It’s been a year since viewers got another bite of Amazon’s award-winning comedy series, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” leaving dedicated fans starving for more.
On Dec. 6, viewers prayers were finally answered with the release of the highly anticipated third season of the show; many of whom were able to finish all eight hilarious episodes within its first weekend. While this season was short, director and producer Amy Sherman-Palladino did not disappoint as everyone’s favorite characters and cast have come back.
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The season takes off with Midge, played by Rachel Brosnahan, getting ready to perform a benefit for United Service Organizations (USO) troops, but is told last minute that she will be participating in a finale performance of “White Christmas” with the other acts. As an outgoing Jewish housewife, Midge completely improvises having not memorized the words and pulls off a memorable performance of mouthing and lip-syncing.
The benefit sets the next step in Midge’s career into motion as she gets ready to hit the road with jazz musician, Shy Baldwin, played by Leroy McClain, and his band. While Midge was only the opening act, she easily stole the show on and off the stage. Midge travels from places like Las Vegas and Miami, opening every hotel door to an unnecessarily large amount of yellow teddy bears waiting there for her.
Viewers are also engaged with the endless humor, like when Midge’s mom, Rose Weissman, played by Marin Hinkle, travels to Providence, Oklahoma, to beg her family for money after her husband Abraham, played by Tony Shalhoub, loses his job as a math professor at Columbia University.
There are also the many encounters between Midge’s husband Joel, played by Michael Zegan, and the owners of an overcrowded illegal casino in the basement of his newly owned club in Chinatown.
Another component that makes this season jammed packed with more comedy than before is that viewers get to see more of Jane Lynch as Midge’s rival Sophie Lennon.
Susie Meyerson, Midge’s manager, played by Alex Borstein, takes on Sophie as another client and gets her a gig in a serious Broadway production of “Miss Julie,” which is a real-life play.
Throughout the rehearsal process, viewers get to see more of Sophie’s outrageous requests and method acting, as well as how poorly she treats her staff. For what is supposed to be the villain of the series, viewers can’t get enough of her.
Also, the surprise cameo from none other than George Costanza himself, Jason Alexander, is sure to put a smile on viewers faces.
Overall, the season is very short-lived for all of the action-packed stories to tell. The majority of the story follows Midge on tour, which does bring a lot of surprises, but all of the side journeys feel rushed to only to get back to Midge.
With two Golden Globe nominations for “Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy” and Brosnahan for “Best Actress – Musical or Comedy,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is a series that will continue to make fans fall over laughing on the couch. Just be sure to properly space out the binge-watching because with enough dedication and focus, this season is one that can be finished within 24 hours.