I've watched every episode of Six Feet Under at least twice, I've watched every episode of the Sopranos, and I've watched two and a half series of Boardwalk Empire.
I started watching Mad Men and realise that HBO are very clever, but like all good businesses, they stick to the same formula.
In this case, as with the Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire, it's very beautiful people being cruel to each other on very glamorous sets. As with the Sopranos, a charismatic but deeply flawed character keeps the action going, with other members of the family revealing themselves through affairs, psychotherapy and troubled pasts.
There are a few good one-liners, a few insights… Read more