Fridays, 3:00 AM ET on Amazon

60 minutes

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is written and directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls) and executive produced by Daniel Palladino (Family Guy) and Sherman-Palladino. It’s 1958 Manhattan and Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan, House of Cards) has everything she’s ever wanted—the perfect husband, two kids, and an elegant Upper West Side apartment perfect for hosting Yom Kippur dinner. But her perfect life suddenly takes an unexpected turn and Midge discovers a previously unknown talent—one that changes her life forever. She charts a course that takes her from her comfortable life on Riverside Drive, through the basket houses and nightclubs of Greenwich Village as she storms the world of stand-up comedy…a course that will ultimately lead her to a spot on Johnny Carson’s couch.
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by me2011
Sep 20, 2019 1:59AM EDT

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My first issue with this show is that is is listed as both a comedy and drama. Drama, yes; comedy, no... a hard "NO". I didn't find any humour in this show.
My second issue is the unrealistic portrayal of New York. I understand that this is not a documentary but come on, are you telling me that there were zero people of colour in New York in the 1950s? The most diverse this show got in the pilot was when they talked about ordering Chinese food or having curry... I wonder who was going to cook that food and in what restaurant?

While I am not one of those people who demands token representation, I do expect REALISTIC representation. Unless the show is only about a family who stays at home all day, then I would not expect to see diversity, but they do leave the house several times, for work and social events yet everyone is 100% white? Not even a background actor. It's set in 1950 not 1900. Ad in 2017 when the show was made one would think that they would have been more self aware.

Well hot sh#$, as I'm typing this a black woman showed up in the pilot. Unnatural and clearly a token rather than being actually reflective of the demographics at the time.


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