Amazon Prime Video has limited offerings when compared to its competitor Netflix which releases at least a series or two each day. However, the thing that has been responsible for the survival of Amazon in this highly competitive market is its truly amazing content targeting huge group of audience with its versatile shows that cover each and every genre. One such offering from the streaming platform is its comedy series titled The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
The series first arrived in the year 2017 and became a sudden hit with its unique and engaging plotline. On top of it superb casting that includes names like Rachel Brosnahan, Tony Shalhoub, Marin Hinkle and Alex Borstein made this period series a sure shot hit. At present when the focus is on the women empowerment, a show revolving around a housewife who decides to become a stand-up comedian in 1950s enabled the audience to form a bond with it. Now, after the success of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 1, the season 2 is here and we have huge expectations from it. So without wasting any time lets dive and find out what The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2 has to offer us.
The story of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The first season of the series introduced us to the major characters around whom the story revolved. Midge Maisel is a happily married woman living in Upside of the town with her husband. She is married to her college time sweetheart, who has a dream to make it big as a stand-up comedian. Being a loving wife she gives her best to help him in achieving his dream. But soon things take a drastic turn when one day during an act Joel Maisel completely bombs in front of the audience and in that humiliation he tells Midge that he is not happy with his life and wants to leave her, also he is having an affair with his secretary.
At that moment the happy marriage comes to an end and drunk Midge goes to the pub to take out her frustration. But as soon as she takes the stage and starts speaking we find out that she is a hell of comedian and has some unexplored talent. From here the journey of Midge becoming a stand-up comedian begins and we witness the various obstacles faced by during that beautiful and memorable journey. The most amazing thing about the series is that you are able to form a parallel between the 1950s and the present time. As we observe how in that era also women were treated as an object meant for man’s entertainment and everyone ridiculed her if she tried to enter a male-dominated field.
The first season was absolutely hilarious because of the exceptional script and amazing performances giving by each of the actors. The ending of season 1 leaves you wanting more of Mrs. Maisel and her escapades with her friend and manager Suzzie.
Now talking about the season 2, it begins right where the season 1 ended and immediately sucks you into the hilarious yet aspiring life of Mrs. Maisel. It always has been difficult to live up to the expectations and match the success of the previous season but the director and the writers have done a stupendous work to deliver a marvelous season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The second season takes the central character and puts her through the wringer – only to bring her out shiny, new and more entertaining as ever. The storyline this time takes Maisel places and pits her through several issues – both personal and professional.
Is The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2 worth watching?
The season 2 of the series lacks nowhere and doubles on the laughs as Mrs. Maisel explores her talent along with that balances her personal life. The fans of actor Tony Shalhoub will love the season 2 even more as he has a much bigger role to play in the series. It will also bring you closer to the issues faced by females as series focuses on the patriarchy that stopped women from following their dreams.
Apart from bringing our attention to these issues the series gives you numerous incidents to laugh where you will find yourself holding your stomach. Mrs. Maisel’s standup acts in season 2 are treat to watch and you will be binge-watching episodes to get more of that. Actress, Alex Borstein, who plays Susie Mayerson, gets the best lines and some of the best subtly comedy scenes.
Final Verdict of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a must watch series that throws light on the serious issues related to patriarchy and feminism in the most comedic and humble way. You will surely form a bond with these characters and want more of them by the end of season 2.