Ah, December. As the weather grows crappier, the justifications for staying inside accumulate, just as the freshly-fallen snow does in one’s driveway.
As it happens, the people at Prime Video have given us another reason to stay in the great indoors – season three of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is here. If the show’s reputation as an awards winner isn’t enough to pique your curiosity, then we at StreamyEasy have come up with another five reasons to binge it when the new episodes drop on December 6.
Donna Zakowska is the show’s costume designer, and while she was nominated in that category for a 2018 Emmy, she didn’t win. It’s too bad, because her work on the show dazzles, and the attention to detail is evident in every frame.
Tony Shalhoub plays Abe Weissman, the long-suffering father of main character Midge Maisel. Like Donna Zakowska, he was nominated for a 2018 Emmy and lost. However, in 2019, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences saw the error of their ways, and he won.
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” has never skimped on the eye candy, and you’ll get more of it in season three. Midge Maisel, the titular standup comic, is going on her first nationwide tour (https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2019/12/03/marvelous-mrs-maisel-set-visit-season-3-rachel-brosnahan/4314274002/), and the same design team that recreated a Catskills resort might now be tasked with recreating every squalid hovel the I-80 had to offer.
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is the brainchild of Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator of “Gilmore Girls.” While both shows take place decades from one another, Sherman-Palladino’s sharp ear for dialogue is unmistakable, and there was plenty of the razor-sharp stuff in the first two seasons. Viewers should look forward to season three to see what the characters will say next.
Acting (Part II)
Alex Borstein plays Susie Myerson, Midge’s manager, and she steals every scene she’s in. She won Emmys for her portrayal in both 2018 and 2019, and there’s no reason to believe she won’t turn in another excellent performance in season three.