Mad Men: Season 7 (2014 - 2015)

Season 7
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Just in time to rekindle viewers' interest, Mad Men gets back on track for one last season, revisiting its steady, deliberate pace and style on its way to a sure-to-be-compelling climax.



Critic Ratings: 61


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User Ratings: 765

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Air date: Apr 13, 2014

The Season 7 opener finds Don making a new friend, and Joan meeting a client for drinks. Elsewhere, Peggy hears some impressive new work, and Roger experiences a strange phone call.

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Air date: Apr 20, 2014

Peggy receives flowers at the office; Pete navigates the politics of new business; Joan is put in an awkward situation.

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Air date: Apr 27, 2014

Don takes an impromptu trip; Betty has lunch with a friend; Harry lobbies for a cause; the partners consider a questionable asset.

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Air date: May 4, 2014

Sterling Cooper & Partners prepares for a guest; Don calls an old friend; Roger confronts problems at home; Pete underestimates Peggy.

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Air date: May 11, 2014

Don gets a visitor from his past; Stan embarrasses a superior; Peggy helps Ginsberg with a problem; Harry discovers a new ally at the agency.

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Air date: May 18, 2014

Peggy does research for a pitch; Pete is invited to join an exclusive club; Joan seeks time spent with a friend.

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Air date: May 25, 2014

Don receives a troubling letter; Pete butts heads with Cutler; Roger gets an unexpected phone call; and a risky venture entails a new future for Peggy.

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Air date: Apr 5, 2015

Don tries to track down a friend; Joan struggles to solve a problem with an account; Peggy is set up by an unlikely person.

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Air date: Apr 12, 2015

Roger gives Don some unwanted advice; Peggy and Stan disagree over an account's personnel; Harry asks for Don's blessing.

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Air date: Apr 19, 2015

Roger pawns off a project onto Don; Joan goes on a business trip; Peggy and Pete clash over how to deal with an account emergency.

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The final series of the AMC period drama was originally split in half, with two sets of seven episodes each airing about a year apart. In the first half, Don (Jon Hamm) attempts to return to his advertising agency after being put on indefinite leave following a meltdown in the middle of a client meeting. Eventually, his status at the firm becomes the focus of a bitter power struggle between Roger (John Slattery) and Jim (Harry Hamlin), both of whom want to take Sterling Cooper & Partners in radically different directions. Elsewhere, Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) embraces life as a Californian, Dawn (Teyonah Parris) gets an unexpected promotion, and Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) clashes with the stodgy creative director (Allan Havey) who's replaced Don. The second half sees the series finally leave the 1960s behind as it picks up with the characters in 1970: The agency's partners are now all wealthy after accepting a buyout from a much-larger firm, but they seem as lost and frustrated as ever. While Joan, Roger, Peggy, and Ted (Kevin Rahm) all embark on new love affairs, Don responds to the pressure of working in a more-corporate environment by attempting to run away and reinvent himself once again.

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Critic Reviews for Mad Men Season 7

All Critics (61) | Top Critics (32)

Mad Men is beautifully shot as always, with the dialogue flowing naturally and meaningfully over alcohol... The pace hasn't quickened. Nor does the storyline congeal. Instead, Sunday's re-opener builds to a terrifically poignant finish.

Apr 10, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

AMC's much-acclaimed Mad Men feels like it's coming out of a pit stop, rechecking gears and reacclimating to the track.

Apr 8, 2014 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

We won't be able to fully appreciate it from moment to moment, because we're so eager to learn what's coming next, to get to whatever the future holds. But that future is a world without Mad Men, so let's not get there too fast.

Apr 14, 2014 | Full Review…

Gone are the days of "Zou Bisou Bisou" and Don's Hawaiian mortality freak-out. Nope. This season premiere, all we got was a cold pastrami sandwich with coleslaw smeared on the bread.

Apr 14, 2014 | Full Review…

The hour delivers a series of lovely closing scenes that find Don feeling more honest intimacy than he has felt since the death of Anna, culminating in the kind of image and song choice that Mad Men fans find so powerful and moving.

Apr 15, 2014 | Full Review…

There are peaks and valleys, but mostly there's a lot of flat, ugly middle. The victories that you spend forever building end up being as ephemeral as fireworks, sparkling briefly before quickly fading back into the endless blackness of the nighttime sky.

Apr 15, 2014 | Full Review…

Season 7 provides a bittersweet but hopeful capstone on a series which essays, often remarkably, a period of American history that remains resonant today.

Jan 31, 2021 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Emotional. Brilliant. Poignant. Significant. Fun. Beautiful.

Jul 17, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This series that launched a thousand Eames knock-offs looked a-mazing. Weiner's visual attention to period was evident to anyone who saw it and the subject of a TV industry fable...

May 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Mad Men smashes history, desires, dreams, and life's mundanity together like Douglas Sirk's Large Hadron Collider. It's a classic.

