The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Ya Shivu v Bolshom Dome Na Kholme
November 30, 2017 2:44 AM - Season 1, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Midge's life is in a tailspin in the wake of Joel leaving. Midge and Joel's parents butt heads while trying to keep their family together. Susie pushes Midge to get back on stage and find her voice.
posted by A4 (7 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
When I watched the pilot during Amazon pilot season, I hoped the show would immediately abandon Joel and focus on Midge's stand up. I knew that wasn't terribly likely, but Joel is so sooo awful.

His dad is hilarious though - "You know what else is French? The guillotine!" And I really like the relationship between him and Abe. I still hope we get progressively less of Joel, but I guess he's the comedic inspiration at least for now.

Looking forward to meeting Midge's lawyer. I feel like that's a fun character opportunity.

I'm glad this has been so much fun so far, after the underwhelming (for me, at least) Netflix return of the Gilmore Girls last year.
posted by the primroses were over at 2:35 PM on December 2, 2017 [2 favorites]

Yeah, I really didn't like the focus early in this episode on Joel, who is the least interesting character in the pilot, but the writing and characterization are so much fun, particularly when we get back to the fantastic pairing of Midge and Susie, that I am ready to binge for sure.
posted by mediareport at 4:54 AM on December 4, 2017

This is so fun to watch. I need more TV shows that are fun. And I want all the coats the women wear, and of course the hats.
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 6:29 AM on December 4, 2017 [8 favorites]

Joel's parents almost make up for Joel still being around. He is the worst.

"French food is so salty. Do they do that on purpose?"
posted by He Is Only The Imposter at 4:59 AM on December 12, 2017 [1 favorite]

Joel: TMMM :: Larry:OTINB
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:47 AM on December 27, 2017 [2 favorites]

Living the show. So glad to see Rachel Brosnahan again!

One thing I didn’t get was how Midge let Joel get away with saying they were separating instead of saying he left. I think his mother would have had quite a bit to say to her son about that.
posted by LizBoBiz at 3:17 PM on February 25, 2018 [2 favorites]

You can find a list of the music used in this episode - and all the others - here. The show has won back to back Emmy awards for its "music supervision". I love their choices.
posted by rongorongo at 2:07 AM on November 12, 2019

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