The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Postby Charlie O. » 14 Dec 2018, 23:18

Anyone else watch this Amazon Prime series?

I'm loving it to pieces.
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Re: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Postby Jeemo » 15 Dec 2018, 23:05

half way through season 1. it is utterly fantastic
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Re: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Postby Charlie O. » 15 Dec 2018, 23:18

Hooray!
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Re: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Postby mentalist (slight return) » 16 Dec 2018, 03:24

Yes! A fan. Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, who created Gilmore Girls among other things.
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Re: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Postby Charlie O. » 16 Dec 2018, 03:40

mentalist (slight return) wrote:... who created Gilmore Girls

I didn't know this, and it surprises me - although I never saw much of Gilmore Girls, I don't think of it as being anything like this (maybe I'm wrong?).
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Re: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Postby mentalist (slight return) » 16 Dec 2018, 22:48

Charlie O. wrote:
mentalist (slight return) wrote:... who created Gilmore Girls

I didn't know this, and it surprises me - although I never saw much of Gilmore Girls, I don't think of it as being anything like this (maybe I'm wrong?).

Snappy dialog, humour, strong female characters, the musical references, that's very GG I think.
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Re: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Postby Jeemo » 17 Dec 2018, 09:23

The end song over the credits is always way out of the period. Episode we watched last night ended with The Go-Gos Our Lips are Sealed.
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Re: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Postby Charlie O. » 17 Dec 2018, 17:34

Jeemo wrote:The end song over the credits is always way out of the period. Episode we watched last night ended with The Go-Gos Our Lips are Sealed.

To their credit, the "musical anachronisms" are always used in either an "incidental music" way (i.e., it isn't something the characters are hearing) or, as you say, over the credits.

With Amazon Prime streaming, you can move your mouse and a thing will pop up on the screen telling you who the actors in this scene are and, if there's a song playing, what the song is. There's a Season 2 episode where the music over the credits is "Tell That Girl To Shut Up" by Holly & The Italians. I accidentally bumped the mouse and it showed the song as "Tell That World To Shut Up", by The B-52's - with a thumbnail picture of their first album.
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Re: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Postby Jeemo » 02 Jan 2019, 18:33

Finished season 2. Loved it. Did you spot Yoko Ono?
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Re: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Postby Charlie O. » 02 Jan 2019, 19:13

You mean someone "playing" her, right?
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Re: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Postby Jeemo » 03 Jan 2019, 22:05

Yes
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Re: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Postby Charlie O. » 03 Jan 2019, 22:21

Yeah, I noted it, then forgot about it 'til you mentioned it. I had to look up Yoko's Wiki entry to see if she was actually in NYC ca. 1959 (answer: I think so).

While I'm enjoying the show and am gratified to see the various characters grow some layers, I will note that the bits of stand-up we see from Midge in this season are (generally speaking) not as amusing as those in Season 1. That could prove a problem if the writers don't get on top of it.
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Re: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Postby Charlie O. » 03 Jan 2019, 22:24

I've been putting off watching the last episode. I remember how aggravating the wait was between the pilot and Season 1, and between Season 1 and Season 2. I guess there's not much I can do about that that's reasonable.
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Re: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Postby Jeemo » 03 Jan 2019, 22:47

It's the problem with streaming shows, whether to binge or spread them out.
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Re: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Postby Charlie O. » 03 Jan 2019, 23:00

A neat interview with the Palladinos here about the technical/directorial/visual aspects of Season 2:

https://www.vulture.com/2018/12/mrs-maisel-season-2-palladino-interview.html
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Re: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Postby Neil Jung » 11 Mar 2019, 11:35

Half way through season 2, which was slow to start but has really picked up with her secret being accidentally revealed.
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