A housewife in 1958 decides to become a stand-up comic.
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Series cast summary:
Rachel Brosnahan ...  Miriam 'Midge' Maisel 27 episodes, 2017-2021
Alex Borstein ...  Susie Myerson 27 episodes, 2017-2021
Michael Zegen ...  Joel Maisel 27 episodes, 2017-2021
Marin Hinkle ...  Rose Weissman 27 episodes, 2017-2021
Tony Shalhoub ...  Abe Weissman 27 episodes, 2017-2021
Nunzio Pascale ...  Ethan / ... 22 episodes, 2017-2019
Matteo Pascale ...  Ethan / ... 22 episodes, 2017-2019
Kevin Pollak ...  Moishe Maisel 19 episodes, 2017-2019
Matilda Szydagis ...  Zelda 19 episodes, 2017-2019
Brian Tarantina ...  Jackie / ... 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Joel Johnstone ...  Archie Cleary 17 episodes, 2017-2021
Caroline Aaron ...  Shirley Maisel 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Bailey De Young ...  Imogene Cleary 13 episodes, 2017-2019
Cynthia Darlow ...  Mrs. Moskowitz 11 episodes, 2017-2019
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Set in 1950s Manhattan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a 60-minute dramedy that centers on Miriam "Midge" Maisel, a sunny, energetic, sharp, Jewish girl who had her life mapped out: go to college, find a husband, have kids, and throw the best Yom Kippur break-fasts in town. Soon enough, she finds herself exactly where she had hoped to be, living happily with her husband and two children in the Upper West Side. A woman of her time, Midge is a cheerleader wife to a man who dreams of a stand-up comedy career, but her perfect life is upended when her husband suddenly leaves her for another woman. Utterly unprepared, Midge is left with no choice but to reevaluate her life. When she accidentally stumbles onto the stage at a nightclub, she discovers her own comedic skills and decides to use this newfound talent to help her reinvent her life. The series follows the trajectory of Midge's journey as she pursues a career in the male-dominated, stand-up comedy profession, and transforms from uptown... Written by kolnoaMograbi

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During the Jewish holiday of Passover, instead of attending a service at a synagogue, it is traditional to hold a ritual service (called a Seder) at one's own home or to attend a Seder at the home of family or friends. The book that sets forth the ancient text and order ("seder" literally means "order") of the Passover service and recounts the story of the Exodus from Egypt is called a Haggadah (literally, "telling, tale, lesson"). Many editions of the Haggadah have been published over the centuries, but arguably the most frequently used twentieth-century American edition of the Haggadah is the one that was distributed by the Maxwell House coffee company, starting in 1932 as a marketing promotion to inform Jewish households that Maxwell House was Kosher for Passover. The Maxwell House Hagaddah has been used for Seders by the US Military, in prisons, and in the White House. In 2019, Maxwell House announced that the newest edition of their Haggadah was a limited edition tie-in with the TV show "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," combining a real 1950s edition of their Haggadah with illustrations of the show's characters and a brisket recipe supposedly from Midge herself. The special-edition Haggadah was only available to Maxwell House customers who ordered their coffee through Amazon; "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" is an Amazon Prime show. See more »

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In the final episode, Lisa Weil, as "Carol Keene" (aka. Carol Kaye) switches playing the electric bass in Shy Baldwin's band from left handed (all previous appearances) to right-handed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Issa Rae/Justin Bieber (2020) See more »

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Crisp, fresh, hilarious
20 March 2017 | by penniweningerSee all my reviews

We've recently retired and are enjoying a lot of television time. The good news is there is a lot of TV available. The bad news is that it can't possibly all be good. At some point as you flick through the options, you can't help but laugh at the absurdity of some of these shows. I get the challenge to producers and artists to fill hundreds of channels, 24/7, I really do. I've learned to seriously adjust my expectations. But frankly, the ones that look promising and don't deliver are more disappointing than the ones that didn't look appetizing in the first place. You get what I'm saying, right?

All that said - don't be afraid to have high expectations of this show. Just make sure you listen closely to the dialog so you don't miss one delicious bit of hilarity which often occurs in simultaneous dialogue at a dramatic moment.

The acting is crisp, the caricatures of a rich New York Jewish family in the 50s are spot on. Rachel Brosnahan is intelligent, independent, strong and funny. Her energy paired with Alex Borstein's drollness leaves me clamoring to find out how this all plays out.

(PS - if you like it, I encourage you to take the time to fill out Amazon's survey which will help them decide whether to continue this series. I'd hate to see it go the way of their terrific series, Good Girls Revolt, which was discontinued after one season because it premiered in the thick of the 2016 election when its primary audience was otherwise occupied.)


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