Saturday, December 8, 2018

Season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is Disappointing...

Sorry, it is not that marvelous. I liked Season 1 a lot. Season 2 obviously has a way bigger budget, and the acting ensemble is very good, but the writing and story telling is off.  The vintage visuals are great, but the writing does not always mesh with the time period. I have not gone through the whole season yet, but that is because I am having a tough time getting through each episode.  

It is disappointing because some of it is funny and works well. Then there is an episode or scene that is either too over the top or inconsistent that it gets me out of the moment. Rachel Brosnahan is a very good actor, but her character (as written) becomes grating (and I am only though the third episode of Season 2).  

EBL: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 1 Recap and Rachel Brosnahan

Vanity Fair: The Less Than Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2

Rotten Tomatoes: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Woodsterman: Rule 5

Hogewash: Podcast Time

Feral Irishman : Best Tree

Maggie's Farm: Better Times

Lem's Place : Photo of SCOTUS

Mark Steyn: First They Came For

Goodstuff Cyber World: Innuendo

357 Magnum: Sat Links and Links

90 Miles from Tyranny: Rule 5 links

Animal Magnetism: Gingermageddon

Camp of the Saints: The Left in America

Knuckledraggin' My Life Away: A Prius?

A View From The Beach : More DIY RussiaGate

Political Clown Parade : Flowing Curves Of Beauty

The Right Way: H.B. USMCGHWBFriday BabeLink-O-Rama

Proof Positive: Best Of The WebFNBVintage Babe, and Medal of Honor

The Lid: Christmas vs. HanukkahSo you think you know what Hanukkah is about? Think again, and Baby, It's Cold Outside (except in Cleveland)

TOM: Princeton Feminist Noa Wollstein Hates Men and ‘Heteronormative’ Kissing, Soros Bankrolled Anti-Israel Democrat Candidate With $225,000 Fellowship, ‘White Supremacy’: The Liberal Media’s Racial Narrative vs. Common Sense, In The Mailbox: 12.07.18, Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge, MUELLER BOMBSHELL?, Transgender Totalitarianism: Virginia High School Teacher Fired Over PronounsTransgender Terrorism: British Feminist Professor Targeted for HarassmentComedian Kevin Hart Quits Oscar Host Gig Over ‘Homophobia’ AccusationLena Dunham Lied About Rape, AgainIn The Mailbox: 12.06.18‘Be Not Conformed to This World’Catch and Release: MS-13 Killer Avoided Deportation Because of Obama JudgeIn The Mailbox: 12.05.18‘The Title IX Reign of Terror’The Bankruptcy of #NeverTrumpDigital Fire Sale: ‘Get Woke, Go Broke’ Wiping Out SJW Online MediaBuzzword Alert: ‘Neoliberalism’Late Night With In The Mailbox: 12.03.18‘Too Late to Save the University’?‘It’s Like Undermining What Our Generation Is Trying to Do,' The New Rules: AVOID ALL WOMEN!‘The Bible and the Belt’FMJRA 2.0: A Smooth Jazz InterludeGeorge H.W. Bush, R.I.P.CNN Commentator Fired After U.N. Speech Endorsing Anti-Israel ViolenceIn The Mailbox: 11.30.18Friday Fiction: 100 Word ChallengeScience Superstar Neil deGrasse Tyson Exposed as Sexual ‘Predator'

A collection of sites known for appreciation of Rule 5 and retro vintage TV shows:


  1. I seem to recall seeing on Twitter that this series was loosely based on the life of Joan Rivers, "except without the humor."

    1. The first season had a character, Midge Maisel, who was charming. That gave the show some heart (I do like the parents, they and the other supporting characters gave the show some depth). She is morphing into a character that is more grating and defintely not funny. She is completely self centered and not in a good way. Even the supporting characters are off.

      Joan Rivers was funny when she started. She became progressively less funny and more grating over time.

      So I see the pattern developing too!

  2. She is an actress. Not an actor. Men are actors, females are actresses.


I welcome all legitimate comments. Keep it civil. Spam will be deleted. Thanks.