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The Marvelous Mrs.Maisel

Summary:

In 1958 New York, Midge Maisel’s life is on track: husband, kids, and elegant dinners in their spacious Upper West Side apartment. But when her life takes a surprise turn, she has to quickly decide what else she’s good at — and going from housewife to stand-up comic is a wild choice to everyone but her. Written and directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls).

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From the Watercooler:

A historic look at New York City in your parents or grandparents’ era when women had to fight for the freedoms most women enjoy now without even thinking about their foremothers’ battles. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is set against the backdrop of human rights, social, and political issues, in a time when people of color were not allowed to eat or sleep in the same hotels as their white companions, when being gay was closeted, secretive and discoveries could cost people to lose their jobs (especially in Season 3). Read More

From Ben Travers at IndieWire:

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. Full Review

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