Fall TV SpecialMeet the Season's Best Characters and Most Memorable Scene-Stealers
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The Best Show on TV: Mad Men
In the opening scene of the new season of Mad Men, an interviewer asks Draper, "Who is Don Draper?" Rather than confess the truth — that he's a flimflam man who fabricated his whole identity from a dead Korean War officer and built his entire life on a lie en route to a Madison Avenue advertising career — Draper merely takes a drag on his cigarette. "I'm from the Midwest," he says. "We were taught it's not polite to talk about yourself." • Video: The cast at their RS shoot • Photos: Behind the Scenes on the Mad Men Set • Q&A: Mad Men Creator Matthew Weiner To read the rest of Eric Konigsberg's story, continue on to All Access. Not a member and want to learn more? Go to our All Access benefits page.