Mad Men is a perennial favorite among viewers and fans, earning 17 Emmy nominations this season. Apparently, Lionsgate Entertainment wants just enough time to slap any winner stickers on the Blu-Ray box before they let Mad Men – Season 5 into homes.
Mad Men Season 5 DVD started with an intimate look into the lives of some very successful people, who, despite the heights they had reached, still pondered what more could be waiting out there. It was evident, though, as Don (Jon Hamm) celebrated his fortieth birthday that all the success in the world wasn’t worth squat when it came to the ambitions of those heading up the ladder behind him.
There were interesting episodes, thoughtful ideas and great scenes scattered throughout the long-awaited fifth season, and of course the acting, directing and production values on the show are still top-notch. It's not that "'Mad Men' is no longer a worthy show, but it's hard to avoid the feeling that "Mad Men" didn't live up to its enormous potential Mad Men Season 5.
Considering how little Megan had been in the past two episodes, I was prepared for a Megan storyline in the finale, but I was still annoyed by her increasingly immature presence. Megan came full-circle – we thought she was just a silly secretary, then we thought she could be an equal partner to Don, and now we’re back to thinking that she’s just some immature ditz.
In the end, Don relents, using his influence to get Megan cast in the commercial she so desperately wanted. In doing so, however, and as the song ‘You Only Live Twice’ plays over the scene, Don seems to be starting over as the Don Draper of old, lighting up a cigarette, drinking an old fashioned and entertaining the advances of two very attractive young women.