Sunday, September 22, 2019

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Season Two

Saturday night, Sharon and I finished watching season two of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The second season was released on December 5, 2018 and the third season is set to be released on December 6, 2019. We finished watching the first season early in September.

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 New York City who discovers she has a knack for stand-up comedy. The story line includes a recurring appearance by an actor playing the real life Lenny Bruce. The season two finale includes a recreation of Lenny Bruce's act from a 1959 Steve Allen show.

Sharon and I watched the 2019 Emmy Awards on Sunday night. Tony Shalhoub won the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series; it was his fourth Emmy (three for Monk). Alex Borstein won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series; Marin Hinkle was nominated in the same category. Rachel Bresnahan was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, while The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel nominated was Outstanding Comedy Series.

I previously said that season one was very good. I think that seasons two is even better.

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