All good things eventually come to an end — and in this case so do great ones, with the series finale of Mad Men this weekend. Unquestionably one of the greatest TV dramas of all time, the multiple-Emmy-winning series created by Matthew Weiner took us with fresh eyes into a decade many thought already had been fully exhumed. It also put AMC original series programming on the map and helped pave the way for blockbuster The Walking Dead. To commemorate the end of a TV era, we decided with the video above to take a look back at Mad Man’s seven best scenes — one for each of the show’s seven seasons.
Let me tell you, with the richness of the 92 episodes that in many ways feel like an epic feature, it was not easy to pick just seven. From its debut on July 19, 2007, to the looming two-part Season 7 grand finale, we’ve watched Don Draper, Peggy Olson, Roger Sterling, Joan Harris and the rest as they navigated the 1960s, women’s lib, the civil rights movement, the moon landing, the assassinations of JFK, MLK and RFK, Vietnam and their own lives into the ’70s and now off the small screen.
You might agree with some of the scenes we picked, disagree with others and, in full disclosure, ask where is Robert Morse’s showstopping rendition of “The Best Things In Life Are Free”? So please, tell us what your favorite Mad Men moments are. We want to know what you think about the series coming to an end.
This video originally posted on May 15.
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