Mad Men - Season Five

by JC Alvarez

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Friday October 19, 2012

Though fans of the hit television series "Mad Men" are made to suffer and wait with great anticipation for a new season of the hit show, reliving the 60's swagger of Don Draper and the rest of the advertising corps at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce is like sipping from the finest bouquet of red wine now that it's available on Blu-ray. Just sit back and let it breathe...you can enjoy every minute of the 13 episodes of "Mad Men: Season 5" at your leisure. And the package comes with a slew of unprecedented extra features for the "Mad Men" Mad Fan!

Season 5 opens on Don's happily wedded bless, and business is booming for the ad boys...and their girls - at least the ones that the men let onto the frontline (after all this is a very different era). Smoking incessantly never looked so cool and the 60's revisited never more groovy, but turning 40 is not all it's cracked up to be - certainly not for Draper played by Jon Hamm. And even when he's too hot for his wife Megan (and his former secretary) and she throws him a surprise bash to celebrate the event, it only serves to begin the spiral of depression that clouds his arc for most of the season.

Get caught up on all the relentless drama and classic nostalgia of one of television's consistently best award-winning dramas. Explore the special features that immerse you in the culture of the "Mad Men's" historical references with a true-life timeline featuring covers by "Newsweek". Go behind-the-scenes and on the set with the show's cast and creators and see how it all happens, and get a special invite to Truman Capote's "Black & White" Masquerade Ball of 1966.

The "Mad Men" are back and this is a collector's must have...especially since the next season won't be back until the spring of 2013. Serve yourself up a Manhattan or sip on an Old Fashion...the wait will be worth it.

"Mad Men: Season 5"
The 3-disc set is available on Blu-ray
$29.99
www.amctv.com

Native New Yorker JC Alvarez is a pop-culture enthusiast and the nightlife chronicler of the club scene and its celebrity denizens from coast-to-coast. He is the on-air host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Out Loud & Live!" and is also on the panel of the local-access talk show "Talking About".