It must be the law of averages, really, how Season Three pales in comparison to Season Two, which in turn had seemed a shadow of Season One. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” still looks marvelous, but this time the impact banks more on the trademark feel-good rush, rather than engrossing drama.
Season Three was clearly made because the show and its characters are overwhelmingly popular, and not because there was an exciting new story to tell. Series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino avoids any drastic change in Midge Maisel’s world. Rather, in terms of formula, all that worked over two seasons is faithfully brought back – the series is still written with wit, it is shot with relish to reimagine the spectacular sixties, and Rachel Brosnahan”s starring role is still very much the clincher.