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OT Mad Men: Am I MIssing Something?

I've just completed the first season, and I'm struggling to grasp what has blown this show's popularity into the upper atmosphere of "bat-shit insane best great show EVER!" It's well-made. For the most part it's well-acted. But, to put it succinctly, it is a show about broken, selfish people doing broken, selfish things. It's got style. There's some bravado. And I suppose it works well as a treatise on the period in which the show is set (although it can tend to revel in the more chauvinist aspects of the period, as opposed to indicting or critiquing them). I've yet to make a comparative connection to any character. So what am I missing?

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