Midge figures out what she wants in the funny yet uneven season finale of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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If “Vote for Kennedy, Vote for Kennedy” was a pitch perfect episode, “All Alone” is a strangely uneven season finale, one where Midge seems especially capricious and where we are left with an overwhelming number of cliff hangers, some of which don’t seem to make a whole lot of sense with what we learned about…

Midge and Susie take a road trip that doesn't reveal as much as it could on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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Midge and Susie have always been an unlikely duo and “Someday…” looks at their relationship with tenderness and humor, while also continuing the trend of refusing to probe more deeply into their friendship. At this point, I’m honestly puzzled as to why this is the case, especially when the scenarios in which we are…

Midge brings down the house while blowing up her entire world on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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Throughout the first half of season 2, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has not only transported viewers to faraway places, but has also offered a more in-depth look at many of the show’s central characters. But “Midnight at the Concord” shifts the focus of the series back to Midge’s comedy career more directly. The girl may…

Nobody puts Midge in a corner when The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel goes to the Catskills

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The opening of “We’re Going To The Catskills” is so delightfully twee and symmetrical that I wondered if I accidentally stumbled upon a scene from a Wes Anderson film. We open on Ethan playing with his grandfather’s tiny models of the family luggage and U-Haul, all of which Abe uses to aid in planning their annual…

Midge misses her marriage and Rose imagines a boho life in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel premiere

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The opening scene of “Simone,” which brings us through the gorgeous halls of the B. Altman make-up counters to the basement where Midge now works as an operator girl, illustrates how one of the primary joys of watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is aesthetic. In many ways, the meticulously cool and fashionable world of…

In The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Midge gets real about her comedy career and her emotions

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At the start of episode 6, Midge continues to wow party-goers with her jokes, an entire crowd gathering around her as if she were a prophet. Later, at the same party, Midge meets Randall, a fellow comedian, and the two start to engage in some improvised comedy routines, featuring Ayrolf Hitlerberg. Watching late 50s…

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel serves up Midge’s twentysomething angst, minus the avocado toast

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The opening to “The Disappointment of the Dionne Quintuplets” is absolutely breathtaking, with shots of Midge moving out of her and Joel’s apartment, layered with many of Midge’s happy memories of marriage: we see her and Joel eating Chinese take-out on the floor of an empty apartment, welcoming in their first born,…