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Posted Wednesday 12/05/18 at 10:56PM EST
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's success has led to a Season 2 that is "the most Amy Sherman-Palladino show of all time"
Amy Sherman-Palladino never got Emmy recognition with her critically acclaimed Gilmore Girls. But with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, she's at "the center of the TV conversation -- as she should be -- winning Emmys and becoming the single most important producer at Amazon," says Todd VanDerWerff. "Riding high on all that praise, season two essentially affords Sherman-Palladino the chance to make the most Amy Sherman-Palladino show of all time," he says. "There are whole scenes that exist solely because they’re beautiful, including a handful of gorgeous dance sequences set in Paris, complete with mist rolling in off the Seine and the streetlights glowing in the fog. She rarely drops out of wide shots that are as meticulously designed and framed as anything Wes Anderson has come up with, and she’s fond of long tracking shots that follow characters through busy, bustling environments...Long sections of every episode play out as elaborate farce, giving those wide shots the feeling of theater, of watching great actors get their hooks into a big, funny comedic catastrophe. And the show is thrillingly and specifically Jewish. If you’re not Jewish — and no, I’m not — the show opens a window into not just a very particular religious culture but a very specific time period in that culture. Mrs. Maisel is the kind of series that will simply sit back and feature a large section of a Yom Kippur service. Sure, there are jokes interspersed, but the scene is a loving evocation of a specific place, time, and culture. But all this obscures, ever so slightly, just how little story or tension exists within the show."
- Season 2 feels more like an Amy Sherman-Palladino show than the first -- it's more leisurely and enjoyable
- To say that the new season doubles down on everything the first did is an understatement
- Mrs. Maisel deftly avoids the sophomore slump as it looks both backward and forward
- Mrs. Maisel returns with confident ease and plenty of ambition
- Season 2 is awash in stumbles and questionable choices of focus, but the dialogue is humming and the remarkable cast is in rhythm
- Season 2 is bigger and prettier, but it's a much slower burn since it takes a long time for Midge to face a real challenge
- Watching Mrs. Maisel, you realize that it’s doing something that much of quality TV doesn’t even attempt to do any more -- it actively tries to entertain and be charming
- Los Angeles' iconic Canter's Deli is giving out free sandwiches to promote Mrs. Maisel
- Tony Shalhoub says his Season 2 romper was designed and made specifically for him
- Michael Zegen recalls being recognized in London as "Mr. Maisel"
- Inside Mrs. Maisel's set design: "The color palette’s very important, the types of fabric, the technology of the period," says production designer Bill Groom
- Rachel Brosnahan: "I think in the second season she's also confronted with all of the ways that she has yet to change and grow"
- Zachary Levi is a tremendous addition to Mrs. Maisel's cast
- Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino discuss relating Mrs. Maisel's 1950s to the present
Posted Thursday 12/21/17 at 10:23PM EST
Barbra Streisand had to “literally sit down and watch” a scene from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel before approving use of her music
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
“She did it the day after the (2016) presidential election,” says producer Dan Palladino. “Either she was looking for a distraction or decided the end of times was coming and she needed to get her last business done. We didn't hear anything from her other than the OK to do it.” Amy Sherman-Palladino adds, “I basically wrote Barbra a soliloquy, a love letter. That piece of music had been in my brain from before the scene was completed.” ALSO: How Marvelous Mrs. Maisel put together its 1950s soundtrack.
Posted Tuesday 9/26/17 at 5:44PM EDT
A second Gilmore Girls revival might be possible at Netflix, despite its creator’s new Amazon deal
According to Michael Ausiello, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino’s new Amazon deal contains an “out” clause that would allow them to do a follow-up to Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life for Netflix