mad men, season 6
The cult hymn to the morally dubious advertising world of '60s NYC returns to US screens this week. Why is it so popular? The dark characters, of course. Jon Hamm's Don Draper (above with current wife Megan, played by Jessica Paré) appeals despite his adultery; his cruel ex-wife Betty (January Jones) is redeemed by her pursuit of happiness. Starts April 7
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Words: Jessica Jonzen; Natalie Rigg. Photograph: Courtesy of Lionsgate UK; Bruce Anderson