The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 1 (2017)

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is an upbeat addition to Amazon's original offerings, propelled by a playful yet poignant performance by Rachel Brosnahan.

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Air date: Mar 17, 2017

In the series premiere, Miriam "Midge" Maisel is a content wife and mother who discovers a previously unknown talent.

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Air date: Nov 28, 2017

With Joel gone, Midge's life is in a downward spiral. While attempting to keep the family united, Midge and Joel's parents clash. Susie urges Midge to find her voice by returning to the stage.

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Air date: Nov 28, 2017

With another arrest on her record, Midge is in dire need of legal help and is left depending on Susie's street smarts. Abe makes a peculiar offer to Moishe. Midge receives some unique motivation from Lenny Bruce.

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Air date: Nov 28, 2017

Midge attempts to forge onward from her once-ideal life. During a tour of New York comedy clubs, Susie shows Midge how things are done. Rose has a bit too much fun at Midge's expense.

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Air date: Nov 28, 2017

Midge plunges into a new venture, meeting some interesting characters at the same time. Susie, determined to propel Midge's career, hits some bumps along the road. Both Midge and Joel endure the drawbacks of their new lives.

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Air date: Nov 28, 2017

To Susie's dismay, Midge discovers an entirely new type of audience for whom she can perform. Abe is presented with an amazing offer; the Wessmans sit down to family dinner; Susie finally has a chance to flex her management muscles.

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Air date: Nov 28, 2017

Midge sharpens her act at the Gaslight with Susie's guidance. Rose's emotions are set off when Abe shocks the women with his dinner guest. Joel aims for a promotion and concocts a new scheme. After meeting a famous comic, Midge creates an altercation.

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Air date: Nov 28, 2017

In the Season 1 finale, Susie and Midge wade through the effect of Midge's criticisms of a big-time comic. With the Weissman home still tense, Rose enacts major change. Midge and Joel come face to face for Ethan's birthday.

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Miriam "Midge" Maisel, a 1958 New York City woman who has everything she's ever wanted--the perfect husband, two kids, and an elegant Upper West Side apartment perfect for hosting Yom Kippur dinner. But her perfect life suddenly takes an unexpected turn and Midge discovers a previously unknown talent--one that changes her life forever. She charts a course that takes her from her comfortable life on Riverside Drive, through the basket houses and nightclubs of Greenwich Village as she storms the world of stand-up comedy...a course that will ultimately lead her to a spot on Johnny Carson's couch.

Cast

Rachel Brosnahan
as Miriam "Midge" Maisel
Michael Zegen
as Joel Maisel
Alex Borstein
as Susie Myerson
Tony Shalhoub
as Abe Weissman
Marin Hinkle
as Rose Weissman

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Critic Reviews for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 1

All Critics (82) | Top Critics (37)

It's a wonderful showcase for star Rachel Brosnahan, who snaps off the one-liners (provided by creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, of Gilmore Girls fame) as if she were born to play this character.

Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…
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With a much-needed message for our times, a talented ensemble cast, and the period appeal of a Mad Men-with-a-feminine-flair production design, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is well on its way to becoming the next obsession for Gilmore Girls devotees.

Nov 20, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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It's a stylish, fun show that is neither punishing nor idiotic, an escape from reality that is tethered, ever so lightly, to reality.

Mar 20, 2017 | Full Review…
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Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is exuberance in episodic form.

Nov 29, 2017 | Full Review…

You kind of want to tell the show to just relax. And when it does, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel makes for an intriguing mix.

Nov 29, 2017 | Full Review…
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Mrs. Maisel can -- yup -- be chatty to the point of exhaustion, and a little can go a long way. But what's here is worth savoring and, if you can get past the verbal gymnastics, worth the trip.

Nov 28, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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It is a very special show. Extraordinary music, magnificent acting, like nothing I've ever seen in a comedy series before. [Full review in Spanish]

Sep 2, 2020 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

The portrayals of characters of color in Mrs. Maisel are about as lazy as you can get, if not a bit regressive.

Aug 4, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

I'm happy to see Amy Sherman-Palladino at the helm of a new show that's shockingly far less tone deaf than Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

Feb 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Brosnahan's performance alone is good enough to warrant watching the pilot, and Gilmore Girls fans will be happy to see Sherman-Palladino's sharp writing is still in full effect.

Oct 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Some people will choke on its Miracle Whip wish fulfillment, but what a situation, and what comedy.

Oct 1, 2018 | Full Review…

[The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is] perfectly crafted with beautiful costume design, an old-timey song opening every episode, witty writing and jokes both funny and brazen.

Aug 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 1

  • Sep 04, 2020
    From Amy Sherman-Palladino comes the quirky period drama The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, an original Amazon series. Season 1 follows Miriam Maisel, whose husband leaves her for his secretary, as she adjusts to being a single mother and explores the New York comedy scene after letting loose one night at a comedy club and being approached by a manager who offers to help her launch a career as a comic. Rachel Brosnahan leads the cast as the titular Mrs. Maisel and has incredible charm and charisma that lights up the screen. And the supporting cast, Alex Borstein, Tony Shalhoub, Bailey De Young, and Kevin Pollak, are also really good. Additionally, Amy Sherman-Palladino's snappy and quick-witted dialog gives the show a lighthearted, satiric tone, and the eccentricities of the time-period are played up pretty well without being too obvious or on-the-nose. However, the episodes go on a little too long and don't always have a clear focus. Yet while it has some problems, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel delivers a solid first season.
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  • Sep 04, 2020
    Me encantó! La ambientación e interpretación de cada uno de los personajes no podría ser mejor. Excelente retrato de la época y del perfil y sentir de las familias judías. La música muy buena. Es una serie muy entretenida. La recomiendo!
  • Aug 23, 2020
    Adorable. I haven't reached the minimum characters, so, well, REALLY adorable.
  • Aug 16, 2020
    The show is great for most of Season 1, then tails off toward the end as the characters become less interesting caricatures, with the exception of Mrs. Maisel and her manager.
  • Aug 09, 2020
    The best season of any show that Amazon has done.
  • Jul 26, 2020
    It starts out a tad slow and than becomes one of the greatest shows of all time extremely quickly.
  • Jul 05, 2020
    Good performance by Rachel Brosnahan (main character) but so-so story.
  • Jul 01, 2020
    yo shibu v bolshom dome na kholme. She learned russian motherf**ker
  • Jun 27, 2020
    A show about a not so funny vulgar spoiled and rich gal... and there's 3 seasons of it! Made me smiled, sometimes, yawn most of the times...
  • May 07, 2020
    WORST SHOW ON THE AIR PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE STOP

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