Cast: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser
It’s 1960 and the Madison Avenue advertising men, of the Sterling Cooper Agency are masters of their domain. Between their four martini lunches, two pack-a-day smoking habits and their pervasive sexual harassment of female coworkers, these men happen to be executives the of one of the most prestigious advertising company. Don Draper (John Hamm), Creative Director of Sterling Cooper and the subject of admiration from all of his coworkers with the exception of Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser). Pete is one of the firm’s young Account Managers who desperately lusts for Don Draper’s job and secretary Peggy Olsen (Elisabeth Moss).
The focus is here the men and women working in the 60’s with sexually harassment flying left and right, and the roles of men and women back then. It revolves around office politics / gossip and sexual harassment. The affairs with the secretaries, even the wife having affairs while their husbands were putting 12 hours at the office. You se back then every thing was simple no cable, no cell phone internet, although very few woman was working most of them were housewife taking care of the kids, even some of them were juggling both kids and working. It was the 60’s the sexual revolution started In 1961 some has invented the birth control pill, Ho! boy. The show is very well written as well as the casting. The show takes its time to develops its characters, that’s what I love about it. The decors in the 60’s is authentic as hell in this show even the costumes my hats to the designers. It is going to be an addictive show once you get to see the Pilot. It is provocative, sensational, raw, and purely entertaining. I have it in my collection.