58 of 65 people found the following review helpful
Best season since Season 1 and that is saying a lot,
This review is from: Mad Men: Season 5 [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
I looked at a couple of the negative reviews and found them to be bizarre. This is very thoughtful and well-written show that stands head and shoulders above the vast majority of what is currently out there. A couple of people seem to be fixated on the Betty episode which I would agree was the weakest of the first six that I have seen but that is only relative. The other episodes have been among the best of the series with the the further fleshing out and development of the older characters going hand in hand with surprisingly strong and complex new(er) characters such as Megan and Ginsberg, not to mention Mrs. Francis (Henry's mother). I just think that this show continues to be a wonderful window into upheaval of the 1960s that still affects to this day. The early comments do not reflect the high quality of the fifth season at all and are misleading. Update: I just completed watching Episodes 7-11 and found two of the very best episodes ever produced including The Other Woman which really exposes the seamy underbelly of the "getting ahead at all costs" nature of the world of advertising and of the corporate mindset in general.
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Initial post: Jun 30, 2012 3:15:44 AM PDT
Andrew B. Tarbet says:
can anyone tell me if there are subtitles in spanish on the season five dvd?
Posted on Aug 20, 2012 6:49:52 PM PDT
W. K. Mattingly says:
I'll admit there were a few episodes that were quite amazing this season, but overall it was lacking, like season 3 did. Still an avid fan, and I look forward to future seasons, but this seasons writing was missing something.
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