The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 1 (2017)

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Season 1
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Critics Consensus

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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Critic Ratings: 80

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Audience Score

User Ratings: 1343
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Episodes

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Air date: Mar 17, 2017
2
Air date: Nov 28, 2017
3
Air date: Nov 28, 2017
4
Air date: Nov 28, 2017
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Air date: Nov 28, 2017
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Air date: Nov 28, 2017
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Air date: Nov 28, 2017
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Air date: Nov 28, 2017

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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 Weinberg
Marin Hinkle
as Rose Weinberg

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Critic Reviews for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 1

All Critics (80) | Top Critics (34)

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…
Top Critic

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…
Top Critic

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is exuberance in episodic form.

Nov 29, 2017 | Full Review…

Working out its act at 100 miles per hour, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel is uneven - but it still retains that charm that draws so many to her work.

Nov 29, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | 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…
NPR
Top Critic

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…
Top Critic

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…

Audience Reviews for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 1

  • 3d ago
    Best show! It takes you to a different time, to the '50s. The outfits are amazing, and the music fits so perfectly. Hope this show continues for a long time!
  • 6d ago
    Rachel Brosnhen, Tony Shalhoub, and kevin pollack are phenomenal.
  • Aug 17, 2019
    Alex Borstein is the best!!!
  • Jul 19, 2019
    This is my favorite comedy show of all time, my favorite Amazon Prime show of all time, my 3rd favorite drama show of all time, and my 3rd favorite show of all time. The lead acting from Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Tony Shalhoub, Marin Hinkle, and Michael Zegen was phenomenal. Kevin Pollak, Luke Kirby, Caroline Aaron, Bailey De Young, Matilda Szydagis, and Brian Tarantina gave excellent performances. The guest performances from Jane Lynch and Mary Testa were terrific. The writing is outstandingly hilarious and amazingly well done. The costumes are remarkably gorgeous, well designed, and well made especially Rachel Brosnahan's, Marin Hinkle's, Alex Borstein's, Jane Lynch's, and Tony Shalhoub's. I love the sets and the 50s scenery and atmosphere, they are wonderful. The props are splendid, I love all of the vintage and antique props especially the furniture and the baby carriages. The makeup and hairstyling is fantastic especially Rachel Brosnahan's and Marin Hinkle's. The music featured in the show is great. Also the design and color of the credits are great. This is a amazingly perfect A+ show and season.
  • May 31, 2019
    I haven't been so invested in a TV show for the LONGEST time. "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", which stars newcomer Rachel Brosnahan and Tony Award & Golden Globe winner Tony Shalhoub, does not fail to dazzle me one bit. Every episode reels me in more & more to the point where I literally cannot stop thinking about it and I have to watch the entire series over and over again. The performances by Brosnahan and Shalhoub are marvelous (no pun intended) and the rest of the main cast (Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen, Marin Hinkle) make the show even more hilarious and exciting. The 1950's look & theme add on to the magnificence of the show and most importantly, it's soundtrack is the cherry on top. Everything about the Prime Original is certified perfection. Like I said earlier, I haven't been so obsessed and interested in a show for a long time and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" took that and said, "Let's change that." There's so much more I would love to say about this Emmy Award-winning hit (and btw, it deserves every nomination and every award it gets), but I don't want to keep boring you all. Go check out and stream "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Season 1" on Amazon Prime Video!
  • May 05, 2019
    PROS: several funny, compelling and layered characters; constantly well paced and captivating storytelling, helped by Rachel Brosnahan's masterful performance; most jokes are timeless and will still work in the year 2300; detailed and beautiful photography, sets and wardrobes; catchy music; great season arc. CONS: sometimes the outcome of a situation is a little too predictable.
  • Apr 28, 2019
    Mesmerized from first episode to last
  • Mar 20, 2019
    While I don't love every second of it as a whole a great show
  • Mar 19, 2019
    In my personal opinion, this is one of the best television series to debut in years. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel takes a look at gender gaps and the different culture that the 1950s had with a comedic twist. The cast is marvelous, the writing is exquisite, and this is the closest I have seen to perfection in a long time.
  • Mar 02, 2019
    The quick-witted and hilarious dialogue of Gilmore Girls blended into a story of self-actualisation told with great deftness. A very beautiful feather in Amy Sherman-Palladino's many caps.

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