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It's a shame, though, that the people who would most appreciate the show will spend more time scratching their heads than laughing, as Mrs. M repeatedly topples off the comedic knife edge it so eagerly wants to walk.
The complicated dynamics of Midge and Joel's relationship are extras to the wonderful solo act that is Midge Maisel's successful foray into comedy. She mines her life for stories, incidents and insights to create a very relatable set each time.
The exceedingly charming pilot for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is an Amy Sherman-Palladino joint through and through, featuring rapid-fire dialogue peppered with pop culture references and eccentric, endearing characters.
The pleasures of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel lie less in the stand-up-what passed for outrageous in the postwar period seems downright quaint in the age of Ali Wong and Amy Schumer-than in the mise-en-scène of Midge's life.
It's an breakout role for Brosnahan: Best known for playing doomed call girl Rachel Posner on House of Cards, she is positively enchanting here, playing both the happy housewife and bawdy comic to perfection.
Sherman-Palladino has found yet another magnetic, tough but vulnerable brunette to help weight down this cloud: the outstanding Rachel Brosnahan, whose note-perfect New York nasality and sharp comic timing are evident from the first seconds of the pilot.
If you enjoy that trademark Sherman-Palladino style - that fast-talking, uber-heightened, female-focused sheen over anything and everything onscreen - than you will love the heck outta "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."