Looking for something clever and new to watch? My new favorite is Gilmore Girls creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Do you miss Sherman-Palladino’s rapid dialogue, dynamic plots, and equally interesting side-characters? The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has it all and more.
In 1958, quick-witted and perfectionist housewife, Miriam Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), is living her dream on the Upper East Side with her husband, Joel (Michael Zegen), and her two kids. And she’s back in the same building she grew up in, with her parents just a few stories above her apartment.
Her world is perfection By day she takes care of the kids and the home, but by night she bribes sleazy comedy club bookers with her famous brisket so that Joel can get a good time slot to perform his stand up acts. Above everything else going right in her life, Miriam Maisel convinced her Temple’s rabbi to come to her Yom Kippur dinner, a near impossible feat, especially since four years prior, she put shrimp in the eggrolls at her wedding where the rabbi was present.
Miriam Maisel thinks she has it all, until she doesn’t. One night when Joel completely fails at his stand-up act, her whole life changes forever and she’s launched into an unexpected career path where she will have to act radically and unconventionally, especially working within the social standards and practices of the late 50’s. Along the way she meets an unlikely agent, Susie Meyerson (Alex Borstein), and together they hope to lift up each others careers and maybe even become friends.
Seriously, if you want to find a wonderfully done comedy that features strong female leads and great direction and cinematography accompanied with superb music from the time period, start watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel tonight.
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is rated TV MA.
Also by Amy Sherman-Palladino:
Mother and daughter duo, Lorelei (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) live a simple life in the tiny town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut until Rory is accepted to Chilton Preparatory School and Lorelei must make amends with her wealthy parents in Hartford in order to pay for private schooling. This rapid dialogue dramedy is a show I can watch again and again and still be entertained by not just the plot and acting, but the quippy pop culture references strewn throughout.