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Midge of ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ is kinda rude (and that’s a good thing)

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While The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2 is every bit as charming and effervescent as we’ve come to expect, the latest episodes make it impossible to deny what we suspected but ignored in Season 1: Midge Maisel is kind of rude.

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, given our protagonist’s aspirations in the male-dominated field of standup comedy. In 2018, women on TV (and in real life) are done apologizing and pretending to be perfect. Midge is no Claire Underwood or Serena Joy, ┬ábut when we extol her virtues, let us not pretend that to be demure and polite is among them. She’s aggressive in ways to which the average viewer can actually relate. Read more…

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