‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Is Back! Everything You Need to Know Before Watching Season 2
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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Is Back! Everything You Need to Know Before Watching Season 2

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Prepare to laugh until you have abs, because The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is returning just in time for the holidays.

Season two of the popular Amazon series will be available for your streaming pleasure on Wednesday, December 5. So, if you need a refresher before watching the premiere, keep reading for everything you need to know about season one of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

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Meet Miriam

Miriam (Rachel Brosnahan), or “Midge,” is the epitome of a ’50s housewife. Not only does she live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her husband, Joel, and two children, but she also incorporates at least one Jewish joke into every conversation.

So, what makes her so special? First, she’s a huge supporter of Joel’s side gig as a stand-up comic, despite the fact that he straight up sucks. However, that all changes when she learns Joel is leaving her for his secretary, Penny Pann (yep, you read that right). Midge becomes belligerently drunk, stumbles to Joel’s stand-up spot and performs an unrehearsed routine that deserves its own Netflix special.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how it all began.

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…and Her Parents

Abe (Tony Shalhoub) and Rose (Marin Hinkle) are the ultimate helicopter parents. No, really. They live directly above Midge’s apartment, making it easy to find a babysitter and impossible to avoid interaction.

While they don’t contribute much to the story line (excluding their iconic one-liners), it’s important to note that they’ve made it their mission to raise a stay-at-home mom. So, the fact that Midge is getting a divorce, dabbling in comedy and working at a makeup counter is practically equivalent to committing a murder.

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The Dynamic Duo

No, we’re not talking about Midge and Joel. We’re referring to her other partner-in-crime comedy, Susie Myerson (Alex Borstein). You probably remember her as the Gaslight Cafe employee who takes an interest in Midge after she drunkenly takes the stage for the first time.

As a manager to the stars, Susie takes the up-and-coming comedienne under her wing and educates her on how to deliver a stand-up comedy act and not look like a fool. (Cough, Joel, cough.)

Sure, they butt heads on occasion, but season two will focus on the duo taking Midge’s stand-up act on the road. So yeah, cue the petty fights.

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The Competition

In season one, Midge lands an opening gig for her comedy idol, Sophie Lennon (Jane Lynch). It doesn’t take long for her to realize the real-life Sophie couldn’t be farther from her homely on-stage persona. (Think rags to riches.)

Although the pair didn’t end on good terms, Sophie is expected to return in season two. In fact, Lynch exclusively told PureWow that her character tries to sabotage Midge in the new episodes.

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The Doomed Marriage

Throughout season one, Midge and Joel are separated and living in different apartments. But things take a steamy turn when they bond over mac ’n’ cheese and booze during their son’s birthday party. Flirting leads to kissing and kissing leads to…you get the picture.

But wait! At the end of the episode, Joel stumbles into the Gaslight only to find Midge cracking jokes about sleeping with her ex-husband. To top it off, she has a brand-new stage name: Mrs. Maisel. He gets pissed, storms out and accuses Susie of ruining his life.

So, what does this mean for their relationship? It’s hard to tell, considering every step forward results in more setbacks. Nevertheless, season two will further explore the ins and outs of the couple’s complicated relationship…or what’s left of it.

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