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    Updated on Sep 26, 2018. Posted on Sep 25, 2018

    15 Things To Know About "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" Now That Everyone's Officially Watching It

    All those Emmys can't be wrong!

    1. First, the basics: "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" is an Amazon Prime series that centers on the life of Miriam "Midge" Maisel.


    And it follows her trajectory from Jewish housewife to stand-up comedian.

    2. Midge is a fictional character, but she's inspired by many real-life female comedians.

    3. It's set in the late 1950s...


    4. Which means that there are tons of gorgeous mid-century sets and props...

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    Don't underestimate that Amazon Prime production value!

    5. But also: extremely good costumes.


    It's a lot like Mad Men, but with more dresses.

    6. You'd expect a series about a comedian to be funny — and it is.


    In fact, it won this year's Emmy for Best Comedy Series.

    7. But it also includes sharp and, sadly, still relevant critiques of sexism and the patriarchy.


    8. Plus, there's tons of strong female leads throughout the show.


    Prepare to root fiercely for the badass club booker Susie Myerson, played by Alex Borstein.

    9. So yes, you could say that it's a highly feminist comedy...


    10. Which shouldn't come as a surprise if you know anything about the show's creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino:

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    Also known as the creator of your other fave fast-talking series, Gilmore Girls.

    11. Overall, critics love the show.

    The first season has 94% good reviews in Rotten Tomatoes ,

    12. Not to mention that it cleaned 👏 up 👏 on the awards circuit

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    The show's won two Golden Globes and 5 Emmys this year.

    13. So far, there's only one season, and it only has eight episodes.


    Which means it'll be ridiculously easy to get caught up.

    14. And there's a lot more ~marvelousness~ to come!


    The second season will be released very soon, and a third season has already been confirmed.

    15. And of course, you can watch The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel all on Amazon Prime. So get on it!

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    This post was translated from Spanish.