Series Lovers Say Goodbye to Hit Shows
It’s been a tough week for series lovers, with many hit shows like Succession, Barry, Ted Lasso, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel ending one after another. While Succession has been generating the most buzz, we shouldn’t overlook The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, a successful Prime Video series that should be talked about.
Feminine and Feminist Series
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel follows the story of Jewish comedian Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel and her manager Susie Myerson, as they try to break barriers in a male-dominated world during the 1950s. The series tells the story of Midge’s personal and professional growth with wit and humor, introducing us to a tenacious and independent woman. Throughout the four seasons, the series established itself as a feminine and feminist series that raises awareness of the struggles women face in our society.
Surprising Twist for Men
One of the most powerful moments in the series takes place in the penultimate episode, when Abe Maisel, Midge’s father, has a powerful revelation. Throughout the series, Midge faces countless obstacles due to men, including her ex-husband Joel and her father himself. But in this episode, the series dares to send a message to men from the perspective of a father. We see how Midge’s father realizes he has been ignoring his daughter’s talents and potential, blind to the traditions and beliefs that shaped his generation. He acknowledges how his blindness has damaged their relationship and how he failed both his children. He opens his eyes to his daughter’s achievements, recognizing her worth and strength, and finally attends her show.
The Importance of Love and the Paternal Gaze
This scene is the real key to the entire series, as it shows that social changes are possible through the love of a father. It isn’t about making men the ultimate villains, but rather proposing a shift in perspective and acknowledging the importance of recognizing women’s talents and potential. Ultimately, the series tells the story not just of Midge’s achievements, but also of her parents and their own personal growths and transformations. It reminds us of the importance of love and the paternal gaze in the pursuit of progress and change.