What Makes Mrs Maisel Marvellous is Her Pursuit of Perfection

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What Makes Mrs Maisel Marvellous is Her Pursuit of Perfection

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fter a tremendous first season that swept up two Golden Globes, five Emmys, and a Peabody, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel returns with its second season today on Amazon Prime. And safe to say that the show, which follows Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), a wealthy Jewish housewife discovering stand-up comedy in the late 1950s, is one of the most anticipated TV events of the year.

Created by Gilmore Girls’ showrunner, Amy Sherman-Palladino, season one of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel saw Midge’s charmed life crumble after her husband leaves her to continue an affair with his secretary. As her promised future is snatched away, Midge channels her pain and anger into the male-dominated world of stand-up comedy, stumbling upon her hidden talent of turning her misfortunes into fodder for jokes.

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