The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Tell me why it took me so long to start watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime. It is almost perfect, and yet I’ve deprived myself of its delights until very recently.

Without going into any details about the series, here are the things I like about it in no particular order:

1. The music. The music is wonderful and comes from more than just the late 50’s which is the time period in which the series takes place. Just in the episode Studly Doright and I watched last night we heard pieces from Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Glen Miller, and The Hues Corporation. I sing along and Studly ignores me.

2. The fashions. Oh my goodness. Midge Maisel’s wardrobe is incredible. Most of it would look ridiculous on me, but I don’t care. I want every single piece of it.

3. The relationships. Midge and Joel. Her parents. His parents. Susie and who knows? The weirdness. The dialogue is divine.

4. The humor. Well, it is a series primarily about a female comic at a time in history when women weren’t supposed to be funny, unless they had some kind of schtick (think Minnie Pearl). Midge Maisel doesn’t do schtick. And she’s outrageously funny. And irreverent.

The only thing that I don’t exactly love is the way the two Maisel children are treated. They’re almost an afterthought in the day to day lives of the Maisels. In the Catskills episode they don’t even get the baby out of the car until the the rental house is arranged to their liking, Baby? What baby? Maybe that’s part of the schtick. But then, they don’t do schtick.

So I was late to the party. I’m enjoying it now, though. It provides a great distraction when the news becomes too much.

Peace, people.

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

21 thoughts on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

  1. I vaguely remember hearing roughly even reviews on worthwhile watching or not and at the time I chose not. I have a list of things to watch, or at least check into and try. Maybe I’ll ad Midge to my list. BTW- hearing about fires in the panhandle-is that anywhere near you? I hope not.

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      1. Midge wore a dress in an episode from this season! Just spectacular. I also love the 3/4 sleeve coat…I want to see that make a comeback

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  2. We’ve been hooked since the first season. It’s fabulous and I usually have my Shazam open so I can find out what songs are playing.

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  3. We are currently watching the final (insert sad face here) season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The clothes are amazing… I almost love Midge’s mother’s clothes better than hers. Funny, I never noticed the kids being an afterthought. Maybe since I’m not a mother, I just never thought they were that interesting, especially so young.

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