Are you a fan of The Marvellous Mrs Maisel?
This period piece tells the story of Miriam (Midge) Maisel, a Jewish wife and mother who breaks into the comedy-club scene. Midge is an unlikely candidate for a stand up; she is from an upper-crust Jewish family on the Upper West Side. Her upbringing provides all she needs for her gags.
Midge lives the dream life until it isn’t; her husband leaves her for the secretary, she moves back home with her parents and the rest is where the marvellous comes in.
Yes, it is an unlikely story but it is charming and funny, not to mention the fabulous 1950’s wardrobe.
The storyline is perhaps less engaging; the focus is way more on her parents and her ex, but the sets are wonderful. The director’s version of Paris in the ’50s, the summer season in the Catskills not to mention New York in all it’s Upper West Side and Greenwich Village glory.
I watched the season back to back; Mrs Maisel was the perfect companion for a bad case of flu over the holidays.
I won’t say any more – I don’t want to spoil, “The Marvellous Mrs Maisel” – but if you fancy a visual treat with a few laughs, eye spy your next lazy day call. xv
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