gift to Don was right at the core of this show: Beautiful, exotic, seductive. She has changed Don . Don is different , he is in really in love . He is faithful. Though the last scene of season leaves us with an open interpretation scene. last scene was brilliant. I was shouting no and watching in horror (I really like the thing Megan and Don have). Don waited for 2 , 3 seconds and as he was about to answer , credits rolled in. This season gave us lot of shocking moments. Lane pryce's suicide and the failed suicide attempt gave me chills. Peggy finally left SCDP. But I guess she will be around. It had a good story arc for Betty, she is getting fat, She is not happy . She envies Don's life and tries to poison it a little. She has been on this road after the divorce. She immediately decided to change house after she found about Sally's friendship with ,,,. But i think it was in her for a long time ago, In season 2 she set u her married friend with some guy from horse riding. I admit I dont like her, well who would ? She is not clear in her head about what she wants. She acts like a little kid who wants to spoil other's game even when she doesnt want to play. Roger is divorced again . Now he is more reckless but he is motivated to do some work for the company. Peter is pushing for more part in the company. I think he is the one who really cares for the company. Don seems a little off his motivation, seems content with his married life. In season 3 , we saw birth of the company. It was exhilarating to see "4 guys shot their legs off" . In season 4 , we saw the honeymoon period of Don's entrepreneural adventure , then that period was over and ship was sinking . Season 5 , SCDP is staying afloat but not moving forward.
  • Aug 25, 2014
    The context of this stylish drama continues to be a genius piece of art as more surprises gradually unfold.
  • Apr 02, 2014
    Every episode is great and I cannot say that about any other show I have followed. The best television show I have seen. The writing is top notch with an understated feel and well thought out characters. A treasure.
  • Mar 14, 2014
    The writers of this show continue to improve on the craft of keeping their characters' personalities engaging and still involving. Many plot elements are installed to surprise, maybe even unnerve the viewer into wondering how exactly the stories and the development of not only the characters themselves, but the always-changing political and social environment around them will excite and entertain.

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