The award-win­ning The Marvelous Mrs Maisel re­turns to Ama­zon Prime Video


Heat (UK) - - NEWS - Boyd Hil­ton

Win­ner of Best Com­edy and Best Lead Ac­tress In A Com­edy se­ries at this year’s Emmy awards, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel is the best thing to ar­rive on Ama­zon Prime Video since the hey­day of its trans­gen­der com­edy-drama se­ries Trans­par­ent. It’s a com­edy saga told in hour-long episodes, cre­ated byamy Sher­man­pal­ladino of Gil­more Girls fame, trac­ing the steady rise of fic­tional fe­male stand-up co­me­dian Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Bros­na­han), whose sud­den de­ci­sion to try her hand at live per­for­mance co­in­cides with the col­lapse of her mar­riage to Joel (Michael Ze­gen). The first sea­son beau­ti­fully es­tab­lished the late ’50s/early ’60s New York set­ting, and the world of smoky, boozy com­edy clubs where real-life co­me­di­ans like Lenny Bruce and Joan Rivers got their big breaks. It cli­maxed with Midge do­ing a rou­tine at the Gaslight Café club, which made fun of her hus­band, who, un­be­knownst to her, was in the au­di­ence. But it was also the mo­ment when she de­clared her­self to be a pro­fes­sional stand-up called Mrs Maisel. Sea­son two picks up with Midge com­bin­ing her day job in the call cen­tre of a depart­ment store with her com­edy gigs, while her man­ager Susie (Alex Borstein) gets in trou­ble with some hi­lar­i­ously use­less gang­sters, and her mother (Marin Hin­kle) sud­denly leaves her pro­fes­sor dad (Tony Shal­houb) for a free­wheel­ing new life in Paris. It’s bril­liantly witty and deeply en­gag­ing ev­ery step of the way, like an ex­tended Woody Allen film from his golden pe­riod in the ’70s.

“I’m not amused”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.