10 Great Don Draper Wannabes on TV

By Michelle Rafferty

The drunks, womanizers, and business sharks invading our TV screens

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Since these Mad Men trailers are giving us nothing to discuss (We get it! You're back! Now let's see some new footage, please!), we've decided to play a different game. The last season premiere opened with the question: "Who is Don Draper?" Now, what if we were to take this question literally (who is a Don Draper?) and apply it to our favorite TV shows? We're looking for men who wouldn't think of leaving the house in pajamas (ahem Max Blum, you lovable man-child), men who consider emotion and failure to be the greatest of character flaws and stood as beacons of hope during the "great mancession" (now officially over).

We're looking for men like Dick Whitman who bury their crises and secrets far beneath the fabric of their perfectly tailored suits and must carry the dead albatross of great sexual prowess around their necks every day. Look below to see who we came up with. What else do you have to do until Sunday night?

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