The show’s creator talks about pressure for the finale, Roger’s bar, and his new movie about male friendship
Having characters speak their mind, it’s not a part of Mad Men. Mad Men is a show about secrets and the diplomacy and manners that are impressed on by the culture. Part of the story of Mad Men is that disappearing — Don saying something as simple as “I was raised that it was not polite to talk about yourself.” That is not part of our culture right now. So you think when everyone is allowed to say what’s on their mind, does that mean they’re really in touch with their feelings, or that they’re not deluding themselves? Has that ever changed?