Sunday, December 15, 2019

What I’m Watching: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 3, Episode 2 “It’s the Sixties, Man!” (B+)

It’s nice to see that this show is just as invested in many of its supporting characters as it is in its lead. I like that Abe decided to become a true revolutionary who somehow thought that inviting dozens of young free-thinkers into his home would result in not a single one of them using any of his bathrooms. I recognized Madeleine Martin from “Californication” as one of them who got a bit too comfortable with having Zelda around even though her very presence contradicted pretty much everything that should have defined their cause. I knew I recognized Max Casella, who played Abe and Midge’s lawyer, from his role on “The Sopranos,” and now see that I’ve seen him much more recently opposite Mindy Kaling in “Late Night.” Paul Adelstein from “Prison Break” and “Private Practice” was Oscar, Rose’s brother in Oklahoma, where all anyone could talk about was how Abe fell down the stairs the last time he was there. I also enjoyed Michael Gaston from “The Leftovers” and “The Man in the High Castle” as the judge who wasn’t so eager to see the Maisel marriage end in dovrce. The most significant new guest star is, of course, Sterling K. Brown from “This Is Us” as Reggie, Shy’s manager, who is more than prepared to go toe-to-toe with Susie and not put up with her antics. I’m eager to see what happens with Joel’s new not-so-silent partners in the club, which I suspect won’t be as successful as he hopes but will do better than they expect.

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