Mad Men 7 Seasons 2013

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Season 6
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1. The Doorway (Part 1) AGES_15_AND_OVER

Don spearheads a new campaign, Roger gets some unsettling news, and Betty takes in a houseguest.

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Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks
Runtime:
47 minutes

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The Doorway (Part 1)

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Season 6

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Genres Drama
Director Jon Hamm, John Slattery
Starring Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks
Supporting actors Rich Sommer, John Slattery, Elisabeth Moss, Jared Harris, Aaron Staton, Jessica Pare, January Jones, Vincent Kartheiser
Season year 2013
Network Lionsgate
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alan Hodgkinson on 11 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
I did not notice that this was a German copy and I feel that this needs to be made idiot-proof on the order form. Luckily, it has the English track as an option, but this has to be navigated to at each viewing, which is a nuisance. Why not add a red label stating "foreign language" to the item's entry on Amazon, just to make sure people see it.
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Format: Blu-ray
I have often found that season 5 is the peak of a TV show; the writers and actors know the characters inside out, but things have yet to go stale. With this in mind I was well prepared for season 6 of ‘Mad Men’ to be staler than the last, but this is not the case. In fact, there is a marked improvement here that brings the show back to the glory days of seasons 3 and 4. The laidback storytelling of ‘Mad Men’ show runner Matthew Weiner is what makes the show, but it is also its major hindrance. Season 5 was almost too static. This is not to say that a load happens in Season 6, but the merging of two separate companies allows for new blood to enter the show and create new dynamics.

At the centre is still the exceptional performance of John Hamm as Don Draper. He is both repulsive and likable, but some of the antics in season 6 make him even harder to love. Although Don is the show centre, this is an excellent ensemble cast. Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) and Roger (John Slattery) are given great storylines, with only Joan (Christina Hendricks) falling a little short this year. Hopefully this will be remedied in the final season as Hendricks has always been one of the best things on the show.

With pitch perfect acting and magnificent writing season 6 of ‘Mad Men’ is still television at its very best. This is not a show about action, but character. In real life people live for many years and not every day is exceptional, the show has allowed us to follow a group of people through a realistic portrayal of ten plus years. It will be a shame to see it finish.

Although a show about an office, it is shot wonderfully and should be seen on BluRay. The extras on the disc are a little flimsy with a look at what happened in during the period the show was set. OK as a set of mood pieces, but does not really add much to the show itself.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By rosemary on 1 Jan 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Mad Men remains top end drama but there is a very different vibe going on in Series 6. It took several episodes for me to really get into this series but, on reflection, this had much to do with the social/political changes going on in the late 60's and how these are captured. In particular Don and Roger appear increasingly old-fashioned in a world that is changing so quickly.

This isn't the best series but Mad Men remains one of the best programmes. I am looking forward to Series 7 and although disappointed it will be the last, I don't see how it could continue for much longer without losing the edge it has had since it started.
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72 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Mr. N. J. Todman TOP 500 REVIEWER on 22 Jun 2013
Format: DVD
When I watched the first episode of the sixth season of Mad Men I expected it to feel like putting on a comfortable, well-worn, pair of slippers. For years we have gotten to know Don, Pete, Peggy, Betty and numerous other characters as their fortunes, and those of the agency, have ebbed and flowed. But disconcertingly the start of the season time travels forward a couple of years from the end of season 5. As a result everything familiar felt different, and it took several episodes to feel reoriented in the lives of the characters. That was a stroke of genius. Mad Men has always made us work hard for the rewards of feeling immersed in its world.

Once the reorientation process was complete, the series continued with the same sharp writing and flawless acting which have made the previous series such compelling viewing. The introduction of several new characters,the toxic fallout from Don's relationships, and the overhaul of the agency all help to keep the stories fresh and open new windows to the souls of the major protagonists. That said, Don's soul remains a dark and mysterious place. That is why we love him, and this show, so much.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. R. Jacubs on 31 Dec 2013
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Although Season 6 is not as good as earlier seasons it still excites. Attention to detail as well as the acting is superb. What more can I say? It is the best money I have spent on DVD's. I look forward to Season 7 which I hear sadly is to be the last. If you are into watching post war period films/series then this is a must. I lived and worked through this period in central London and so much of the period is reproduced brilliantly. It's a pity to see so much smoking but that's what so many of us did then. Great entertainment.
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21 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Spirited77 on 24 Aug 2013
Format: DVD
While nothing will ever replace the glee I felt upon discovering this programme and then binge-watching the first 4 seasons in their entirety, I have to say I was so pleased that Series 6 resumed much of what I liked about the first 4, but that had been lacking in S5.

By now, we know the characters and their foibles inside and out, so we're not surprised by Don's continued drunken-ness, Peggy's desire to be heard and seen as in control, and Roger's inner angst behind his cocksure exterior. Yet we learn more about Don's childhood *Spoiler* being raised in a whore-house and thus his oversexualised childhood - we see him molested by a resident, and this gives us a clue as to why he is as oversexualised as an adult, and why he constantly feels the need to numb himself with booze, cigarettes, extra-marital affairs, and power-playing with his peers. Whereas Roger takes the healthy route of lying on his shrink's sofa and talking through his issues, Don remains the strong silent type, afraid or unable to articulate his emotions, or even to confide in his wife. He doesn't even utter a word for the first 20 minutes of the first episode, leaving us to wonder whether he'll bother to talk at all... In fact, he does, but only when approached at a Honolulu bar by a drunken soldier who he immediately feels a connection to. it's like he's worked so hard to build this life for himself, he has all the trappings of what one would believe would make one happy - powerful job where he actually gets to be creative, beautiful wife, money and children, yet this isn't enough for him to be happy. His childhood deamons are still gnawing at him and continue to do so throughout the series.
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