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Raymond CyberDude Says, in 1-13-2010 at 15:18:21 from     

I love the show. I missed season 1 and started watching half of season 2. So I had to buy the season 1 & 2 on DVD to see all the shows. Seeing season 3 on TV, I can say it’s not as good as season 1 & 2. I’m not going to pre-order season 3 on DVD, I’ll wait a few months for it to go on sale. But, I will add season 3 to my MadMen collection.
Rating: 3 / 5

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Jerry Hall Says, in 1-13-2010 at 17:30:10 from     

I will wait to purchase this when it is released to get a lower price, but it is a Do-Not-Miss item! I have been hooked on Mad Men since watching the first episode the day it premiered. Love it! Everyone should see it from the beginning. If you have not yet done it, purchase season one and two and watch them, then get this the minute it is available.

I dissagree with Mr. Cyber. Season 3 was just as good as 1 & 2. It started a bit slow but got much better and the finale was the best finale of all three seasons so far. Can’t wait to see what happens next year!
Rating: 5 / 5

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Reconnecting To My Childhood Says, in 1-13-2010 at 18:59:08 from     

Special Features and Specs For Season 3 Have Been Announced:

Mad Men is truly an excellently produced show on all levels, as should be evident from it’s adament fans, critical praise and many awards. The first season established the world and introduced the characters, the second season expanded and elaborated on each and the third season finally presents a complete vision. The third season doesn’t have quite the same punch of the first season, nor does it have the exploration of the second. What it does have is a nice combination of many elements. After all the anticipation and two seasons of building up this season things began to happen, it was also a season with more comedic elements tossed into the mix after the seriousness of season two. If you watch this show you’ll want to buy this set to catch nuances you’ve missed in the first viewing and if you haven’t seen this show catch it on AMC or buy the first season because now is the time to immerse yourself in the well crafted world of Mad Men.

This season contains the following 13 episodes:

Out of Town

Love Among the Ruins

My Old Kentucky Home

The Arrangements

The Fog

Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency

Seven Twenty Three

Souvenir

Wee Small Hours

The Color Blue

The Gypsy and the Hobo

The Grown Ups

Shut the Door, Have a Seat

This three disc Blu-Ray set will be released on March 23rd, I’m glad they’re not making us wait until July like last year when they wanted the second season release to coincide with the third season television premiere. The episodes will be presented in 1080p resolution widescreen video and likely English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. English and Spanish subtitles will also be included. Closed Captioning doesn’t seem to be included on the Blu-Ray but is found on the DVD, I presume the producers of these sets thought vision impaired purchasers wouldn’t care about the picture quality of the episodes. The set will also include the following special features:

Mad Men Commmentaries: As with previous seasons cast and crew will provide audio commentaries on the episodes, in the past commentaries have been included on each season episode with some episodes having more than one commentary option.

Medgar Evers: The Patriarch. The Activist. The Hero – A documentary that explores the life of the Civil Rights Pioneer who believed in a better way of life for all through equality and the end of segregation.

Up In Smoke: A visual depiction of the juxtaposition between the world of advertising and big tabaco in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and today.

We Shall Overcome: The March on Washington – Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech accompanied by images detailing the historic moment when over 250 000 people who marched on Washington.

Mad Men Illustrated – Dyna Moe gives commentary leading you through the “animated” photo gallery of Mad Men illustrations.

Flashback 1963: An interactive look back at the events and themes that defined that year.

All in all you’re getting a lot of special features by the time you add up all the, always in the past, insightful commentaries with the amount of featurettes on the sixties. These features are great for those interested in the era of Mad Men and I’ve always been one who enjoys a good commentary but I must say I’m still upset at the lack of behind the scenes special features. No actual interviews with the cast, crew or writer’s of this fine series. No ‘on set’ or ‘behind the scenes’ looks, no journey into the writing room to see how they designed this crucial season. I’m not saying the special features they are providing aren’t great though, just that personally I’d love to learn more about how the show itself is made and that hopefully they will announce more features before this season is released.

Five Stars for the quality of these episodes after having seen them on television and for the quality I’m sure we can expect the Blu-Ray episodes to be in, this show looks magnificent on Blu-Ray. Also five stars for the amount of bonus features they continue to include, which are always interesting despite not being as much about the show production as I’d personally like (I still hope that will change). Ultimately Mad Men is a great show that most people can find something to enjoy about and this season is crucial as it’s the one where things have started falling apart. It’s like the season three ending song Shadaroba says, “the future will be better than the past”, and while things may get worse for the characters of Mad Men, certainly before they get any better, we can bet that the future of this show will only get better. Fans know this show is amazing and those who haven’t tried it yet should before the fourth season really shakes things up. Thanks for your time.
Rating: 5 / 5

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