The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 3

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 3

Rating: 4.95/5

I’ve just finished the third season of The Marvelous Mrs.Maisel and the instant I finished the final episode, I went right back to the beginning to watch it again.

The Marvelous Mrs.Maisel is a show that I feel is tailor made for me. I have always been immediately drawn to the 50s, and I’ve rewatched Gilmore Girls more times than I can recall, and Maisel is the perfect marriage of those two things, with impeccable style and cinematography added into the mix. This show is like a symphony. Each moment is orchestrated with intense precision and timing, making everything about the show blend and work together in bright colored harmony.

I have never been someone who frequently got so invested into shows or movies that I yelled at my tv, got uncomfortable, or even laughed out loud at what I was watching. I’ve always been more the silent enjoyer, loving what I’m viewing, but keeping it to myself for the most part. With Maisel all that goes out the window. I have never had a show make me giggle as much or get as anxious as this one does. This show is built around the concept of unpredictability in a world filled with expected behaviors. You never fully know what Midge is going to say when she’s on the stage or what will happen to her once she walks off it, and I find that my heart actually begins to race as she begins each set. This is a completely new phenomenon to me, and I feel it speaks multitudes to the power this show has on its audience. I care so much about the characters, the concept that they are fictional completely vacates my mind the moment the first scene of every episode begins.

For season 3, I could hardly stand to wait for it to come out, and I repeatedly rewatched seasons 1 and 2 in anticipation of its arrival. Once it finally made its debut, I vowed to pace myself so I could savor it, but one lazy Sunday and 6 episodes later, that didn’t happen. I just couldn’t help myself. Season 3 is quite different from its two predecessors in many ways. Its social commentary isn’t as subtle, but the show does breach a new decade with this season, so it’s not completely unwarranted. There’s a higher mix of emotion to comedy, as Midge’s life , as well as her family’s, has become even more complicated than before. Though I wish there was slightly less footage of Shy Baldwin’s performances, I found season 3 to be full of high energy and absolutely stunning to watch from beginning to end.

As I have already begun my rewatch, I find myself immensely looking forward to revisiting all of this season again. Now that I know what happens, I feel I can relax a little and hopefully take in things I may have missed before. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is perhaps my favorite show I’ve seen so far in my lifetime, and I cannot wait see what the next season will have in store.