The Marvelous Mrs Maisel Season 4 Review streams from February 18 on Amazon Prime Video. The comedy-drama stars Rachel Brosnahan as Midge Maisel, Alex Borstein as Susie Myerson, Michael Zegen as Joel Maisel, and others. The fourth season is created b Amy Sherman-Palladino. The review is based on the 2 episodes provided for screening.
The synopsis reads, “It’s 1960 and change is in the air. Looking to hone her act, Midge finds a gig with total creative freedom. But her commitment to her craft—and the places it takes her—creates a rift between her and the family and friends around her.”
Amazon Prime’s The Marvelous Mrs Maisel Season 4 Review Contains No Spoilers
Throughout 3 seasons of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, we’ve seen Mrs Maisel become the iconic Midge. The tragedy in her life changed her life to a great extent. She was a wife, faithfully and in love. But as the series progressed, Midge became a powerful stand-up comedienne, which was unheard of during those times. Her husband’s infidelity pained her and helped her grow as a person.
In every season, Midge’s words make you laugh, call out the world’s irony and hit hard. But at the end of season 3, Midge does something that hurts Shy Baldwin. It was a big career opportunity as Midge would get a chance to perform on a world tour. But her insensitive joke about Baldwin got her fired. The Marvelous Ms Maisel Season 4’s first episode starts with Midge performing. She’s reacting indirectly to what happened and stresses the word ‘revenge’.
Midge’s comedy career seems to have hit rock bottom as she lost the big opportunity. It has affected her so much that she’s losing her sanity quite often. Midge’s manager, Susie, is also worried as she doesn’t know how to tackle the career roadblock of her only client. It’s not like the stand-up shows at the club are doing well either! The family drama and other characters are also not making it easy for Midge and Susie.
What made The Marvelous Mrs Maisel stand out often is how terrific is its comedic timing. Rachel Brosnahan brilliantly captivates our minds and attention always with her performance. However, the humour doesn’t land in the first two episodes. Except for a few scenes, nothing seems amusing. Even with the beautiful set design, exquisite costumes and the usual fast delivery of dialogues, the appeal factor is lost somewhere.
The first episode did have some charm. But episode 2 of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel Season 4 is quite a dull watch. Midge’s career is at stake, and she isn’t handling it well. But it seems like the writers had trouble making her “problems” appear serious while also balancing the humour.
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel Season 4 Review: Final Thoughts
Overall, the first two episodes fail to amaze. One can hope that from the third episode, the show picks up and adds some exceptional moments. Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein are excellent in their parts. But the fascinating factor is missing so far.
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