My prayers have been heard! Hallelujah!
After wishing for another TV show as witty, entertaining, funny and yet serious as the wonderful Gilmore Girls, I have finally managed to dive into an equally wonderful and quirky series now.
Unsurprisingly, it is by no one else than fantastic Amy Sherman Palladino herself, the original creator of Gilmore Girls. And of course, I am taking about the great Amazon TV show, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.
Having binge-watched Murder and Nashville lately, I was slowly drifting into a really dark, paranoid and anxious place in my soul and craved a show which would make me laugh and entertain without the permanent use of car accidents, shootings, drama and personal tragedies which are beyond any human to grasp. Having had an initial obsession with Nashville, I found it dragged me down and when I encountered Mrs Maisel, I was hooked from minute one.
This time, Palladino leads us into the 50s in New York where the young couple Mr and Mrs Maisel live with their very Jewish parents and fantastic humour. He, a wannabe comedian, dreams of a stand-up career while she, the marvelous Mrs Maisel, is the actual comic. After a failed performance, her husband not only abandons the idea of becoming a comic, but the one of his marriage, too, and Mrs Maisel becomes a divorcee-to-be, which not only sends herself but her parents and friends into a huge frenzy. We witness great dialogue between housewives, members of the Jewish community and a rough New York with all its quirky individuals.
As to be expected with Palladino, dialogue is much and quick with lots of pop culture references and simply wonderful to watch. Mrs Maisel is such a likable character, as are her overdrive Jewish parents and the regular comedic allusions to Holocaust (and only a true comedian could joke about that).
Palladino has Jewish heritage herself and it feels like a fantastic fusion of Gilmore Girls and Fiddler on the Roof. Obviously, it serves many cliches, but hey, aren't cliches not just truths which have been stated too often?
Sadly, the first season only consists of eight episodes, but I cherished every bit of it and cannot wait for season two to commence! Mrs Maisel, we want more and we want it now!
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