Who is Don Draper…at home? In “Marriage of Figaro,” we find the first real experimentation of Mad Men‘s formula, specifically as it relates to two halves of Don’s life at constant conflict with one another. Pete Campbell returns from his honeymoon, Peggy picks up a new book, and Don tries to spark something with Rachel. But that’s just Part 1 of an episode that says something a little deeper about love, marriage, and the American family.
In case this is your first time digging into Mad Men Men, this podcast tackles Mad Men from the perspective of someone who hasn’t really watched the show, someone who went through it once a long time ago, and a superfan who watches excessively it instead of having a functional social life. You can find our previous episodes here.
Mad Men was created by Matthew Weiner and aired on AMC from 2007 to 2015. The show stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Robert Morse, and many more. The opening instrumental theme heard at the beginning of this podcast is “A Beautiful Mine” by RJD2. Podcast illustration is by Jon Negroni. You can find more TYF podcasts here.