The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5 Episode 7
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A visiting star to Gordon’s show becomes impressed with Midge, opening a door opens as another sadly closes. Meanwhile, Abe discusses a well-documented quirk of Weismann genetics with the family.
2 Replies to “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5 Episode 7”
Fyi, you mention closed captions — I always watch with CC because I watch on my phone and sometimes the sound is muddy. There have been several episodes where the CC adds info or comedy — the drag house in Paris, the museum in Paris, Mei’s parents, all come to mind as hilarious or useful captions.
It’s also not always translated — which means the choice to hide jokes in CC is intentional, and the choice to not actually translate for all viewers is also intentional. As in, you get the exterior — what it *feels* like to be Midge around these people — and the interior — what it feels like to be around Midge.
And just to cover the bases, you’ll remember that she says in the episode where the fridge breaks, Midge says “Zelda forgot she taught me Polish” which means she is completely understanding this argument and watching it with that in mind makes her reaction utterly hilarious.
Also, love you two. I am a huge Maisel fan but I love film composition and structure, taught classes on it and write horrible screenplays myself, so it’s a ton of fun “talking” about every episode with other TV nerds. And keep the GG references coming! I never finished it, but looking at an auteur’s body of work is foundational commentary. How could you possibly comment on a new book written by Stephen King without mentioning The Shining or a new movie directed by the same without mentioning Overdrive (🤦🏼♀️). This is totally allowable in your basic literary criticism and expected in quality conversation. Don’t limit yourself because someone else isn’t on your level. Sometimes it’s okay to not please everybody 😉
Maybe you can do a podcast when you’re all done with episode podxasts talking about what to watch next if you liked X about the show (clothes, period, director, actor by actor, etc). I know I’m going to need it. 😭
Keep up the good work 🙂 (and sorry this ended up being so long… Probably the definition of “this could have been an email” in reverse.)
Hello! I love hearing your commentary on about each Maisel episode! I heard you mention Danny Kaye as a reference point for Episode 7. Actually Hank Azaria’s ‘Danny Stevens’ character seemed more like an homage to the real life ‘Danny Thomas’ and his show ‘Make Room For Daddy’, his book, and his television empire.