The second season of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” could easily be called “The Wonderful Mrs. Weismann.”
That’s because Midge’s mom, Rose (Marin Hinkle), gets the spotlight after spending the first season wringing her hands. Tired of her lot in life, she heads to Paris (yup, Paris) and begins a new life that, interestingly, gets a charge out of her husband (Tony Shalhoub), too.
Her daughter (Rachel Brosnahan), meanwhile, finds there’s an audience for female-centric comedy when she hits a stage in Paris and lands more than one joke, thanks to an interpreter.
If season one was about Midge’s rise, season two definitely strikes a blow for other women (and Hinkle, by the way, is fabulous). In the ‘50s-era comedy, they’re not willing to listen to lectures and attend teas. They’re eager to come into their own and, yes, sketch nude men.
Written by Amy Sherman-Palladino, “Mrs. Maisel” has such spunk it deserves a longer