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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (2017– )
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A housewife in the 1950s decides to become a stand-up comic.
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Series cast summary:
Rachel Brosnahan ...  Miriam 'Midge' Maisel / ... 19 episodes, 2017-2019
Tony Shalhoub ...  Abe Weissman 18 episodes, 2017-2018
Michael Zegen ...  Joel Maisel 18 episodes, 2017-2018
Marin Hinkle ...  Rose Weissman 18 episodes, 2017-2018
Alex Borstein ...  Susie Myerson 18 episodes, 2017-2018
Nunzio Pascale ...  Ethan / ... 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Matteo Pascale ...  Ethan / ... 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Matilda Szydagis ...  Zelda 13 episodes, 2017-2018
Brian Tarantina ...  Jackie 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Kevin Pollak ...  Moishe Maisel / ... 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Joel Johnstone ...  Archie Cleary 11 episodes, 2017-2018
Bailey De Young ...  Imogene Cleary / ... 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Caroline Aaron ...  Shirley / ... 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Cynthia Darlow ...  Mrs. Moskowitz 8 episodes, 2017-2018
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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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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

17 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Although this has not been stressed on the show to nearly the extent that it has been for the Weissmans and the Maisels (Midge included) the character of Susie Myerson (Alex Borstein) is also supposed to be understood as Jewish. In a November 2017 interview with the Jewish women's magazine Hadassah, Borstein confirmed that Susie is Jewish: "Borstein describes the Jewish Susie as very strong, wanting to be part of her own destiny and not just letting life happen to her. 'I've always known most Jewish women to be that way,' she observes." In a December 2017 interview with The Jewish Journal, Borstein said that Susie reminds her of several of her own family members: "My grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, was very funny, very dark and bitchy. My mother went back to school later in life to get her MSW or MFT psychotherapy degree, one of those f-- series of letters with a bunch of "m's" in it. They were tough broads who kept reinventing themselves, and there's a piece of Susie in there." See more »

Goofs

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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Playful Pizzicato
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Written by Benjamin Britten
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Bring on Season 3 PLEASE!!!
8 December 2018 | by redmondgarmonySee all my reviews

Superb writing, comic geniuses are definitely on board. The sight gags in Series 2 (eg Susie's plunger and camp stalker, the telethon) are especially priceless. Arguably the funniest and most philosophical show, well balanced with drama, I've ever seen. The setting, wardrobe, music and production is impeccable and elevates this above anything in decades.


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