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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 

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A housewife in the 1950s decides to become a stand-up comic.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Matilda Szydagis ...  Zelda 13 episodes, 2017-2018
Rachel Brosnahan ...  Miriam 'Midge' Maisel / ... 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Alex Borstein ...  Susie Myerson 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Michael Zegen ...  Joel Maisel 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Marin Hinkle ...  Rose Weissman 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Tony Shalhoub ...  Abe Weissman 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Nunzio Pascale ...  Ethan Maisel / ... 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Matteo Pascale ...  Ethan Maisel / ... 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Bailey De Young ...  Imogene Cleary / ... 8 episodes, 2017-2018
Brian Tarantina ...  Jackie 7 episodes, 2017-2018
Joel Johnstone ...  Archie Cleary 6 episodes, 2017-2018
Cynthia Darlow ...  Mrs. Moskowitz 6 episodes, 2017-2018
Holly Curran ...  Penny Pann 6 episodes, 2017
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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 for herself: go to college, find a husband, have kids, and throw the best Yom Kippur dinners 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 turned upside down when her husband suddenly leaves her for another woman. Completely unprepared, Midge is left with no choice but to reevaluate what to do with her life. When she accidentally stumbles onto the stage at a comedy club, she soon discovers her own comedic skills and decides to use this newfound talent to help her rebuild a different life for herself. The series will trace the trajectory of Midge's journey as she goes on to pursue a career ...

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Comedy | Drama

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English

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17 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Alex Borstein won the 2018 Emmy Award in the Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category for her role as Susie Myerson in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017). See more »

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Don Rickles is mentioned along with Bob Newhart. Rickles was years away from being famous in 1958, when the show takes place. Rickles and Newhart met in the mid 1960's. See more »

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Featured in The Chronic Rift: Let's Take it From the Top (2018) 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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