Thought I'd add, I'm up to date as of last night's show of Mad Men. Although lots happen from 3 into 4 with Don and the company of course. The other characters just sort of stubbole around doing different things each week. I don't know where it is going.
They are now Christmas 1963, JFK dead a month now, all is back normal in the world of Mad Men except we find tidbits about each character each week, you find one has a 4th girl frlend and another enjoys his booze a bit too much.
By the way, I thought Duck and Peggy's relationship was a bit more serious than she is expressing - with a new boy friend, I swear I missed something. I though the Christmas show was lame except for showing how weak, lame and moraless Don Draper really is, although he wants to be that dream father, either his DNA or his lack of character in a job (at least in the 60s) lower than used car salesmen.
The Character they have done well with is Peter Campbell - the slick blank hair PERFECT STEREOTYPE 60s character he is - I think it is HIS turn to shine and not be left out of everything RIGHT before his eyes.
Anette I agree the times surely would NOT have looked the same if they BANNED the film from showing smoking, and loving it - seems like an FCC brain-freeze in this PC world.
There was a rumor about 2 years ago that ANY show that portrayed SMOKING OF CIGARETTES would automatically get an NC-17 rating - can you imagine every great movie made if a REAL bar scene wasn't set with lots of cigarettes and heavy music with rich deep colors. I sure hope the rating systems DOESN'T Date back and retate classic films which NEVER would have gotten where they are with an NC-17 rating. That is almost a death sentence for a film. All because of smoking, wow.