One of the things that I enjoyed about the first couple of seasons was how it tied the events of the 60's into the arc of the show. Unfortunately, the show somewhat moved away from this in the last couple of seasons.
The show ends with the groundbreaking 1971 "Hilltop" television advertisement for Coca-Cola, created by McCann Erickson. I didn't realize until this week that McCann Erickson was a real ad agency.
Sharon enjoyed the last season and the final episode a lot more than I did. While the quality of the production and the acting remained very good, I felt that the series lost its sense of direction in the last season plus.
After we finished watching the final episode, Sharon watched the pilot. Set in early 1960, it is astonishing how much cigarette smoking there is in the first episode.
All of my Mad Men posts can be found here, including:
[Mad Men - Season Four]
[Mad Men - Season Three]
[Mad Men - Season Two]
[Mad Men - Season One]