Mad Men didn't change TV as much as you'd expect. It's time to fix that.

The show turns 10 this year, in a world where TV mostly learned the wrong lessons from it.

Mad Men, whose first episode aired 10 years ago today, held far more influence over the rest of television when it was on the air than after it left the air.

Think about how few obvious Mad Men clones you’ve seen since the AMC drama ended in 2015. There was a whole spate of sexy ’60s-set dramas in the early 2010s — your Pan Ams (which was kinda entertaining) and your Playboy Clubs (which was not)...

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