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sarah rodman

The women of ‘Mad Men’

The show is called “Mad Men,” but as we eagerly await the sixth and penultimate season, kicking off Sunday at 9 p.m., we got to thinking about the women of the top-shelf AMC drama: Betty Francis (January Jones), Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss), Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks), Megan Draper (Jessica Paré), and Sally Draper (Kiernan Shipka).

We love the way creator Matthew Weiner, the show’s other writers, and the actresses portraying them bring such vivid life to this diverse group of smart, talented, beautiful, flawed, and sometimes frustrating, women.

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