The reign of Donald Draper comes to an end tonight whether you like it or not. I’ve been a huge fan of the show since it premiered and I cannot believe it has finally come to an end. It was the beginning of AMC’s cable television rise to power using quality filmography, story telling and character building. That’s right, Mad Men premiered before the immensely popular Breaking Bad.
To compare which show is best would be impossible. They deal with different problems and different time periods. Although, each of their success can be attributed party because they both have main characters who are a rouge, or gray when it comes to their personality. What a gray-character means is that they aren’t necessarily good or evil. They have flaws, like all of us do (although usually television characters have worse flaws than us). They’re relatable, yet completely unhinged and arguably insane in the next moment, but that’s why we watch.
The entire cast of Mad Men have done an incredible job with their characters. The costume and set departments may have been the most talented of all. We’ve been immersed in the 50’s, then the 60’s and now doing a fantastic job of representing they psychedelia of 1969 in the final season.
Hats off to the creators, producers, cast and crew of Mad Men. This series will go done in history as one of the best.