Sunday, June 22, 2008


Photo illustration by Olaf Blecker for The New York Times
Leading cast members of "Mad Men," from left: Christina Hendricks, January Jones, Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss (in PLAID).

“Mad Men,” the original series portraying the world of advertising on Madison Avenue set in New York in the early 1960s, premiered last summer on AMC, winning instant critical acclaim, a Peabody Award and the Golden Globe Award for best drama after being rejected for years by both HBO and Showtime. (What's up now, big guys?) Its second season begins July 27; the DVD set of the first season goes on sale July 1.