Mad Men is coming back with season 3 starting on Sunday, August 16th on AMC. Mad Men is based on the world of advertising in NYC at the fictitious Sterling Cooper Agency in the early 60s. Many of the events and companies that are discussed during the show are based on actual agencies. The men drink, smoke, fool around and make ads; and the women do the same but this era was a time of change for women in the workforce that plays out each week. The show is compelling and you will find it hard to miss each week. And thanks to the inventor of the DVR, I don't have to miss an episode if I am busy.