The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is an American comedy-drama web television series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, that premiered on March 17, 2017, on Prime Video. The series stars Rachel Brosnahan as Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a homemaker in the 1950s and early 1960s New York City who discovers she has a talent for stand-up comedy. She begins actively seeking a career in it. season 4 will be released in 2022
- Rachel Brosnahan as Miriam Midge
- Alex Borstein as Susie Myerson
- Michael Zegen as Joel Maisel
- Marin Hinkle as Rose Weissman
- Tony Shalhoub as Abraham
The journey of Maisel
- Season1 1958, Miriam “Midge” Maisel is a fashionable, upper class Jewish American housewife living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Her hubby Joel, a businessman working at a plastics company, moonlights as a comedian at The Gaslight Cafe, copying more acclaimed comics’ material. After one particularly dull performance, Joel gives Midge for his secretary. A sad and depressed drunken Midge goes back to the Gaslight, where she delivers an unprepared, confessing her condition to the audience. She gets arrested after exposing her breasts. Midge meets comic Lenny Bruce, who stopped for indecency in his act. Motivated to be a comedian herself, she joins up with Gaslight agent Susie Myerson, who becomes her manager. Midge attends New York clubs to study other comics actors. She reaches top comedian Sophie Lennon, who is totally unlike her on-stage character. Sophie advises Midge to produce her stage personality, but Midge prefers acting like herself. Joel quietly watches her act and understands she is genuinely skilled. After trying out multiple stages names, Midge settles on, “Mrs. Maisel.”
- In season 2, Midge continued to perform clubs in New York thoroughly and gradually made her way closer to Midtown. Even during a summer-long family vacation in the Catskills, she managed to remove in some gigs. Midge faced hatred and double figures that come with being a woman in stand-up. However, a significant break working on TV during a telethon got her a place on an international tour. Midge would be gone for six months, which she agreed to without thinking about her family or her commitment to Benjamin. After watching Lenny Bruce’s act about being alone, Midge ponders the individual cost of a full-time comedy career. Moshe gives Joel a large sum of money, wanting him to try whatever he needs to do in life. Joel chooses he wants to open a night club.
- In season 3 During performances, Sophie shows she is a skilled dramatic actress but becomes frightened on opening night and also returns to her comic persona, improvising the dialogue. Critics savage the play, forcing its closure. Susie angrily hits Sophie for ravishing her chance to be a severe actor midge arrives for Joel’s grand occasion and does a short unprepared set when the band group has some technical problems. After Susie wastes most of Midge’s earning on sports gambling, she turns over Midge’s investments to Joel, knowing he is honest. To repay Midge, Susie, along with her sister, performs insurance fraud by burning down their dead mother’s home. Reggie suggests she discuss Shy and life on the tour in her act, Midge knows that Shy is gay. Midge wrongly assumes that Shy’s hometown Harlem public also knows, and her gay-inferred fun almost “outs” him. When Susie and Midge later arrive at the airport, Reggie informs them that Shy has dropped Midge from the tour. Distracted, they ask to make amends but are left on the tarmac as the plane takes off.
- Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy in 2017
- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2018
- Sherman-Palladino receiving the awards for Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing
- Brosnahan won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Golden Globe Award for Best Actress
- Borstein has won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
- Tony Shalhoub won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2019.