I'm slowly but surely getting hooked on Mad Men now. I like it how all sorts of intrigues and emotions are bubbling barely under the surface, but kept in check nearly all the time, because that's what society demanded of people back then. To me, it has elements of David Lynch combined with what I remember from Fifties' movies, in that they all had to use subtle ways to hint at what couldn't be said out loud. A lot like this movie Far From Heaven, reassessing that era and its mores from today's perspective.
It's also fascinating how they recreated a time that you don't often get to see, it's the all-too familiar Fifties on the surface, but with elements of the Sixties creeping in, without going for the more eye-catching late Sixties' clichés of free love, hippies, drugs, teen rebellion, rock music and all that.