You’re born alone and you die alone and this world just drops a bunch of rules on top of you to make you forget those facts.

Mad Men 1.1, “Smoke gets in your eyes”

Advertising is based on one thing: happiness. And do you know what happiness is? Happiness is the smell of a new car. It’s freedom from fear. It’s a billboard on the side of a road that screams with reassurance that whatever you’re doing is OK. You are OK.
—  Don Draper, Mad Men Season 1
  • Forgot what doe-eyed Peggy looked like.
  • Forgot how much I wanted to punch Don in the balls during all the scenes with his brother Adam.
  • Forgot how much I can’t stand Betty.
  • And how much I love Sal.
  • And how horrible Peter is to Trudy but how much I love him anyway because Vincent K. plays him so well. 
  • And how early 1960’s parenting gives me the heebie jeebies.
  • And how Christina Hendricks nailed every scene she breathed the same air in.
Mad Men Season One visual recap

It goes without saying that this post contains major spoilers for the entirety of Season 1 of Mad Men.

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