This one tickles me, because it is a list of top ten “cultural events” of 2007, and Mad Men is not only on it, it is the only television show on it. The rest are movies, theater, museum exhibits, and classy stuff like that.

A startlingly good show, on AMC, of all places, turned its patient, telling scrutiny on the world of New York advertising in 1960. Creator Matthew Weiner (“The Sopranos”), an ideal cast and a team of designers who rendered every suit lapel, martini glass and suburban party scene in rigorous detail searched out the anxieties and pockets of poison lurking beneath the carefully guarded surfaces of the American dream.

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