Mad Men Season Three - Review

Mad Men Season Three

Mad Men Season Three - Review


Mad Men seems like a show that only keeps on getting better; the number of historical facts, details of the society’s emotional and psychological state as well as the nature of self-absorbed advertising men that existed in America at that time will always be entertaining.

In addition to the amazing shots, wonderful set and excellent dialogue, this is what makes this show unique. Season one was an introduction to their world, an advertising firm in Madison Avenue in the 60s, and the men and women who worked there with a few details that allow us to take a peek into their personal lives and background.

The second season was focused on Don Draper and how he became who he is, about the suffering he has been through as a child, and his personal and professional tension.

The third season of Mad Men was more focused on historical events, the events that force those madmen to notice what is happening in the world around them and decide to take action. Betty Draper has been pregnant since last season and at the very beginning of this season too.

However, by the end of season three, Betty and Don decide the separation was the only solution to their ruined relationship. Betty was always abused and Don deals with his psychological troubles with whiskey, sex, and smoking.


The season takes place in 1963, JFK gets assassinated and Sterling Cooper gets sold to a British Company which is followed by a good number of layoffs, salary cuts, and tension.

Bert Cooper struggles to give up power to anyone else since this company is his baby but the season ends with the energy of overcoming challenges and the power of teamwork to resist the changes occurring around them.

Roger Sterling is still keeping up with his bad habits as he gets another heart attack and ends up marrying a much younger secretary. Peter Campbell fights against Ken Cosgrove to become head of accounts but struggles with his professional life just as much as he does with his marriage to Trudy which seems to be one of the most annoying, superficial, and shallow characters of this show.

Joan struggles with her husband and Peggy listened to Don and got over that whole baby thing but still struggles as a woman in her position as a copywriter. Meanwhile, Don Draper seems to have a thing with his daughter Sally's teacher. This season ends on a high note and was very impressive.

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