Mad Men 7 Seasons 2010

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Season 4
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2. Christmas Comes But Once a Year TV-14 CC

A last minute visitor threatens to spoil the agency's Christmas Party.

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Original air date:
August 1, 2010

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Season 4
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    1. Public Relations Don makes a mistake that jeopardizes the new agency.

    TV-14 48min July 25, 2010
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    2. Christmas Comes But Once a Year A last minute visitor threatens to spoil the agency's Christmas Party.

    TV-14 48min August 1, 2010
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    3. The Good News Don heads off to Acapulco, while Joan and Lane fight.

    TV-14 48min August 8, 2010
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    4. The Rejected An edict from Roger and Lane puts Pete in a personal dilemma.

    TV-14 48min August 15, 2010
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    5. The Chrysanthemum and the Sword Don and Pete go against Roger in efforts to win a new account.

    TV-14 48min August 22, 2010
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    6. Waldorf Stories Peggy clashes with her new creative partner and Don pitches under unusual circumstances.

    TV-14 48min August 29, 2010
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    7. The Suitcase A deadline disrupts Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.

    TV-14 48min September 5, 2010
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    8. The Summer Man Joan and Peggy deal with hijinx in the office.

    TV-14 48min September 12, 2010
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    9. The Beautiful Girls Peggy receives a romantic gift that could compromise her career.

    TV-14 48min September 19, 2010
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    10. Hands and Knees An unannounced visitor at the Francis home rattles Betty.

    TV-14 48min September 26, 2010
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    11. Chinese Wall Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce employees resort to scuttlebutt after an agency wide meeting is called.

    TV-14 48min October 3, 2010
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    12. Blowing Smoke In the midst of a crisis, Don runs into an old friend.

    TV-14 48min October 10, 2010
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    13. Tomorrowland Opportunity arises for Don and Peggy.

    TV-14 48min October 17, 2010

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Genres Drama
Director Michael Uppendahl
Supporting actors Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, Jared Harris, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, Kiernan Shipka, Robert Morse, John Slattery, Alison Brie, Christopher Stanley, Joel Murray, Deborah Lacey, Alexa Alemanni, Matt Long, Blake Bashoff, Cara Buono, John Aylward
Season year 2010
Network Lionsgate
Executive Producer Jonathan Abrahams
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177 of 194 people found the following review helpful By J. A Bowen on October 13, 2010
Format: Blu-ray
When I think about Season 4, one word comes to mind -- "dark". This is the season of Don's discontent -- indeed, his comeuppance, if you will -- and as the season opens we find him living in a seedy Greenwich Village apartment, where his rendevous with the ladies end all too often in rebuffs rather than ravishings. On the work front, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce has all the trappings of success. They have nice offices, a corral of secretaries, and a big client list. Don is being interviewed by a magazine asking the question "Who is Don Draper?" and further on into the season, we see him accepting a Cleo for his talents. The only problem is, he's drunk when he's accepting it. In fact, he's drunk most of the time. Dead drunk, and his decisions and fine-honed genius with words suffer for it.

Of course, being Don, he looks good. Hard to believe a man can drink that much and still not show the wages of sin. But as the season progresses, we see him losing his grip more and more, on the business as well as the personal front. He blows up at clients, neglects his children, and uses his women to get what he thinks he wants. At the same time, he is watching himself, from a distance, deconstruct. He starts keeping a journal and swims every day to clear his mind. You keep thinking he's going to get a grip on it. He has to. He's Don Draper.

The supporting staff is suffering too, all the with exception of Peggy, who seems to have really come into her own this season. She is confident, perky, and looks great. She's even dressing the part. Joan Holloway is given more to do this season, thankfully, and her character only gets more intriguing. There's really no telling what Joan can pull off, because no matter what happens to her, she keeps on going.
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68 of 78 people found the following review helpful By carol irvin TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 8, 2010
Format: DVD
The excellence continues with this fourth season of MAD MEN. Matthew Weiner, its creator, was one of the writers on the SOPRANOS. He hovers over every detail of MAD MEN, getting it absolutely right, just as creator David Chase did for the SOPRANOS. The first choice he made was absolutely insisting that Jon Hamm had to play the lead. Everyone thought Weiner was crazy insisting on an unknown. Result? Jon Hamm is now a major tv star and probably going to be a major star period. Next bit of historical marvel was that HBO turned this show down so that Weiner took it to an upstart cable channel, AMC, and ended up putting AMC on the map. For those of you who don't know it, this show IS Weiner and this was nowhere more evident than at the 2010 Emmy Awards show where he walked up to the stage to receive Emmy after Emmy including the best drama show one, the big one. I am dwelling on this point because often viewers do not realize that it is one person off camera who is making the whole thing happen. That is certainly the case here.

Don Draper (played by Jon Hamm) continues to be the fulcrum for the show; everything pivots around him. However, it is a very rich band of characters indeed who do that pivoting. In season four, everyone is coming into his or her own, whether for good or ill. Draper himself goes through a huge melting down crisis post divorce, flailing around now that what little identity he had seems gone. His entire identity now comes down to his job, which is finding a way to brilliantly project falsity, which is a metaphor for his entire life.

Betty, his ex, is becoming more of what she has been in the prior three seasons. More brittle, more vicious, more intent on achieving her ever elusive goal of perfection.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By carol irvin TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 21, 2010
Some viewers were surprised by some of the twists in this season's MAD MEN. Having grown up in Don Draper's 1960s era, I think his character is utterly consistent with his time and place in America. Draper often tries but there is only so much he can overcome. He's creative and talented. He can be audacious in his ideas and his work. However, he is always a prisoner of his past and forever on the run from it. Hence, I am not surprised that his two closest people at the end of this season are women who appeal to the feminine side of his own creative nature. That one is superbly maternal would be an incredible draw to someone with his childhood always dragging along behind him. The other, Peggy, is what is best about himself, unaccompanied by the worst of himself.

I was very interested to also see how thin things are wearing between Betty and her new husband. Increasingly, he finds her doing one vicious or despicable thing after another. This brittleness in her nature is also becoming more and more apparent in her every scene. I wonder if this guy can survive another five years with her.

I also think Sally is becoming a major character and I can hardly wait until next season to see if I am right. Sally did well in her therapy with the psychiatrist but, predictably, Betty refused treatment for herself when the psychiatrist suggested it. I am just as interested in seeing the fireworks with Sally and Betty next season as I am anything else.

Also, that weasel Roger Sterling has some big surprises coming his way. I see fireworks in his future too.

In conclusion, sigh, I can't believe I have to wait a year for season five!

This show won best Emmy drama in 2010 and nothing else was even close in competition to it.
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