After seven seasons, Mad Men reached its seemingly premature end this past May. There is no doubt the AMC hit left their viewers wanting more. Feeling lost on what to watch next? Check out the short list below of T.V. Shows, Movies and Audiobooks that are similar to Mad Men. Stop by the library today to check your favorite titles out.
Halt and Catch Fire- An American period drama set in the ’80s, Halt and Catch Fire, depicts former IBM executive as he plans to force his current company into the personal computer race. Much like Mad Men, the AMC series also follows the personal lives of characters and the changing social mores of America during the birth of the digital age.
The Hour- It was said that The Hour is slightly based off of Mad Men. Explore how a radio station team in England manages tensions, similar to those Don Draper handles, post WWII. Enjoy the espionage and mysterious aspect of the BBC T.V. Series.
North by Northwest- Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men, has often credited Alfred Hitchcock as inspiration. North by Northwest is very similar to Mad Men as it follows a New York advertising executive. Foreign spies mistake the New Yorker as an American spy and chase him cross-country in an attempt to eliminate him.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying- Mad Men sparked the revival of the 1967 Broadway classic in 2011 featuring Danielle Radcliffe as the lead. Enjoy the 1967 version as the ambitious young window cleaner, J. Pierpoint Finch, attempts to get ahead in the New York business world.
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand- Atlas Shrugged was actually featured in Mad Men, and it’s to no surprise as capitalism is at the fore front of both the show and Rand’s novel. The book depicts society’s most prominent and successful industrialists and how they abandon their fortunes in response to aggressive new social regulations.
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates- Much like Mad Men, Revolutionary Road explores social implications in America post WWII. A young couple move to a big city in hopes to not only explore their marriage but also themselves and the decisions they have made down the road. If you enjoyed the audiobook, check out the movie adaptation of Revolutionary Road featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.