When does Mad Men Season 4 Start? It makes its debut on Sunday night July 25th on AMC. Mad Men Season 4 may just be the best season yet. It starts off right where we left off with the Drapers in turmoil along with Don’s world crumbling around him. How will the Mad Men Don Draper fair in this season? Will he will come out on top?
Mad Men’s Don Draper is the all around man with his handsome looks and charismatic personality. He lives a double life, not only with his fake name and fake past, but he has many affairs since the show has started. Each time a new woman is introduced on Mad Men, you can be assured that Donald Draper will bed them down, or at least that has been the case in the past.
The life and times of Mad Men has brought so much to our attention on the way of life back then. Everyone puffs on cigarettes from the pregnant women to men with breathing difficulties. The warnings we heed today were not warnings they even thought about back in the days that Mad Men takes place.
In one Mad Men episode Sally Draper comes out of her room playing spaceman with a cellophane dry cleaners bag over her head. The audience is startled by this vision and then we are reassured when her mother, Betsy Draper, calls her over to her in a stern voice. We thought for sure the young child would be ordered to take the bag off her head because of the dangers of possible suffocation. Instead her mother says that the dress that was in the dry cleaners bag better not be wrinkled and thrown on her bed. The little girl runs off to play with the bag still on her head and her mother resumes a conversation with her pregnant best friend as the two of them smoke cigarettes over wine.
Mad Men has given us a look into the way of life so many families practiced in the 60’s. The wife stayed home while the husband worked. They had a housekeeper and someone to help with the children because it was too much work for a lady to do it all herself.
In one Mad Men episode the six or seven year old daughter is mixing cocktails for the parents and their guests. It was a proud moment for the girls parents when the guests compliment on the Manhattans that the small child had just mixed for the crowd.
Mad Men brings us back to the time when men were really the king of the castle and everything in the home revolved around the time that they returned home from work. The wife would be dressed up like she was going to a party and the dinner was on the table. The kids were told to give Dad some time to unwind before bothering him with their stories of daily activities.
Mad Men Season 4 will bring some more of the dynamics from these days gone by. We will see a very factual portrayal of what life was like in the Mad Men era. Kids should be seen and not heard. The wife was the queen of the castle and the king would spend very little time at home because of work and extramarital affairs. When he was home he was waited on hand and foot by the wife. It almost appears as if the sexual escapades of the men in Mad Men were expected and many wives looked the other way.
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