This time, it’s the Toronto Globe and Mail, offering an interesting list combining some of the same we’ve seen elsewhere (House, the Riches) and some uniquely Canadian television. About Mad Men, they say
The great and pleasant surprise of the year. A drama set in the cigarette-smoke-filled advertising business of New York in 1960, it was splendid in small and substantial ways. First, it was a gorgeously drawn portrait of compelling characters; second, it was a profoundly smart examination of the U.S. on the brink of enormous change. In the character of Don Draper (Jon Hamm), the ad man who had remade himself, the show featured a gripping, classic American figure. With the female characters and the sexism they endured, Mad Men reminded us all of the recent, appalling past.