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  • Summary: As Midge climbs up the stand-up world, she faces more challenges of working the circuit and finding a way to tell her family about what she is really doing.
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Dec 6, 2018
    100
    Perfectly delightful second season. [10 - 23 Dec 2018, p.8]
  2. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Dec 4, 2018
    100
    It is a truly delightful, exceptionally spirited romp that explores Midge’s world of appearing classically conventional but actually being extraordinary--often by sheer force of will. She’s not for everyone, but to like Midge is to love her. The same is true of the show.
  3. Reviewed by: Kristen Baldwin
    Nov 27, 2018
    91
    One benefit of this season’s leisurely pace is it allows us more time with the stellar ensemble. ... The look of Maisel is just so very that the beauty almost obscures the story; it was only after watching the episodes a second time that I was able to feel the characters’ emotions seeping through the visuals.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Nov 29, 2018
    85
    It’s a warm but smart confection in a TV universe overpopulated with series vying to be the darkest, most brooding show possible.
  5. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Nov 30, 2018
    80
    As was the case in season one, the biggest assets in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel arsenal are Mrs. Maisel herself and Susie. Every time the show pivots away from them to focus on Abe and Rose or Joel, who’s now living with his overbearing parents, it loses some of its fizz. Fortunately, those detours never last for too long.
  6. Reviewed by: Joshua Kosman
    Dec 3, 2018
    75
    Like her, it is funny, vivacious, hugely likable, and not infrequently error-prone; like her, it shrugs off any missteps and swings right back into the business of being delightful.
  7. Reviewed by: Sonia Saraiya
    Dec 13, 2018
    45
    This time around, the story seems motivated less by the characters’ forward propulsion than by hastily sketching how to get from one fabulous set piece to the next.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Dec 5, 2018
    10
    I wonder how long can they hold this up. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel packs a staggering amount of energy into every single episode, so much soI wonder how long can they hold this up. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel packs a staggering amount of energy into every single episode, so much so that binging through it can be exhausting (but in a good way), and I can’t help but speculate as to how long they can keep this up for before the energy begins to wane, but before that day comes, I’m going to enjoy the ride.

    Season 2 is an even bigger blast than season one. If you weren’t already sold by season one, the second season probably won’t make a convert out of you, but for those of us who fell in love from the start, it’s wonderful to see what a marginal improvement this is.
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  2. Dec 9, 2018
    9
    This has always been a great show. The way it makes you feel like 1958-59 New York, Paris, and the Catskills are amazing. In S2 5 and 6, itThis has always been a great show. The way it makes you feel like 1958-59 New York, Paris, and the Catskills are amazing. In S2 5 and 6, it crossed into the realm of best ever. Alex Borstein is the Marvel in the show. Expand
  3. Dec 8, 2018
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I was looking forward to Mrs.Maisel Season 2. I am stunned that I could not even finish the first 2 episodes of this new Season. The storyline went absolutely Soap Opera. Mrs. Maisel seems to have forgotten that her husband was a cheating coward, which seemed to apply to both his marital life and his aspirations to be a professional comic. So now the amnesiac is beating herself up for following her natural talent. Mrs. M's mother flies off to Paris to start a new life being a well financed bohemian versus the uptight well financed socialite of some level back in NY. My spouse thought the mathematician husband was having a dream sequence in Episode 2 as he is suddenly very bohemian himself and seems to instantly understand French. Mrs. M lost us both. It seems to have entered Downton's Abbey territory as costume entertainment. Both projects were entertaining and interesting their first seasons but lost most everything but the costumes in quality thereafter. The solid acting can't make up for the storyline trajectory imploding on the launchpad. Disappointing. Expand
  4. Dec 9, 2018
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Well rounded? She is completely ditching her kids! She is like the worst mother EVER. So excuse me while I object to her ever being well rounded. I do enjoy the show in fleeting moments of humor here and there. Most of it is contrived and hack but it still gets a chuckle. But the bulk of this is daytime soap opera garbage at this point. People want a lot of stand up acts and some show blended in. The folks here confused this and made a soap opera with some standup for 5 minutes every other episode. The language in the 1950s/early 1960s was never this horrible all over the place. Maybe dockworkers and low-brow gruff types but it certainly wasn't standard issue. Not even in NYC. The first F-word in a movie was late 1960s. And there would be no need to have this level out of place language to break the mold in 1950. I don't even remember this much foul language working in NYC in the 1990s! It happened but it wasn't something you would use without risk in front of a boss and never at a religious Jewish dinner. I really don't think the lack of structure and neglect of these children were standard issue in the 1950s/1960s either. Maybe in the lower classes but middle and upper class? Doubtful.

    This show isn't about for people who lived the 50/60s or know NYC first hand. This show plays with history like its a toy - rewrites whatever it needs to when its convenient and is basic opiates of the most basic people ever - the millennials and current 20 somethings - they are different (like everyone else) and this is the kind of garbage they seem to like. Too bad it has shards of hope - everyone likes comedy - but in the PC world of the NPCs I don't expect to see any real edgy George-Carlin level stuff.

    One more thing - women looked so much prettier 'then' than now. The women of today dress like garbage and have man-ish disgusting hair. Its so nice to women looking like women on TV rather than tank gyrl.

    This show could have been great. The second season is going in the wrong direction.
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