THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
If you’re not already obsessed with the Amazon Prime Series ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’, you’re in luck! You still have a month to binge the first two seasons before the third comes out on December 6! I’m jealous.
‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ is about a late 1950’s housewife who trades in her domestic lifestyle to pursue a career in stand-up comedy after her husband trades her in for a newer model. At first our perfectionist protagonist, Miriam “Midge”, keeps her new passion a secret as female stand-up comedians at the time are a laughable (not in the good way) concept. But, once the jig is up, Midge is forced to rethink what she’s always wanted most in her life.
I love everything about this new series. It is a time capsule for women’s rights offering us an opportunity to understand it better and, as we see a repetition of the same unfair societal behaviours towards women today, we have a chance to end the cycle. The cinematography is stunning. Every shot matches the masterfully executed angles, flow and timing of the screenplay’s dialogue taking the show’s comedy to a new level of brilliance. And, it’s not surprising that ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ consists mostly of hilarious repartee, and full of screwball comedy, as it was created by Primetime Emmy Award winning director, screenwriter and producer, Amy Sherman-Palladino, famed for creating the extremely popular dramedy series The Gilmore Girls. Finally, what’s a joke without a good delivery? ’The Marvelous Mrs. Miasel’ cast brings the screenplay to life flawlessly. Each character is complex, exact and each one flaunts their unique comedic style impressively.
Check out ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ on Amazon Prime!
|by Lizz Kemery
Lizz Kemery is a comedian, actor, writer and true crime aficionado. She studied improv comedy at The Groundlings, The Upright Citizens Brigade and The Free Association. Originally from Philadelphia, she has also performed in Los Angeles, London and finally here in Amsterdam.
She was a reoccurring guest player with London super group – Shoot From The Hip and member of their sister troupe Sweet Nelson – teaching workshops all over the world including places like London and Istanbul.