Last Saturday night, Sharon and I finished watching season one of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Season One premiered on March 17, 2017, on Prime Video.
The show stars Rachel Bresnahan (Rachel in House of Cards) as Miriam "Midge" Maisel. Marin Hinkle (Judith on Two and a Half Men) and Tony Shalhoub (Wings and Monk) feature in supporting roles as her parents. Bresnahan plays a housewife in 1958 New York City who discovers she has a knack for stand-up comedy.
The series received critical acclaim and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy in 2017 and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2018. Additionally, Bresnahan won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2018 and two consecutive Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2018 and 2019.
Season one is very good. I recommend it. I heard a podcast talk recently about how hard it is to incorporate stand-up comedy into a movie or television series. This show nails it.
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