The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel

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Lazzard

  • Tuesday 27th April 2021, 10:22am
  • Ludlow, England
  • 5,090 posts

Don't know if anyones watching - but I though it deserves a thread.
Slightly late to the party, in as much as it started in 2017 - but as a 4th Season has just been confirmed, it's still pretty current.
If you're a fan of mile-a-minute New York Jewish comedy dialogue, very much in the Neil Simon vein, then this is essential viewing.
I think it's someof the best comedy writing out there at the moment.
Just finished Season Two and it has yet to flag.
And it looks fantastic
Anyone else a fan?

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EllieS

  • Tuesday 27th April 2021, 10:32am
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 42 posts

I enjoyed seasons 1 and 2, but got bored with 3, I'm afraid. I'll not spoil it, but I just felt they'd exhausted the concept a bit and started to shoe-horn in other issues and storylines a bit clumsily. I'd also enjoyed Lennie Bruce's presence up until then, but I don't think they utilise him that well after that.

The Jewish domesticity and Dirty Dancing-esque holiday camp were great in the first two seasons, and Abe is a hilarious character. I just felt it was missing that in 3.

Do you think Sophie is maybe based on Sophie Tucker?

I wrote my masters thesis on American, Jewish female comedians and MMS came out the same year I graduated... Spooooooky....

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Lazzard

  • Tuesday 27th April 2021, 12:04pm
  • Ludlow, England
  • 5,090 posts

Abe is fantastic,
I have heard mixed reactions to Season 3 - but will soldier on.
Don't know enough about Sophie Tucker to say.

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alison blunderland

  • Tuesday 27th April 2021, 7:34pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 73 posts
Quote: EllieS @ 27th April 2021, 10:32 AM

Do you think Sophie is maybe based on Sophie Tucker?

Phyllis Diller perhaps?