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Mad Men - Season 5 DVD


Critically acclaimed, multi-award winning TV show Mad Men is back with its much anticipated fifth series now on DVD. There are thirteen episodes in the series which enable us to pick up the stories of the lead characters again in May 1966 and to follow their progression through to spring 1967.

Mad Men was created and produced by Matthew Weiner (of The Sopranos fame). It is set in the 1960s and the plot is based around an advertising agency, mainly focusing on its creative director Don Draper, and the people who feature in his life, both in his workplace and in his private acquaintanceship. The series has been applauded for its historical accuracy - with its retrospective insight into social values and 1960s culture - illustrating behavioural patterns and highlighting contentious issues typical of the time, such as widespread smoking, drinking, drugs, sexism, feminism, adultery, homophobia, and racism.

The fifth series re-joins recently married Don Draper; top executive at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce advertising agency. New wife Megan decides to pursue a career in acting, putting their marriage under a lot of strain, while Pete, Roger, Joan and Peggy continue their personal battles to survive in the fraught, cut-throat, highly competitive, unpredictable world of business.

As usual, the presentation - visual style, costume design, acting, writing etc - is first-rate and provides addictive viewing. This series is also included in a box set - Mad Men - Season 1-5.

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All 13 episodes from the fifth season of the Golden Globe-winning drama set in a prestigious advertising agency in 1960s New York, where sexism is a way of life and everyone smokes like a chimney. In this highly competitive, all white, male-dominated environment, the indefatigable Don Draper (Jon Hamm) is the top ad executive, but there are plenty of young guns eager to topple him from his perch. In this season, Don and Megan (Jessica Paré)'s recent marriage is put under strain when Megan decides to give up her job at the office and embark on an acting career. The episodes are: 'A Little Kiss: Part One', 'A Little Kiss: Part Two', 'Tea Leaves', 'Mystery Date', 'Signal 30', 'Far Away Places', 'At the Codfish Ball', 'Lady Lazarus', 'Dark Shadows', 'Christmas Waltz', 'The Other Woman', 'Commissions and Fees' and 'The Phantom'.

In MAD MEN the glass ceiling is dangerously low and sexism reigns in a way that may shock modern viewers But this isn&39;t the prim &39;60s of THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW; Weiner&39;s characters seduce smoke and swig with abandon--often within the walls of Sterling Cooper Includes all the episodes from series five of the show

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