The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4 premieres on February 18 on Amazon Prime Video.
By Ariba Bhuvad
As a big fan of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, I found myself feeling underwhelmed during the first two episodes of the show’s fourth season given to critics to review. The series was missing that *oomph* that we love and adore about this uncensored, comedic look into one single woman’s journey during the 1950s. I love that the show stands out because of its courageous efforts to give a female character a different storyline during a time period when women were expected to stay home and be housewives. Rachal Brosnahan does this role so incredibly well, and that doesn’t change during the first two episodes of this new season.
However, there is something lackluster about the first two episodes and it doesn’t necessarily pull you into the series as previous seasons have. The story picks up immediately after the events of the season 3 finale when Midge is left on the tarmac after being ditched by the tour group she was supposed to be jetting off to Europe with.
The season picks up from there but does so in an incredibly slow manner. In fact, it was a bit anticlimactic! I know, it hurt me too! But I will reserve complete judgment for the season until I watch it in its entirety because two episodes out of ten or eight (not sure how many there are this season) aren’t enough to gauge which direction a show like this will take.
I was reminded that Milo Ventimiglia is going to be in this season, and if that man is going to be showing up at some point, I have a sneaking suspicion my opinions are going to change very quickly. I look forward to watching the rest of the season because this show has its comedic moments and it is always fun to watch. Brosnahan’s performance is always top-notch, and even in these two episodes, I thought she delivered and packed a punch. It’s the storyline so far that comes off uninteresting, but here’s to hoping that will change as the season goes on!
I give The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 4 a B-.