6 Reasons You Must Watch 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

6 Reasons You Must Watch 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

"If women don't realize what's going on in the world, they won't step in and fix it." -Midge Maisel

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One may have heard of the show "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," especially during the last award season, as it won many high awards in television. When I finally gave it a try I automatically fell in love with the charming characters, interesting and original plot, beautiful costumes and honestly the whole show.

It's funny, interesting, and is full of beautiful clothing from the time. It also gives watchers a look into New York City and the club life of the time. I'd recommend to anyone to watch this show and enjoy the beauty of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."

1. The show and Mrs. Maisel makes you laugh

I mean it's a show on a woman and her journey to become a stand-up comedian, but one can never be too sure. This show has plenty of laughs, whether it's from the seriousness of Abe, the banter between Midge and Suzie, or Midge's stand up routines. There's a different kind of comedy present for everyone, making plenty of laughs throughout the two seasons.

2. The awards are numerous for the show and cast

This show swept the award season last year and has promising reviews for this coming award season. Last year it was nominated for 13 Primetime Emmy Awards and out of them won a whopping 8 awards. The show was also Nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) for the first season and won a Peabody Award and two Golden Globes. For the second season, it continued to achieve nominations by picking up 3 nominations for the Golden Globes with more nominations looking likely.

3. Midge doesn't put up with the sexism present, especially at the time

When one thinks of the 1950s, it easy to think of the stereotypical housewife. Midge is this wife, yet so much more. She is a woman of the time, yet speaks out about things she believes in and doesn't let people take advantage of her. Even when people think they are getting the better of her, she never lets it keep her down and make her feel less. When her husband left her and some blamed her, she stood up for herself and pointed out that just because she was a woman it was not her fault and she shouldn't get the blame. Midge also points out the disadvantages of women and how they are given to women by men to keep them less successful and pushes for successful, thriving, and slightly nontraditional women to be the norm.

4. She shows you can have hard times and still rise to the top

Being a woman in the 1950's already sets you up to have fewer advantages than most. Given this, Midge doesn't let this keep her down. When her husband leaves her she has a bit of a meltdown, but rises back up and takes care of herself by getting a job. Later, when she hits problems and barriers in her comedic road she may show discourage for a bit, but then proceeds by pushing through and showing everyone just how great she is, giving them hell for ever doubting her.

5. MISS UNGERMEYER

When I saw Suzie pop up in the show, the inner "Lizzie McGuire" loving child in me freaked out. Miss Ungermeyer is a staple of my childhood considering I watched the "Lizzie McGuire" movie 50 million times as a kid. Once I got over my internal freak-out and started to see more of the character, I realized just how different this character is. Gone is that Disney chaperone and instead is a foul-mouthed, determined, and hysterical woman who becomes Midges right-hand woman and manager on her road of stand up.

6. The families, though in the 50's are really relatable

Every family has their quirks, problems, and dynamics. This family is no different from others in that respect. They may be from the '50s, but they still each have their parts, issues, and personalities. They also show many sides that many can relate to, such as having less than enthused parents about a career, to having parents have the slight favorite child, to feeling like they just aren't quite ever on your side. Yet even with these feelings and problems they still stick together and have each others' back through it all, which is what family is.

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If you think you have run out of TV shows to watch on a lazy day at home, think again. These eight series are the ones that are a must watch and honestly might be some of the best of best. These are the eight series you must binge-watch before you die.

1. Breaking Bad

Widely consider the greatest TV series in history, Breaking Bad is a classic. This show has all the twists and turns that would come from being a Meth cook. Although only lasting 5 seasons, Breaking Bad is truly worth every second. All 5 seasons are available on Netflix.

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This was definitely a close second place behind Breaking Bad. The Wire is the greatest crime drama that has ever been done. The storylines get better and better every season, once again it only lasted five seasons. All five seasons are available on HBO.com.

3. The Sopranos 

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4. Mad Men

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Ever since "Bob's Burgers" was taken off Netflix, I have been going through major withdrawal. So, I have been renting them from my library and watching them periodically. And as I was watching through the thirteen episodes of season one, it just proved to me how much I laugh during this show. It is incredibly funny, and I don't think people realize that.

So here are fifteen moments that are just too hilarious.

1. The Thanksgiving song that Linda came up with

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3. When Louise took personal offense when her mom gave up her room when they ran a bed and breakfast for a weekend

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All Linda wanted to do was open a bed and breakfast to earn some more cash for Tina's birthday party. But, of course, Louise had to make things just a little more difficult.

4. When Linda greatly defended her drunken escapades 

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Linda is a wine mom and won't let anyone get between her and a good bottle of wine.

5. Literally anything Bob says because his voice is hilarious

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It doesn't matter what Bob says, his voice makes everything he says hilarious and relatable.

6. When Tina had a place on her parents' bed just for her thrashing

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7. Every time Linda said her catchphrase "Alright" had me cracking up

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It doesn't matter the context in which she says it, it's always relevant.

8. When Bob started working at a community garden and couldn't have been happier

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9. When Tina was learning how to drive and hit the only other car in the parking lot because she couldn't make a turning decision

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This scene gets me every time. Of course, Tina hits the only other car in the parking lot. And of course, that car belongs to Bob's arch-rival Jimmy Pesto.

10. When Gene put a twist on the joke "my eyes are up here"

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Leave it to Gene to make a joke funnier with his own little quirks

11. When Tina and Louise went to a Boyz 4 Now concert and Louise fell in love with Booboo 

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12. When Tina thought that 'glasses' meant something a little different

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This was also from the Thanksgiving episode mentioned above, but Tina definitely made the toast better with her version.

13. When Gene learned the hard way to why people don't eat tacos on the toilet

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14. When Linda said what everybody thinks when they see mini croissants

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Linda is a woman after her true desires. And mini croissants were calling her name.

15. And despite all the name-calling and whatnot, they are still a very loving family

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