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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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Top Rated TV #86 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 Ethan Maisel 7 episodes, 2017
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 Archie Cleary 6 episodes, 2017-2018
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 Mrs. Moskowitz 5 episodes, 2017
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 Sophie Lennon 3 episodes, 2017-2018
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 Harry Drake 2 episodes, 2017
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 Mrs. O'Toole 2 episodes, 2017
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 Officer Judy 2 episodes, 2017
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 Honey Bruce 2 episodes, 2017
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 Officer Peluso 2 episodes, 2017
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 B. Altman Dancer #1 / ... 2 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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17 March 2017 (USA)  »

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La fantastica signora Maisel  »

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Amazon's official promotional copy for this series included the fact that Mrs. Maisel has "an elegant Upper West Side apartment perfect for hosting Yom Kippur dinner." For anyone who is Jewish or even remotely knowledgeable about Judaism, this is an odd assertion, since Yom Kippur is the best-known of several fasting observances in the Jewish calendar, and therefore no dinner would be served on the holiday. After Yom Kippur is over, Jewish families do traditionally gather for a meal to break the fast, but this meal is called a "Break-the-Fast," not "Yom Kippur dinner." The meal is referred to correctly in dialogue during the actual pilot episode. See more »

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The Bob Newhart album and routine featured in the show came out in 1960, 2 years after the year the show takes place, which is 1958. 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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L'Étang
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Music by Paul Misraki
Lyrics by Paul Misraki
Performed by Blossom Dearie
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Get This On the Air!
29 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

I loved everything about this pilot - except the fact that it ended after only 51 minutes. Rachel Brosnahan is a revelation -- fierce, funny, and extremely likable. The venue (NYC) and period (late 1950s) add a star in my book, and the focus on the then-embryonic standup comedy art form all conspire to make this an absolutely outstanding program. Rachel's parents are a hoot as well. This somewhat-edgy effort needs to be expanded to an entire season ASAP! Get on Amazon Prime and vote early and often!


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