Have you been keeping up with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel? The first three episodes of season 5 were released last Friday, April 14th, and you can expect to see a new episode each week until May 26th. This is sadly the final season of the show, so if you’ve been a die hard fan so far, you should set a reminder to watch each Friday.
If you’re new to the show and want to know how to watch The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, you can do so exclusively on Prime Video. If you aren’t sure what the show is about, we’ll walk you through what we know so far and you can decide whether or not to dive in. Don’t worry, we won’t spoil too much.
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What is The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel About?
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a period TV show that takes place during the 1950s in Manhattan, New York. Miriam, better known as “Midge,” is a mother of two and a wife to Joel. She was the epitome of traditional, female roles during that time until her husband’s failed attempts at comedy and low self-esteem lead him to break off their marriage. She comes to terms with her new future and uses her sharp, funny personality to get her through. She ends up doing comedy far better than her husband ever did, going against female stereotypes, and meeting interesting characters from all over the world.
The show starts off taking place in New York City in the 1950s. Miriam Maisel is a full-time housewife and stay-at-home mom. After a collapse in her marriage, she goes to a comedy club and gets on stage. She ends up getting more laughs than anyone expected and she realizes she might have a gift for performing comedy.
In season two, you follow Midge as she begins climbing the ladder of fame. She keeps her new career a secret from everyone she is close to because she struggles to find where she fits in. Stand-up comedy is a competitive industry that isn’t entirely welcoming to women.
Season three starts on a high note when Miriam is touring and succeeding as a stand-up comic. She struggles with balancing stardom, raising a family, and handling a divorce; it leaves her to carelessly risk everything she has worked hard to build for herself.
In this fourth season, Miriam is left to pick up the pieces of the mistakes she made in season three. She picks up the pieces, puts herself back together, and makes a name for herself as a headliner instead of just an opening act. This season has a stunning cliffhanger that will make you beg to see The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 5.
As we mentioned, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 5 is the final season of popular TV show. Miriam finds herself closer to success than she has ever been before, but has to work harder to be commercially funny. What will new opportunities bring? Will Miriam get back to where she was heading with Shy Baldwin? You’ll have to tune into The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 5 to find out.
There are nine episodes to season 5 and you can start streaming 4 of these right now. The show is known as an Emmy-winning comedy. They have won outstanding comedy series for four years, from 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022. It proves that it is a fan favorite and that they could renew every season without getting canceled because people were watching continuously.
If you are wondering, who you will see in season 5, here is a list of the cast you can expect to see back for the final season.
- Abe Weissman and Rose Weissman (Miriam’s parents) played by Tony Shalhoub and Marin Hinkle
- Joel Maisel, Miriam’s ex-husband, comes back and is played by Michael Zegen.
- Susie Myerson, who is Miriam’s manager, will be in season 5 and is played by Alex Borstein.
- Kelly Bishop and Milo Ventimiglia return and appear one last time for the final season. You might recognize them from Gilmore Girls, a show that was also written and produced by Amy Sherman-Palladino.
As The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel ends with its final season, many questions remain unanswered. You’ll want to see what happens to Miriam, her family, and her career. As always, the humor, costumes, and fast-paced dialogue will keep you watching each Friday. If you have never seen the show and it sounds like it could be interesting to watch, now is a great time to start the series since you know that you’ll be able to finish the entire show. Sometimes, cliff hangers hurt, so you’ll be in the camp of people that do not have to wait to find out what happens next if you start now.