Oh so voluptuous and lush and exquisite that it is like boarding on a time machine to the sixties. Mad Men means advertising executives working in ad agencies, and cited as the title of this wonderful drama about 'one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Don Draper.' The plot, the acting and casting is excellent, every character evolves and reveals themselves as the series progresses (there are 3 seasons, I am aching to see season 4 comes out this summer!) The set and props they use are also meticulously beautiful and nostalgic, reminiscent of Manhattan in the golden 60's.
I especially like the office, the way they dress (tea dress, office dress, different cuts and styles in different season, ahhh!), witty comments and most of all, typewriters and big hasselbald cameras and all little details of the art/media department of the agency, Sterling Cooper.
To know more about the cultural/literary/historical context when the story is set, go read the intelligent blogs Mad Men Footnote and What's Alan Watching after each episode!
Ah did I mention the props team of Mad Men also works on the props and sets in the Tom Ford/Colin Firth (who won the Bafta best actor award! <3) A Single Man?