In The Walking Dead, writer/director Frank Darabont (who is also an executive producer) crafted a gripping, horrific and intensely emotional episode of television. Moreover, he has taken an epic film approach to the the storytelling, setting in motion several storylines that will keep audiences glued to their televisions throughout the course of the first season.
I believe that like any great character of fiction, we see a part of ourselves in Don Draper. We see a human being with faults, albeit ones that are amplified by being the central character of a hit TV series. The lucky few out there who’ve never questioned their purpose and meaning in the world probably aren’t the people making Mad Men one of the most watched series on cable television.