We are now officially in a post-Mad Men world. After seven seasons and 92 episodes, the AMC drama many have been calling the best show on TV ended its run last night with a finale that, for better or worse, set all the major characters on a definite future path.
Mad Men never had a huge following. It was never The Walking Dead or Breaking Bad in terms of viewers, but those of us who loved it really loved it, and that includes various Don Draper-obsessed celebrities who were glued to their televisions for the final episode last night. Here are 10 of their best reactions to show’s conclusion, from Patton Oswalt to Lorde.
The final shot of the #MadMenFinale gave me chills. I want to be snarky but it’s the truth. Everything Is Co-Optable. Truth & warning.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 18, 2015
Thank you, Mad Men. For seven seasons, you never wasted a single word.— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) May 18, 2015
Mad Men! Pure genius. Hippie culture commodified in the service of profit, capitalism uniting us all w/ a catchy jingle. To sell crap.Bravo!— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) May 18, 2015
So Don Draper goes to a hippie retreat to find the biggest ad campaign ever?! Not bad. Gonna miss Mad Men— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) May 18, 2015
Wow. Great last episode.#MadMenFinale— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) May 18, 2015
The final Don moments were the very definition of black comedy. Cynicism wrapped in faux-victory. Bravo. #MadManFinale— Mark Waid (@MarkWaid) May 18, 2015
Years I have been defending “Mad Men” against vociferous critics–now I can see their point of view. Storyline just flat, uninspired by end.— Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) May 18, 2015
Mad Men was amazing. Thanks to everyone who was a part of it. It is one of my favorite shows of all time. So sad to see it end.— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) May 18, 2015
mad men, thanks for being the first to show me that television could be truly rich and TRULY magnificent. i’ll love you forever— Lorde (@lorde) May 18, 2015
That Mad Men was bravely old fashioned, bringing earned, heartbreaking/warming conclusions to characters we love. Like an old time TV show.— John Hodgman (@hodgman) May 18, 2015
Don becomes who he’s always meant to be. Someone who hangs drapes. #MadMenFinale— Tim Heidecker (@timheidecker) May 18, 2015