Oh that's a shame, Phoenix.
But I know what you mean.
Before Mad Men
became so popular here (in Oz), quite a while ago & was appropriated by pay TV (
), it was shown on SBS, a free-to-air channel.
Even though the ads were played in blocks & not every few minutes like on commercial channels, they were pretty distracting.
Also the lengthy "what happened in the last episode" bits at the start & the previews at the end, along with the ads, seemed eat up a helluva lot of of the program's broadcast time.
Very, very frustrating.
I found it much
more satisfying to watch the 3rd & 4th series on DVD.
But anyway, I understand we are now in the swinging sixties?
Has that transition "worked", do you think?