25 beloved television shows we really miss

Cast members of NBC's comedy series "Friends." (Photo by Warner Bros. Television)
Cast members of NBC's comedy series "Friends." (Photo by Warner Bros. Television) /
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(L-R) Actor Christina Hendricks, creator/writer Matthew Weiner, actors Jessica Pare, Kiernan Shipka, Jon Hamm and January Jones (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) /

Mad Men

Don Draper is one of the more complex characters on television simply because we don’t want to admit that we cared about his plight. A rich white man in charge of advertising? You’d think there would be some other character to grab our attention, but something about the way Jon Hamm brought Don to life had us tuning in week after week.

When the show ended, the shock came to viewers everywhere that Don Draper was not nearly as cutthroat and determined to succeed as we all perceived him to be. He wanted to relax on a mountainside, meditate, and give everybody a Coke.

In a world where men dominating both the screen and our politics, you’d think we wouldn’t miss a show like Mad Men … yet here we are. There is something about it that helps us understand the mindset of those in the corporate world, or at least that of the 1960s where Don Draper reigned supreme.

Hamm has stated, however, that he wouldn’t play Don again. But why not have the show come back with just the leading ladies, follow their careers and showing how they climbed the ladder? We’re especially curious as to how Sally Beth Draper is doing. If she is anything like her parents, she’s not to be messed with and could be running several companies by now.