The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5 Review – Rachel Brosnahan delights once again

By Adam Lock
Published: April 12, 2023 (Last updated: 2 weeks ago)
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The fast-talking Prime Video original is back for more cleverly-layered witticisms and inspiring underdog plotting. The set designs and costumes are as spellbinding as ever, and Rachel Brosnahan shines as the wannabe starlet. Fans will not be disappointed.

We review the Prime Video series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5, which does not contain spoilers.

It seems to be a rarity in this day and age for a TV show to last for five seasons, but The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has rightfully earned this longevity, collecting numerous awards and plenty of critical acclaim over its six-year run.

The period dramedy has excelled at Prime Video, thanks to the magic of creator Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls) and her exceptional creative team, both on and off the screen.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5 Review and Plot Summary

Season five finds stand-up comedian Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) at a crossroads in her life. She wants fame and fortune but struggles to make that final leap into stardom.

Luckily for Midge, she is now faced with the opportunity of a lifetime, writing on the Gordon Ford Show, and the comedienne grasps this lucrative gig with both hands. Midge is an excellent comic, performing stand-up shows every night of the week, but she finds it tricky to break into this man’s world of TV broadcasting.

There are other hurdles to overcome as well; single-mom Midge has a family to provide for and still lives with her wacky parents Abe (Tony Shalhoub) and Rose (Marin Hinkle). They have problems of their own, experiencing rather bad luck at an alarming consistency.

The parents chip in with the babysitting while Midge juggles two jobs. And yet she still finds time to search for love.

The latest season throws in some potential love interests for Midge. There’s a welcome return for Gilmore Girls’ alumni Milo Ventimiglia as Sylvio and many other possible suitors that will remain nameless for this spoiler-free article.

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The regular cast members are back, and Midge’s persistent manager Susie (Alex Borstein) continues to be a great source of entertainment. Her business is growing in stature and popularity in season five. And she has plenty of dilemmas of her own, working with crooks, divas, and pretentious actors. It’s the usual chaos that fans have come to love from the show.

But of course, Midge is the central player, and we get a front-row seat to her burgeoning stand-up career. Midge is a perfect protagonist, someone that you cannot help but root for.

You want her to win at all costs, rejoice in her victories, and mourn her losses like all the great TV characters of our time. Rachel Brosnahan captures this underdog spirit with her usual witty charm and cinematic star power.

Is The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5 good or bad?

Season five of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is another fast-paced and consistently funny addition to the show’s oeuvre. Each installment is delivered with whip-smart, exceptional writing, and superb production value. These swinging sixties period sets are just astounding to behold, immersing viewers in that highly stylized bygone era.

Each section of the series is well-executed, from the writing to the acting, and of course, not forgetting the painstaking detail of recreating the era. It’s just an award-worthy production throughout, one that has real repeat-viewing appeal.

Is The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5 worth watching?

Yes! It’s just a delightful jaunt all around, one that viewers will love returning to again and again. Midge’s journey is one worth seeing through to the bitter end. Fans will not be disappointed, and this highly entertaining series will surely win over new followers in the process too.

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