When it comes to the powerhouses of online video streaming, Hulu and Netflix are in tight competition for customer loyalty. However, Amazon Prime is not ready to be counted out of this fight, which it proved with its 2017 hit “The Marvelous Mrs.
Maisel” is a period comedy-drama set in the 1950s that follows a Jewish housewife in the Upper West Side of Manhattan as she explores independence. When her husband leaves her for another woman, Miriam “Midge” Maisel discovers (after drunkenly stumbling onto the stage at The Gaslight Cafe) that she has a talent and passion for stand-up comedy.
Were they repressed? Sometimes. Were they dependent on money-making spouses? Frequently.
Maisel.” For Midge, this bump in the road leads to bigger, better things than being someone’s wife, even though she was extremely talented at being a traditional wife.
She turns these talents around and starts promoting her own interests.
The first and only (so far) season contains eight episodes, and each one will take you through so many twists and turns of plot that you will emerge from the 50 minutes feeling like you just lived the same 24 hours as Midge.
The sets are multi-dimensional, often stringing multiple rooms together so the characters can weave in and out, on and off screen while carrying on conversations. The costumes are period-perfect and, even though most of the 1950s styles are still reminiscent of dated grandmothers rather than trendy throwbacks, the vibrant colors and high style of New York City are entirely attractive.
Possibly the best part is that, every few episodes, we get a fantastic stand-up act. Midge has an undeniable talent for stand-up comedy and whenever she gets on stage, it has the potential to be gold.
All in all, it is no surprise that “Mrs.
I give it a five out of five.