《广告狂人》 Mad Men
出品公司：American Movie Classics (AMC)
发行公司：American Movie Classics (AMC)
导 演：Alan Taylor，Tim Hunter，Phil Abraham
编 剧：Matthew Weiner
Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (later Sterling Cooper & Partners), located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 Sixth Avenue. According to the show's pilot, the phrase "Mad men" was a slang term coined in the 1950s by advertisers working on Madison Avenue to refer to themselves, a claim that has since been refuted.The focal point of the series is Don Draper (Jon Hamm), the talented creative director at Sterling Cooper and a founding partner at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, and the people in his life, both in and out of the office. The plot focuses on the business of the agencies as well as the personal lives of the characters, regularly depicting the changing moods and social mores of the United States across the 1960s, starting Season 1 in March 1960 and moving through 1969 by Season 7.
Since its premiere, Mad Men has received widespread critical acclaim, particularly for its historical authenticity, visual style, costume design, acting, writing, and directing, and has won many awards, including fifteen Emmys and four Golden Globes. It is the first basic cable series to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, winning it in each of its first four seasons. In 2013, TV Guide ranked it sixth in its list of the sixty greatest dramas of all time, and it was ranked seventh in a list of the 101 best-written TV series of all time by the Writers Guild of America.
《广告狂人》的时间背景是二十世纪六十年代，场景是在美国纽约市麦迪逊大道上一家名为斯特林库珀（Sterling Cooper）的广告公司。根据首播集，“广告狂人”（Mad Men）一词是由50年代一群工作在麦迪逊大道的广告人对自己的称号。片中主要讲述该公司的创意总监兼创始合伙人唐·德雷柏（乔·汉姆饰）的工作与生活，以及周边的人与事。同时也涉及到美国六十年代的社会风貌以及社会变迁。
此剧广受好评，更赢得诸多奖项，包括十五个艾美奖及四个金球奖。该剧是第一个也是迄今为止唯二基本频道电视剧获得艾美奖最佳电视剧，自2008年至2010年连续四年获得该奖。于2013年同样由AMC播放 且为AMC制作的绝命毒师(Breaking Bad)再次获得艾美奖最佳电视剧2013年，电视指南杂志将其评为“有史以来最伟大的60部电视剧”中的第六。