In the fast talking, 1950s high society of the New York Upper West Side, Miriam Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) is back and better than ever in season two of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. After the fallout of season one with Miriam’s (also known as Midge) ex-husband Joel (Michael Zegen) walking in on Midge doing a stand up set, which was his dream, Midge now finds herself touring different venues to try and make a name of herself.
Rachel Brosnahan once again shines as Mrs. Maisel, she brings such charisma to this character and owns this show. I enjoyed Susie (Alex Borstein), Midge’s manager, more this season and her relationship with Midge. Zachary Levi surprised me this season as I had no idea that he was in the show but gave a fine performance as Midge’s new love interest, Benjamin. And the writing from show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino continues to be strong, though it is less centered this season.
My biggest negative would be the episode in Paris, it was very abrupt and out of nowhere. There were some things that I really had no interest about throughout this season like Midge’s friends or her ex-in-laws financial problems. Though I did enjoy more insight into Midge’s parents life. Tony Shalhoub who plays Midge’s father was more of a stand out to me this season as he had some pretty comedic moments this season.
I liked seeing Midge struggle, both with not being taken serious as a female comic and on her road trip rendezvous with Susie. I also liked knowing a bit more about Midge’s brother (I don’t remember if he was in the first season or not). And how Midge’s comic life clashes with her upper class, high society friends.
Overall, season two of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel continues to dazzle and charm you with its characters, witty dialogue, and the extravagant, colorful world of 1950s New York. It’s a great follow up to season one and I can’t wait to see what season three has in store.
I give The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2 an A-