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Mad Men is pure crack. Both of us are totally addicted. Unlike most of the television I watch, reality shows of which we shall not speak, Mad Men is so well written that I just can’t step away.

It took us both a while to get into the series. The first few episodes we watched totally turned us off. Agatha had a hard time stomaching all the misogyny and for me, having worked at large agencies in the past, my thoughts were: “Why on earth would I go home and watch a show about work? It’s enough that I’m there during the day.” After giving it a second try, I couldn’t stop and watched all 4 seasons on Netflix in a matter of weeks. I took breaks in between episodes to do chores and occasionally remove myself from my apartment.

Clearly we aren’t the only ones who can’t get enough retro flavor since Newsweek dedicated the design and cover of their recent issue to the AMC series. In partnership with participating advertisers such as Dunkin’ Donuts, Estée Lauder and AllState, they produced a cohesively retro piece. For all of us that work in advertising and marketing, this is one of those rare moments where a concept that we salivate over actually happens.

And because of a delightfully well-connected friend, Agatha’s already seen the season premiere and it is HOT (no spoilers though, she’s under oath!). So put on your red lipstick (or a skinny tie for those men reading this) and make sure you’re in front of your TV at 9 p.m. on Sunday night so you don’t miss a minute.

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