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Mad Men: Season 5 (2012)




Critic Consensus: With its brilliantly crafted characters, razor-sharp writing, and ambitious sweep, Mad Men continues to surprise and unsettle.


Air date: Mar 25, 2012
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Season 5 features Don Draper (Jon Hamm) as you've never seen him before: happily married and entirely faithful. Totally in love with young copywriter Megan (Jessica Paré ), Don doesn't even care that the advertising agency is doing poorly following the loss of top client Lucky Strike. Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser), on the other hand, is desperate for the firm to succeed, and his increased ambition sparks a rivalry with Roger Sterling (John Slattery), who regains his mojo after getting into … More

Genre: Drama
Network: AMC
Premiere Date: Mar 25, 2012
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Jon Hamm
as Don Draper
Elisabeth Moss
as Peggy Olson
Vincent Kartheiser
as Peter Campbell
January Jones
as Betty Francis
Christina Hendricks
as Joan Holloway
John Slattery
as Roger Sterling
Aaron Staton
as Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer
as Harry Crane
Robert Morse
as Bertram Cooper
Jared Harris
as Lane Pryce
Embeth Davidtz
as Rebecca Pryce
Jessica Paré
as Megan Draper
Ben Feldman
as Michael Ginsberg
Jay R. Ferguson
as Stan Rizzo
Alexis Bledel
as Beth Dawes
Teyonah Parris
as Dawn Chambers
Gary Basaraba
as Herb Rennet
Myra Turley
as Katherine Olson
Charlie Hofheimer
as Abe Drexler
Kiernan Shipka
as Sally Draper
Michael Gladis
as Paul Kinsey
Julia Ormond
as Marie Calvet
Anna Wood
as Lakshmi Bennett
Mason Cotton
as Bobby Draper
Evan Londo
as Gene Draper
Ryder Londo
as Gene Draper
Beth Hall
as Caroline
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Critic Reviews for Mad Men: Season 5

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (21)

Everything changes here, not necessarily better or worse but with decisions that change the course of their lives, and that's part of why the show is so good.

July 29, 2016 | Full Review…

In the years from now when Mad Men is finished and we look back on popular culture as a whole, the great character studies of our time in literature, film or television will not be complete without Don Draper

September 26, 2013 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…
We Got This Covered

Has a great show ever given us a more depressing season?

September 18, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

After such a long wait, it feels like a luxury to have the whole season to find out just how a change is gonna come.

March 25, 2012 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
Top Critic

It's Don Draper like you've never seen him: Happy.

March 25, 2012 | Full Review…
Boston Herald

After a dark and often depressing season four, it's refreshing to start things off on a more jovial, lighter note.

March 25, 2012 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
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