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Mad Men: Season 4

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Jon Hamm, John Slattery, ... | WHO ARE YOU? Roger Sterling (John Slattery) and Don Draper (Jon Hamm) in Mad Men
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Mad Men

type:
TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
seasons:
7
run date:
07/19/07
performer:
Jon Hamm, John Slattery, Elisabeth Moss
broadcaster:
AMC
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

Creator Matthew Weiner sums up the central theme of this great season: ”Reinvent yourself (or) accept who you are.” Now, when you watch the fourth season straight through, the ”Who is Don Draper?” story line seems both heroic and tragic, just the way Mad Men likes to play things. The good news about the DVD is that Weiner provides commentary for every episode; that’s also the bad news, since his capacious knack for turning everything, even a minor character’s prosthetic leg, into a symbol for Don’s psyche can be wearying. So are the talking-head featurettes about 1960s advertising and divorce. But boy, what terrific acting and writing unfold in each episode. A?

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