I’ve just recently got into this show recommended to me by my father. He obviously knows my plans to major in marketing because that’s a lot of what this show is about. I watched the first episode of season one and was instantly in love with the show. Two days later I’m already starting on the second season!
Mad Men is set in the 1960’s. Donald Draper, played by Jon Hamm is the protagonist in the show. In the first season, Donald is an Account Manager at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency. Don’t let these big words fool you though, there is plenty of excitement to go around. When you see Mr. Draper get himself into a predicament, you’re gonna want to see him smooth talk his way out of it.
When I see Donald in action and I see what he does for a living, it makes me want to pursue something similar. I haven’t been specific which way I would go with my marketing degree, but I know it will be something like this. Advertising. Making money by getting people to pay for a product. No doubt a challenge, but I think I’m up to it.
Since it’s time on air, Mad Men has received critical acclaim, particularly for its historical authenticity and visual style. The show has also won multiple awards, including fifteen Emmys and four Golden Globes. I’m not saying that this show is for everyone, but awards aren’t won for nothing. A lot of talented people put their time into making this show, and it’s apparent in every episode. Check it out!