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

It will cost a lot to fill the gap left by Mad Men. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Mad Men isn't back with its old saucy, sexy, 60s colour, but has ripened into something darker and more troubling.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mad Men: Season 7

  • Apr 25, 2021
    95% rating on this season? Mad Men was never a very good series even at its best. It was a soap opera that played weekly and at night instead of during the day. No more, no less. That was at its best. This season is an example of the series at its worst. And to be honest, watching this after the fact it feels like the writers literally stopped developing the story around the end of season 5. Specifically, the last 6 episodes were an embarrassment for a show that wasn't even that good to begin with. What was the allure here? The constant stream of mindless flings with the characters? The constant drinking and boring conversation? The annoying characters? There was nothing to this series. Nothing at all except the same things you'd find in any mediocre daytime soap opera...same shallow and cliche characters, same pseudo dramatic relationship plots, anticlimactic season enders, empty beautiful actors walking through boring plot twists. Rinse, repeat, etc. which brings us to season seven, by far the worst of the series (which is saying something). Don Draper shows he was nothing but a slick haircut, nice suits, mental illness, alcoholism and misogyny. The rest of the cast prop him up and enable him as the central fixture in a series that went absolutely nowhere? Was that it? Seven seasons of wasting everyone's time to make some existential point that everything is meaningless (especially money and power) and the lesson is you should run away from your problems and pretend that you're some neo-hippy tumbleweed? What a gigantic waste of time and the worlds most expensive and dramatic pity party. A group of average high school kids could have written and more complex and more fulfilling final season.
  • Mar 21, 2021
    RATING: A+ Creator: Matthew Weiner Mad Men's seventh and sadly last season brings this incredible show to a great as always climax. Everyone of this fantastic Ensemble is just nothing less than Astonishing. The Writing has always been on a level that just can't be surpassed. The Direction is brilliant. The Production Values are all superb. The Period heavy Score is great. And the shows Visuals are on another Level and in 2007, when the show started, they clearly where ahead of their time. Mad Men is one of the greatest shows of all time, those are pretty strong words but I'm gonna write it anyways, but I'd actually say it's the best!!
  • Oct 15, 2020
    A masterpiece in cinematography and writing. Deep and developed characters, authentic time-period piece. This is a very dark show and I believe it takes someone who appreciates the details to fully enjoy this show.
  • Jan 04, 2020
    It's been years since the finale of this show came out. I recently rewatched the whole thing and in light of GOT I felt the need to give 5 stars to a TV show that was faithful to its characters. I love how these characters grew professionally and personally. This just proves that fans are not asking for elaborate endings with a twist but something that is faithful to the people you've grown to love.
  • Aug 22, 2019
    Love everything about this show! Please make a continuation or sequel series!
  • Aug 17, 2019
    I both loved and hated this show at different times throughout its seven seasons. There's a lot to love about it. I loved how flawed and interesting all the characters were and how all the different interwoven plots dealt with issues of the time like racism and sexism. I loved the glamour and I loved how true to the period it was in so many different ways, such as Betty's attitude toward Sally possibly getting fat and the initial stigma surrounding divorce. But there were also a few key things to hate about it. Firstly the show is absolutely *soaked* in misogyny. A lot of that is true to the time it was set, and it resulted in some really interesting stories for Peggy and Joan in particular. But a big chunk of that was used just for entertainment value. For example, there's no way every single man in that office happily cheated on his wife and thought nothing of it, and there's no way every single man in that office managed to do that with exceptionally beautiful women who were also almost always exceptionally stupid. Also, it has to be said that even though the stories for Peggy and Joan were usually really interesting and highlights of the show, you need a lot of stamina to make it through the constant misogyny they were dealing with. Secondly the show shied away from huge topics that should have been dealt with, since they had already been set up by the plot. Namely feminism - how did the fight for women's equality not come up at all? No wait, I lie - it came up once, in one of the last episodes of the seventh season. And what about the attitudes toward homosexuality? There was a really interesting plotline about that for a few seasons but then they just wrote the character out and forgot about it. After that, whenever we saw gay characters they were portrayed very, very negatively. Thirdly, I couldn't bring myself to like - and therefore, care much about - Don. The main character. He was selfish in everything he did, even when he was helping someone. He was constantly sleeping with someone new, even when he was seeing someone else. He was abusive towards Betty. He couldn't be bothered seeing his kids unless he felt like it. He lied whenever it suited him, particularly to get someone into bed. I could go on and on. And yet I felt like the show was constantly trying to get me to sympathise with him. It didn't work. His antics just grew very, very old. But despite all this, I still recommend watching the whole series. It's very well made and has excellent writing throughout. It's rightfully considered one of the best of all time.
  • Apr 12, 2019
    such a good show au revoir
  • Sep 06, 2018
    Puntaje Original: 7.5 Mad Men perdurará en los anales de la TV de los EE.UU.
  • Jan 10, 2018
    Just an awesome program.
  • Jan 03, 2018
    Love the show. One of the best character-based series I've watched. However, I did find the ending disappointing.

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