Saturday, January 11, 2020

What I’m Watching: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 3, Episode 6 “Kind of Bleau” (B+)

Rose and Abe’s extended stay in Florida is proving to be nothing but wildly entertaining, and you can understand why Midge had to resort to comedy when her mother insists on drinking when she thinks she’s going to see her perform and asks for coffee the moment she finds out that it’s not happening. Their enthusiasm for the coconut pancakes early in the episode provided typically fantastic banter, and Joel brought Midge back to reality after he factually pointed out that she is not in fact there. It was nice to see her help Shy out after failing to realize that he was gay and had gotten himself into trouble, and it’s great that they’ve formed a true friendship throughout this tour. Susie had a lot of stress to deal with thanks to her other client, and Sophie and Gavin both calling her to complain before having very loud hate sex was the kind of absurdity she couldn’t make up. I love that she called Nicky and Frank for help and they responded to her comment of “You guys kill me!” with “One day!” Rose responding to Susie trying to temper her drinking with an angry invitation to grow a few inches was hilarious, as was Abe’s analysis of the silence involved in Midge’s performance. I like the addition of Jason Alexander as Abe’s blacklisted playwright friend, and that seems to have inspired Abe to get into a new hobby. Joel has more help than he wants dealing with neighborhood connections, and now he’s gone and gotten himself into a fight to try to ensure that his number one employee doesn’t have problems at home.

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