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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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I think some folks mentioned this in different watching threads, and I'm late tobthe oarty, but wanted tonstate that this show has me almost seriously rethinking my negative views of streaming services and general disdain for non cable/network televison...

Writing was super strong. It didn't shy from anything.  The acting was perfect, not a single performance fell flat, and it gave you the right amount of disdain for Joel. The comedy was, I'm certain meant on purpose, to be more in tune with 2017, rather than 1957. But I'm okay with that.

Mrs. Jax did say that I wasn't allowed to call it, "Gilmore Girls in the 50s If Lorelei Hadn't Had Rory Young..."  And rrally, in the end, it really wasn't that at all.

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Although there were some Gilmoresque moments, I feel that Marvelous Mrs Maisel is easily the best comedy I have watched last year. It was vibrant, funny, impeccably balancing between drama and comedy. I was truly impressed and I couldn't agree more about the cast. It certainly deserved all the praise. 

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I loved it, as you say strong acting and writing throughout. And grief was Joel a hateable sap. Such a drip. 

I really enjoyed Midge’s relationship with her parents though. Often underscored by humour, they still managed to work in some deeper more touching scenes showing the love the three feel for one another. Even if midge did produce a granddaughter who looks more and more like Churchill every day :D 

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Loved it. Cannot wait for season 2.

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The scene in the finale when Penny confronts Midge was one of the best sitcom bits I've ever seen, by the by...

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Alex Borstein and Tony Shaloub shine as supporting characters.

 

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Just started watching it.  Is it pretty much standard practise now on channels/networks/services that will allow it to get the star of the show completely naked in the first 3 minutes of the premiere?  I'm not complaining, just wondering if this is becoming an industry trope -- kind of a lazy way to get viewers to keep watching.

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I really enjoyed it. Really, really good. I do wonder if Joan Rivers exists in this universe.

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3 hours ago, SpaceChampion said:

Just started watching it.  Is it pretty much standard practise now on channels/networks/services that will allow it to get the star of the show completely naked in the first 3 minutes of the premiere?  I'm not complaining, just wondering if this is becoming an industry trope -- kind of a lazy way to get viewers to keep watching.

While I agree in general, I don't think this is a fair criticism of THIS show. I don't think there is too much nudity here, actually IIRC (and someone correct me please if I am wrong), beside the glimpse of cabaret dancers and that particular scene, I don't think we have seen anything else.

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8 hours ago, Risto said:

While I agree in general, I don't think this is a fair criticism of THIS show. I don't think there is too much nudity here, actually IIRC (and someone correct me please if I am wrong), beside the glimpse of cabaret dancers and that particular scene, I don't think we have seen anything else.

That's fine, I'm not talking about the show specifically, and don't expect the nudity to continue.  I am just referring to the first 3-5 minutes of any new show on these non-broadcast channels.  They all seem to have nudity right at the beginning as if they've been ordered to have it, or its understood by the producers/writers they should have it, in order to capture viewers, because they think of us rightly or wrongly as more likely to keep watching.

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Discovered this show completely by accident with some friends over Christmas vacation and we ended up binging almost the whole series in one sitting. Fantastice writing and performances all around.

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