I got through 2 seasons of Mad Men and and has started to fade out for me. Great dialogue and I like the characters but I'm just waiting for something to happen. Maybe I need to just stick with it one more season.
Part of it is the setting - an advertising firm with a bunch of dysfunctional people - that is going to provide less fodder for "something" to happen, although I suspect it will get messy at the end. It watches like The Great Gatsby
meets Forest Gump
, but set on Madison Avenue.
And the ground they're trying to cover - Roger and older are "Greatest Generation" - Don, Peter, Peggy, etc. are "Silent Generation", and the kids are the boomers - although you see more and more of them as they progress through the 60s. It sort of tells all stories through the contrast of these generations and the changing American landscape - the changing role of women, the expansion of the suburbs and - not very subtlely - the growth of the American consumuer culture.