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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Strong women, lots of energy in charming period piece.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 31 parent reviews

age 18+

The most disgusting blasphemy I've ever heard. Don't let your kids watch this!!

I watched 2 minutes of this show, and I saw nudity, cursing e blasphemy. In the episode 1 there's the most disgusting blasphemy I've ever heard, I immediately closed the player after this. I don't care to what religion you belong, that's incredibly disrespectful and wrong, even for adults. NEVER allow your kids watch this.
age 18+

Unnecessary Profanity and nudity.

I thought with all the hype that she would be a funny housewife, and mother, but the character curse way too much, and the nudity is unnecessary. If you could truly write, you could write funny jokes without the F word and, and cleaver lines, without nudity. Check out old classic movies. Just adding trash to a trashy world.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (31 ):
Kids say (12 ):

Laced with wit and sass, set in a mid-century dream of upscale New York, and starring an actress who could easily pass for a third Gilmore girl, this winning comedy is a delight. At a time when women were supposed to be demure little housewives, confining their interests and passions to producing perfect dinners and obedient children, Midge is a firecracker -- albeit one who's doing her level best to fit into an Upper East Side mold. "Who gives a toast at her own wedding?" she asks the camera in her first words of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She does -- because despite a mother (Marin Hinkle) who's always criticizing her, and a husband who doesn't appreciate her, Midge knows her own worth. She knows she's funny, and she knows that when she gets on a stage in front of a microphone, people laugh -- and that doesn't happen for everybody.

It helps -- Midge's career, and our entertainment -- that she's starting off in an era in which comedy was big, and getting bigger; when comedy albums sold, and a chance to sit on Carson's couch could launch a funny person into stardom. Lenny Bruce makes an appearance, as does the Friar's Club, pot-smoking beatniks, grimy Greenwich Village clubs, and any number of other vintage delights. Best of all is Alex Borstein as Midge's determined manager, a women who sees something amazing in Midge, a star quality she herself lacks. "I've accepted that I'll always be alone," she tells Midge in her authentically miniscule, moldy Village apartment from atop her Murphy bed, her eyes burning fiercely. "But I don't want to be insignificant." A whole world of misfits will see themselves in Susie and Midge, two women who are underrated by everyone -- but themselves.

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