Mad Men: Season 1

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Season 1 takes place between March and November 1960, beginning with new secretary Peggy Olson starting her first day at... More

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Mad Men: Season 1 episodes

Episode 1.1

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

In 1960 New York City - the high-powered and glamorous... More "Golden Age" of advertising - Don Draper, the biggest ad man in the business, struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels.

Episode 1.2

Ladies Room

Don continues to conceal his increasingly complicated personal life, even... More in the face of Roger Sterling's invitation to open up. Meanwhile, Peggy pines for the absent Pete still on his honeymoon while fending off the advances of several of the men of Sterling Cooper.

Episode 1.3

Marriage of Figaro

Pete returns from his honeymoon, excited about his new marriage,... More but conflicted about his past encounter with Peggy. After his business relationship with Rachel takes an unforeseen turn, Don attends a party which further illuminates his increasing dissatisfaction with his present life.

Episode 1.4

New Amsterdam

Pete's professional and personal lives become more complicated as he... More struggles to assert power in both. While facing pressure from his wife regarding a new apartment, he further alienates Don and endangers his own position at Sterling Cooper.



After Don wins an award, his photo is featured in... More Advertising Age. Don must deal with the fallout as the photo brings back a past he isnt ready to confront. Ken gets a short story published in The Atlantic Monthly, inciting jealousy among his colleagues and driving Pete to make an unorthodox request of his wife. Peggy overhears a startling conversation in the office and shares the secret with Joan.



A taboo office romance is revealed. At a brainstorming session,... More Peggy proves to be more than a secretary, opening up new opportunities for her at Sterling Cooper. Meanwhile, Rachel faces her conflicted feelings for Don after he seeks out her advice on a new campaign.


Red in the Face

Roger joins Don for an evening of dinner and drinking,... More during which Roger's behavior leads to a rift in their friendship. Though Don accepts his apology, there are further consequences for Roger. Pete faces trouble at home as he continues to struggle with the demands of his new marriage.


The Hobo Code

Don is tormented as pieces of his secretive past begin... More to haunt him. Peggy's new success at work, and resulting boost in confidence, threaten her office relationship. Salvatore Romano gets a little too close with a client.



A rival ad agency courts Don, involving Betty in their... More attempt to lure him from Sterling Cooper. As the presidential campaign heats up, the agency looks for new ways to counter the latest Kennedy ads. Tempers flare over Peggy.


Long Weekend

Don loses an account. Roger, stuck in the city for... More Labor Day weekend, attempts to cheer him up. Meanwhile, Joan has a night out on the town with her roommate.


Indian Summer

Peggy is given a difficult assignment. Roger's work problems provide... More new opportunities for Don, and Pete grows more frustrated. Betty finds a new outlet for her growing dissatisfaction.


Nixon Vs. Kennedy

On election night, the Sterling Cooper staff pulls a rowdy... More all-nighter while watching the returns. Pete's ambitions cause him to directly challenge Don. Don remembers his past as a soldier in the Korean War.


The Wheel

As Thanksgiving approaches, Don's work responsibilities interfere with his domestic... More life. Peggy is given a new opportunity, provoking the ire of some of her colleagues. Betty makes a startling discovery.

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Best Drama Series winner at the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Emmy Awards. Best Dramatic Actor (Hamm), at the 2015 Emmy Awards. Golden Globe winner for Best Dramatic Series in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Golden Globe winner for Best Dramatic Actor (Hamm), 2008 and 2016.
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