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Marvelous



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If you haven't been watching the The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, I'm not sure what you've been doing with your life. The show is now on its second season and I think this season is even better than the first one. The show continues to follow Miriam Maisel, an up and coming comedian in the 1950's, and all of the trials and tribulations of making it big in the comedy world.


The chemistry between the cast members is electric, especially between Rachel Brosnahan who plays Miriam (or "Midge") and Alex Borstein, who plays Miriam's gruff but supportive manager, Susie. Tony Shalhoub (oh my gosh how I love Tony Shalhoub) plays her father, Abe Weissman, and often serves as unwitting comic relief. The transition from Miriam being the wife who would wake up before her husband just to apply makeup and do her hair before he could see her in the morning to the Miriam on stage yelling curse words was very well done and viewers see her continue to grow as a comedian. She's still dependent on her parents, but she's becoming her own woman.


In the second season of the series, we see Miriam come into her own, getting more gigs and making a name for herself- after one gig, she gets to sign her first autograph for a fan who is too shy to make eye contact. Miriam and Susie even set out on the road on Miriam's first comedy tour (a somewhat rocky tour, but a tour nonetheless). On another front, Miriam also branches out romantically, starting a relationship with someone other than Joel, which is kind of a relief for the plot line.


If you're into set design and costumes, you'll fall in love. This show had me drooling over pillbox hats and Googling "vintage dresses." Alas, I'll probably continue to enjoy jeans and sweatpants, but it's fun imagining myself in those outfits. The cars, the makeup counters, the...everything...they're gorgeous 50's chic.


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is on Amazon Prime- you should check It out. It's definitely a bingeable series for your weekend.


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