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  • Summary: Set in 1958, the Amy Sherman-Palladino comedy focuses on New York housewife Miriam "Midge" Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), who after her struggling comedian husband leaves her, ends up discovering she has a talent for stand-up comedy.
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Nov 27, 2017
    100
    The performances are vivid and engaging, beginning with Rachel Brosnahan as Midge. ... The writers take their time getting Midge out of the house and onto the comedy stage, but that enables them to develop the character naturalistically. ... Bit by bit, she’s finding her “c” (as in “comedy”) legs, though, and we can happily wait for the punch line.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Nov 29, 2017
    90
    It’s obvious from the four episodes I’ve watched that Brosnahan is giving a superb performance and that Amy Sherman-Palladino knows exactly where she’s going with the stories she and Dan want to tell. ... Gilmore Girls can wait--wait for Mrs. Maisel to burrow its own distinctive blend of comedy, drama, and romance into your heart and mind.
  3. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Nov 20, 2017
    83
    While her routines aren’t that funny, they also aren’t boring. Through four episodes, neither is the series. 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.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Nov 27, 2017
    80
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a delightful, well cast hourlong comedic drama that occasionally detours into darkness but then quickly bobs back into the light.
  5. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Nov 28, 2017
    80
    It’s much, much more exciting when Midge is at the center of the frame, all by herself, or sharing it with Susie, whom Borstein imbues with charming sarcasm and occasional peeks of vulnerability.
  6. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Nov 28, 2017
    80
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel tells its story with verve and wit and warmth, and it digs deep enough into Midge’s psyche so that we can understand just how well she understands the dilemma that she and Lenny Bruce share.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Nov 28, 2017
    60
    While this newcomer might eventually reward that faith, having previewed four episodes, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel simply doesn't feel like another genuine headliner, at a time when Amazon needs to deliver one.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Nov 30, 2017
    10
    The Palladino team has done it again. They are incredible in creating inspiring and crazy-good stories. I loved Mrs. Maisel and I hope theyThe Palladino team has done it again. They are incredible in creating inspiring and crazy-good stories. I loved Mrs. Maisel and I hope they will keep working on streaming platforms. They are incredible! Expand
  2. May 5, 2018
    10
    Em 2017,ficamos surpresos com a série dramática The Handmaid's Tale. E no mesmo ano, tivemos a comédia The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Tudo naEm 2017,ficamos surpresos com a série dramática The Handmaid's Tale. E no mesmo ano, tivemos a comédia The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Tudo na série é bem construído,das atuações ao enredo. É a segunda série mais importante de 2017, e é a melhor série de comédia dos últimos 5 anos,batendo de frente com Veep. Expand
  3. Feb 11, 2018
    10
    I've seen a lot of movies and shows that are about stand-up comedians. Some of them are hilarious, many of them are duds, but they all haveI've seen a lot of movies and shows that are about stand-up comedians. Some of them are hilarious, many of them are duds, but they all have one thing in common: the segments where characters are performing actual stand-up routines are always the weakest segments in the film. Whether it be Obvious Child or The Big Sick, both of which are very funny films, but the actual standup routines themselves featured within the movies fall comparatively flat. By contrast, the very first episode of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel contains a standup routine near its end that kicks off what is one of the wittiest, fastest, and most hilarious series premieres I've seen in years, and never once through its eight episodes does it let up. I honestly don't think there was every a point where I went for more than a minute without laughing. I have no idea why Rachel Brosnahan wasn't on my radar before now, because she just kills it. She walks on set with so much raw fire and energy and confidence you'd mistake her to have been doing this her entire life, which is why I was shocked to learn from a quick glance at her IMDB page that she's never actually helmed anything before. Of course she's briefly appeared in quite a few series and movies in the background here and there, but to think this is the first project she's ever headlined is almost too much for me to believe, because she is brilliant. And that all goes without even getting into the technical details, because this series also happens to be visually rich, featuring many long, fluid shots that are cut together beautifully, with gorgeous costuming and set direction. I just don't know how I'm going to stand the waiting between seasons. Expand
  4. Jul 5, 2018
    9
    Fresh, charming, and hella sassy. Does a remarkably good job of balancing the brilliance of its leads with the disappointing attitudes of itsFresh, charming, and hella sassy. Does a remarkably good job of balancing the brilliance of its leads with the disappointing attitudes of its era. Watch for the characters living their lives and showing us who they are. Expand
  5. Jan 9, 2019
    9
    It's just so good and so unique and so smart. I'm thrilled that this show is out there and I get to watch it. I knew Rachel Brosnahan had starIt's just so good and so unique and so smart. I'm thrilled that this show is out there and I get to watch it. I knew Rachel Brosnahan had star quality when i saw her in House of Cards but this is an especially fantastic performance. Tony Shaloub is delightful. And the icing on the cake is that the stand-up is actually funny. In so many shows relating to performances, whether comedy or music, the performances themselves are never quite good (Empire), but this is a definite exception to the rule. Expand
  6. Jan 29, 2018
    7
    A genuine spiritual successor to Gilmore Girls, the Palladino team creates a cast of characters each with their own shining personalities in aA genuine spiritual successor to Gilmore Girls, the Palladino team creates a cast of characters each with their own shining personalities in a endearing late 1950's New York.

    Rachel Brosnahan's lead performance as Midge is inspiring and entrancing. It's hard to not be immersed in her life as the story unfolds.

    For fans of charming quick witted humour.
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  7. Dec 12, 2017
    2
    After 2 episodes found the characters hollow and seemed like stereotypes. Lots of dialogue where we never felt a connection to the charactersAfter 2 episodes found the characters hollow and seemed like stereotypes. Lots of dialogue where we never felt a connection to the characters or understood thier actions. Expand

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