Mad Men: The Final Season, Part 2 [Blu-ray + Digital
Review by Suzanne Lanoue
This was a really good show, although the last two
seasons were a little bit more slow, and not quite as funny,
as the first 5 years. Sometimes even the best shows get a
little bit self-indulgent after awhile, particularly when
everyone is saying how great they are. Still, I really
miss the show and all of its characters, especially Don,
Roger, Peggy and Pete.
I don't know why they always split the seasons into two
DVD's, although at least this one makes some sense since the
last season did air split up into two, with a long break in
It's very sad to watch the end of any show you like, but
they worked hard to make this one that everyone can enjoy.
Well, maybe not if you were hoping Don and Betty were going
to get back together, but I can't imagine they had that many
fans. I guess the only thing I would have liked to have seen
is what happened to some of the earlier characters, like Sal
It's funny because I only started watching the show
because I really loved Vincent Kartheiser (Pete) on "Angel."
He's actually very gorgeous and an amazing actor - nothing
at all like Pete, who was always such a dorky and selfish
weasel child-man. Don, however, played by Jon Hamm,
was the most handsome guy on the show, and he became a big
star because of it. I hope we see him in more great stuff. I
was glad that they made Don (seemingly) happy at the end.
My other favorite was Roger, played by John Slattery. Roger
always had some of the best lines in the show and was good
for so many laughs. I already loved the actor from when he
played in some favorite shows of mine in the past, notably "Homefront"
and a show from the late 90's called "Maggie." I'm glad he
was finally able to find real success on this show and also
get to be in the Iron Man and Avengers movies as Tony
Stark's late dad.
If you're a fan of the show, you will definitely want to
collect this DVD to see how it all turns out and to see the
MANY great features. They always do a great job with the
"Mad Men" DVD's and this one is no exception. See the info
below about all of the extras.
If you haven't seen much of the show, you really do want
to go back to the beginning and watch from season one when
the show was at its best, and see how everything progressed.
Then you will enjoy the ending so much more. My
husband even watched this show with me, and he's very picky,
so he doesn't like much on TV. He grew up in the 60's, so he
enjoyed the brief look at the decade on this show and how
they took great pains to be historically accurate to the
period (he's around the age of Bobby, Don's son).
Enjoy it because it's a fun ride!
The Final Season, Part 2
Available On Blu-Ray And DVD October 13
MAD MEN: The
Final Season, Part 2 will
be available on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and
DVD (plus Digital) on October 13th, and is loaded
with exclusive special features including four
behind-the-scenes featurettes, an advertising timeline and
audio commentary on each episode. Premiering to more than
3.3 million viewers, MAD
MEN: The Final
Season, Part 2 marks the end of an era for iconic
ad man Don Draper, leaving viewers
with the final look at the legacy of
Madison Avenue’s finest advertising professionals.
MAD MEN: The
Final Season, Part 2 will be
available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price
of $39.97 and $39.98, respectively.
MAD MEN: The
Final Season, Part 2
commentaries with cast and crew on all episodes
Professional Women” featurette
Advertising Timeline (Blu-ray Exclusive)
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