The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017-) continues to be fabulous in season 2! I binged my way through the entire series in a few days and my toes just twinkled at everything: the characters, the snappy dialogue, the locations, and THE WARDROBE. Let’s count down everything that’s making me happy about season 2:
Okay, so it’s my favorite city on the planet, but when Midge’s mom Rose decides to run off from her crazy family and re-find herself, what better city in which to do it? And what a perfect place for Rose and Abe to reconnect!
Okay, so I LOVES me a crusty, cranky character who says what they’re thinking, so Abe has just been Working For Me this season. Watching him give Benjamin the third degree (he made him submit reading lists!!)! Furious at Midge over the comedy and all her other life choices! Jumping to crazy conspiracy theories after finding his son works for the CIA! ALL THE CRANKY, ALL THE TIME!
3. Rufus Sewell
He’s got a small part in one episode as a super avant garde painter, but the second I heard that voice, my ovaries started tingling.
2. Girdle Jokes
Okay, so this is from season 1, but Midge explaining how she’s basically physically impervious due to the armor of her girdle? DYING!
1. The Wardrobe, Duh
The costumes continue to be FAB-U-LOUS. Donna Zakowska continues as designer from season 1, and she’s done a number of interviews, like:
- This Costume Designer Wants You to Look as Marvelous as Mrs. Maisel
- Mrs. Maisel’s Costume Designer Explains Five Key Outfits From Season Two
- ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Costumes and Sets Bring “Magical Color” to Season 2
- MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL‘S DESIGNER ON THE SHOW’S SECOND SEASON
There have been co-designers credited on a number of episodes, many of whom are otherwise listed in the Costume/Wardrobe Department, and I love the idea that different people are being given a moment to shine. They are: Claire Aquila, Katie Hartsoe, Annie Le, Ben Phillip, Isabelle Simone Rabaud, and Marina Reti.
How much do you love The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel?