SPOILER ALERT! This post contains spoilers for the series finale of HBO’s Succession.
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Spoiler alert! Spoilers ahead for the series finale of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, titled “Four Minutes”. Read on at your own risk.
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” took its final bow on Friday, as the season 5 finale showed us exactly where Rachel Brosnahan’s titular comedienne, Midge Maisel, ended up in the later years of her A-list career.
The flash-forward-heavy fifth and final season of the Emmy-winning comedy took away the suspense of Midge’s success early on in the final episodes, sharing with viewers that she did, in fact, become one of the biggest names in comedy. The unique story structure was one that the “Mrs. Maisel” creative team had been planning for some time, executive producer Dan Palladino told ET.
“Once we decided it was the last season, we just dove right into it,” he recalled. “It was fun, because we got to do time travel, but we’re not science fiction. We got to see the touchstones in their lives, all throughout their lives. We loved it. We’ve never tried anything like that. It was ambitious, and it was a great storytelling device for us.”
“And, of course,” creator and EP Amy Sherman-Palladino added, “it allowed us to drive home the theme, which is the true love of each other’s lives were Susie and Midge.”
As viewers watched throughout the final season, the comedienne and her long-suffering manager, Susie Myerson (Alex Borstein), had a major falling out over Susie’s mob ties. However, by the final flash-forward — all the way to 2005 — we see that the pair have reconciled and stayed in touch. In fact, they regularly watch their DVR-ed episodes of “Jeopardy!” together on the phone from opposite coasts; Midge from her New York City penthouse and Susie from a sunny, bird-filled chateau in southern
SPOILER ALERT! This post contains spoilers for the series finale of HBO’s Succession.
“I laughed til I cried and cried til I laughed.” That’s a snippet from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan’s Instagram post today on her thoughts after the final episode of the Emmy-winning series dropped on Prime Video. Brosnahan shared some behind-the-scenes images in a photo gallery followed by a video of the moments immediately after the final scene was shot. (Hint – there’s a lot of confetti).
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel aired its finale episode on Friday, May 26. And quite frankly, it was marvelous.
took its final bow on Friday, as the season 5 finale showed us exactly where Rachel Brosnahan's titular comedienne ended up in the later years of her A-list career.The flash-forward-heavy final season of the Emmy-winning comedy took away the suspense of Midge's success early on in the final episodes, sharing with viewers that she did, in fact, become one of the biggest names in comedy. The unique story structure was one that the creative team had been planning for some time, executive producer Dan Palladino told ET.«Once we decided it was the last season, we just dove right into it,» he recalled. «It was fun, because we got to do time travel, but we're not science fiction.
While drew plenty of inspiration from real-life celebrities of the 1960s over the course of its five-season run, none were more central to the journey of Rachel Brosnahan's titular comedienne than Lenny Bruce, played by Luke Kirby.While only appearing in a few episodes per season, Kirby's Lenny had a profound impact on Midge as she traversed the grueling world of stand-up comedy. Whether they were sharing the backseat of a police car after being arrested or sharing the stage at The Gaslight, Lenny was a touchstone to the industry for Midge and a constant cheerleader if ever she started to doubt her talents.With 's series finale debuting on Friday — and the use of flash-forwards employed throughout the final season — many wondered how, or even if, the show would address the real-life fate of Bruce, who died of a drug overdose in 1966.The finale kicks off with Lenny onstage in 1965 San Francisco, a recreation of one of the final shows of the real-life comic's career.
Angelique Jackson SPOILER ALERT: This interview contains spoilers from the series finale of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. More than half a decade ago, Rachel Brosnahan stepped in front of a vintage microphone to deliver a standup routine as 1950s Upper West Side housewife-turned-comic Miriam “Midge” Maisel. It was early on in production for the first season of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” and she was terrified. “I remember turning to Alex [Borstein, who plays Maisel’s no-nonsense manager Susie Myerson] and going, ‘Please don’t let me suck,’” Brosnahan tells Variety. “’If you see something, say something; like, please, any advice at all, I’ll take it.’ She looked at me and said, ‘I can’t help you. Take up your space, and ask for what you need. And bring this character into the world. Nobody knows who she is but you.’”
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel comes to an end with its fifth season.Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, the comedy drama series follows 1950s New York housewife Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) who decides to pursue a career in stand-up comedy.The series has become a critical darling since it began in 2017, winning 20 Emmys, including Outstanding Comedy Series in 2018, from 66 total nominations so far.Alongside Brosnahan, the show’s cast includes Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen, Marin Hinkle, Tony Shalhoub, Kevin Pollak, Caroline Aaron, Jane Lynch and Luke Kirby.Speaking during a Q&A in 2020 (via TVLine), Sherman-Palladino explained that they knew where they wanted to end the show from the beginning.“We don’t want to overstay our welcome,” she said.
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Rachael Brosnahan gets a selfie with Midge Maisel‘s own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
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Angelique Jackson Two-time Emmy winner Alex Borstein is having a transformative year. Not only is “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” coming to an end after a five-season run on Amazon’s Prime Video, but she’s also released her most personal project to date, the musical comedy special “Corsets and Clown Suits,” which is also streaming on the platform. In this episode of the Awards Circuit podcast, Borstein reflects on her experience playing Susie Myerson, the no-nonsense manager of the titular stand-up comic (Rachel Brosnahan), and the way her characterization evolved over time, especially this season when her personal life and sexuality are more fully explored. Listen below!
Sliding Doors explores the consequences that lie behind split second decisions, and the concept proved to be a hit with audiences even if critics met its release with mixed reviews.The film, which came out in 1998, starred a then 24 year old Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently won a ski crash lawsuit, and John Hannah, who had shot to fame a few years earlier when he scored a part in Hugh Grant’s hit romantic comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral.Their characters meet by chance on the London Underground, and the film explores two alternate realities where Gwyneth’s character Helen either makes or misses her tube train.The film is about to turn 25 and, over the years, a few of the film’s stars and production team have opened up about some of the on-set secrets. Director Peter Howitt shared that he had clashed with Gwyneth Paltrow behind the scenes, and that she had once told him to “just let it go, Pete” when he insisted on shooting and reshooting a handful of scenes.
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