During the Korean War, a soldier takes the identity of an officer and turns himself into a Madison Avenue ad executive by 1960. He drinks, smokes and carries on for the next ten years. The show’s writing, acting, costumes and set design capture the period. Don Draper knows how to sell himself and anything his clients want. Advertising firms often persuade people that the lesser argument is the wiser. Their work has had catastrophic effects on the world. The series ends with Draper going to a hippie retreat and creating the iconic Coca Cola ad of teaching the world to sing. For the Madmen, time moves on, but I am pretty sure that all the characters in this series would be dead from cancer by 1999.
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