Review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, season 4

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, season 4, proves that some series do improve with age. The fourth season of this comedy sees Midge make some decisions about her career and begin to face some of her mistakes. It may be the funniest season yet. There’s a season 5 promised.

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The Courier: Nail-biting Cold War drama

The Courier is based on a true story about the Cuban Missile Crisis of the early 1960s that almost ended in nuclear war between America and the Soviet Union. Even though I lived through that time and was glued to the news about it, this is a part of the story I never knew. The film is on Prime Video.

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I’m Your Woman Turns Rachel Brosnahan into a Bad Mama

I’m Your Woman, streaming on Prime Video, stars Rachel Brosnahan as the wife of a criminal. She goes on the run when every bad guy in Pittsburgh suddenly and insistently wants to know where he is.

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Review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, season 3

In season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) is on tour as the opening act for famous singer Shy Baldwin (Leroy McClain). She’s traveling with her manager Susie (Alex Borstein). Things are going great! Beware, there are some season 3 spoilers ahead.

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Review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, season 2

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, season 2, didn’t have as much stand up as I hoped it would. I was a bit disappointed in that. It focused more on Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) and the characters around her as people than it did on Midge’s career as a comic. There are some slight spoilers ahead.

Season 2 was more about the people and the life style of 1950s New Yorkers from the Upper East Side. It took me a minute to accept that the story was taking that turn.

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Watch This: A New Trailer for season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Season 1 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel took home a little red wagon full of Emmy Awards and has already been promised a 3rd season by Amazon, even though we haven’t seen season 2 of this comedy yet. Continue Reading: Watch This: A New Trailer for season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Watch This: Trailer for Season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime video returns for season 2 with Midge finding work as a comedian in the Catskills. She had trouble finding the self-discipline to actually develop and stick to an act in season 1. We’ll see if she’s learning her craft in season 2. Continue Reading: Watch This: Trailer for Season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, season 1

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is an Amazon Video exclusive. The first season of this comedy set in 1950s Manhattan is now streaming. It’s the story of the birth of a comedian. There are some season 1 spoilers ahead.Continue Reading: Review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, season 1

Watch This: Trailer for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

I watched the pilot for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel last spring. It was hilarious. I thought it was a sure winner. It’s now set for 2 seasons on Amazon Prime. The first season will debut November 29. I’m looking forward to it. Continue Reading: Watch This: Trailer for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Dovekeepers

Tonight and tomorrow night, the four-hour mini series The Dovekeepers airs on CBS.

At once epic and intimate, The Dovekeepers is based on the novel by Alice Hoffman about the seige of Masada. Masada was a Jewish stronghold atop a mountain in the Judean desert. The key part of the story involves women whose roles were to care for the doves in a large dove cote.

With food and water available, the Jews at Masada managed to hang on for a very long time, but eventually were overwhelmed. Masada was set upon by Roman armies in 70 C.E. Almost everyone died. The dovekeepers were among the few survivors.

The novel, which told this famous historical tale from the point of view of women, was published in 2011. I read the book and found it excellent, so I have high hopes for this mini series.

Here are previews and interviews about the mini series.

The starring roles are played by Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan, and Kathryn Prescott as the dovekeepers.

Roma Downey is the executive producer of the mini series.

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