THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL gave viewers a gift with their final episode. It was a stupendous way to wrap up a special series that I have especially loved for five seasons. It made me laugh out loud and cry tears of bittersweet, long overdue moments. Alex Borstein as Susie and Rachel Brosnahan as Midge Maisel were at their best every second. They are a duo that is often reminiscent of Lucy and Ethel. The two of them are so intimately entwined within entertaining, comic breaths. 

The story bumps around a few timelines filling in all the necessary info to give audiences a complete picture of how Midge became the “magnificent, magical, marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” FOUR MINUTES was all it took for the world to see and hear her comic genius. It was wondrous and sheer brilliance. Kudos to the writers for showcasing exciting, hysterical sequences but never “STAYING TOO LONG AT THE FAIR.” (Barbara sang it best.) 

I can’t stop replaying several bits in my mind, like trying to get a taxi, falling in the bathtub and bathroom together, and making sure Midge’s mom gets THE telephone message. What timing! Fast, break-neck speed, and never miss a beat. Incredible. There were two poignant, tear-jerking scenes as well involving the demise of Lenny Bruce and Susie’s dapple into love. Oh, my heart ached, and my face was damp with tears. But then you must remember Susie’s THE GRADUATE window moment. Can we all scream “Mike” together? Maybe some of us are just too SHY, but that’s another matter for ONCE UPON A MATTRESS.  

THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL ended with the fading sounds of laughter. This is what this show has always been about…making people laugh together at life’s ups, downs, and everything in between. Midge had a huge dream to be really famous. Breaking the rules got her there. Being true to herself kept her honest and lovable. I can’t stop smiling and giggling. What an award-deserving finale. 

THE MARVELOUS MRS.MAISEL is available to stream on AMAZON PRIME. 

Esta Rosevear

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

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