NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 13: Rachel Brosnahan and Luke Kirby are seen on the set of 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' on the Upper West Side on May 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/GC Images)

THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL was all about girl power this week. Each of the women characters were finding their inner strength as businesswomen, comedians, and agents. Change is in the air for all of them and it was empowering to watch especially knowing this series is supposed to showcase the late 50’s when women were often overlooked and not heard.

I realize, Aaron, my son and colleague, does not feel the same way as I do about this season of THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL. We have chatted about it several times and decided to agree to disagree. I am still thoroughly enjoying the recent episodes. I do not feel the lack of plotline progress. I don’t think they have changed directions other than to allow the characters to grow and spread their wings in new directions. I still like the humor, funny monologues and dialogues. I am partial to the fast pacing and zinger one-liners. In short, I am still a fan and not offended by anyone who does not agree with my opinion. When I watch this show I see my New York relatives gently arguing back and forth, sighing, and then coming together in the end. It feels like “home.”

In Episode 5, it was great to see Sophie, (Jane Lynch) have such an integral part of the story. She is a strong catalyst to play off of…both good and bad. Rose, (Marin Hinkle) is not someone to be argued with when she sets out to further her new business. Is Midge a stripper or just “uncomfortable wearing a rubber girdle?” Rebecca? Ruth? Rachael? Anyone?

Episode 6 gave us a comedian’s dream knockdown moment of jokes, complete with a mic drop. Fast and furious is how I would describe the magical insights and putdowns. Kudos to the writers. There was no time to breathe in between each round.

THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL inspires me to go out and want to purchase some of those dated fashions. What fun! I especially loved the pale, flowered pink dress that greeted Lenny Bruce. Too much? I say…nah. I will continue to watch. I don’t have a clue where it all will lead the viewers, but I am still hooked.

It is available to stream on Amazon Video.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Childrenโ€™s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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