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Posted Friday 12/07/18 at 10:10PM EST
Rachel Brosnahan: Shooting Season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "fortunately" didn't feel too different from Season 1
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"It still feels like we're shooting in a vacuum a little bit, because it's a really intense show to shoot," says Brosnahan. "We have a lot of pages in a very short period of time, really long hours, and so we do get to escape. We got to dig deeper into almost all the relationships on the show this year, and I'm so fortunate that as Midge, I have relationships on the show with almost every other character. I enjoyed getting to work more with so much of our core ensemble, and to be able to shoot more together. That was one of the biggest differences between season one and two, is that in season two, you get to see a lot more of the whole family, and the whole ensemble together. Those scenes were fun to shoot — crazy, psychotic, but fun, just to get to see each actor and character have moments to shine."
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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
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- 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
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