I feel like Abe (Tony Shalhoub) with my disappointment in the new season of MRS. MAISEL. As a critic, Abe states, “Sometimes, writing a bad review is part of my job.” I hope my mother won’t be mad at me like Abe’s congregation was at him. Last week, she gushed over S4 and stated that MRS. MAISEL “is what we’ve all been waiting for during this long, quiet quarantine.”
Unfortunately, while I also eagerly anticipated the return of MRS. MAISEL, I can’t help but say this season is falling as flat as Midge’s new material. After four episodes, not much has progressed in the plot, except for Midge’s hat changes.
Out of the two episodes, E3 was much better than E4. It was a blast watching Abe (Tony Shalhoub) attack an awful play with determination and gusto. But, elsewhere, the story faltered. I won’t get into the plot details, but I didn’t care about the other characters’ pains. This is despite Alex Borstein giving an Emmy-worthy speech as Susie.
As an aside, it was fun seeing Santino Fontana (CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND!). But, it was in a throwaway role as Boise. If they don’t have Fontana sing and dance by the end of the season, I will be 😤. Here’s an example of what the world is missing from this fantastic talent.
Even though the title for E4 is INTERESTING PEOPLE ON CHRISTOPHER STREET, nothing interesting happens unless you count a guest appearance by John Waters.
Abe’s words this week sum up how my mom and I have different opinions for season four. “They came, they danced. Your mother would like it.”
It’s available on Amazon Video.