More Mrs. Maisel!
- By Michael Jacobo
- Photo Courtesy of Amazon Prime
We can finally start to get into the spirit of things because The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel returns for its second season this month. In addition to its charismatic lead character and fresh storytelling, the series couldn’t have premiered and succeeded at a better time; the themes of Midge’s life and her fight to be the woman she wants to be during a difficult period of US history struck some chords during a time when women needed to feel validated.
Mrs. Maisel stars Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Rachel Brosnahan as the titular character who, after her husband tells her she’s having an affair, delivers an impromptu set at an open mic night and immediately becomes a hit. It sounds like that monumental, classically cinematic, origin story you hear about all the time. That may be a bit too dramatic, but you can’t deny that the series isn’t that effective. The second season finds Midge broadening — and succeeding — her horizons while also juggling her difficult personal life which includes her estranged husband, Joel. Also starring are Alex Borstein (the Family Guy and MadTV comedian also won an Emmy), Tony Shalhoub (Monk), and Michael Zegen (Girls, Boardwalk Empire).
The series was created and developed by Amy Sherman-Palladino who also created the sublimely popular Gilmore Girls. Amazon has renewed The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for a third season ahead of its second season premiere.
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” returns December 5th on Amazon Prime.