Why You Need to Start Your Free Trial of Amazon Prime to Watch The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

See this woman standing outside of a Jewish butcher shop screaming “We got the rabbi” for all to hear with two black and white cookies in her hand? This is Midge. Midge is an amazing woman who takes what life throws at her and makes the absolute best of it. Not to mention your new girl crush of 2018. Did you know that as a college student you get a free trial of Amazon prime? If you didn't, now you do. You can take advantage of so many features that prime has to offer, but the best part, even better than free 2-day shipping, is the prime original shows.

I recently got hooked on a show over break since classes were over and I had nothing to do except be lazy. This show is called The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Any fan of Gilmore Girls will recognize that it is another Amy Sherman-Palladino show and love it just like they do Lorelai and Rory. It takes you back to New York City during the 1950’s to follow a Jewish woman named Miriam “Midge” Maisel. She has a perfect life with perfect children from a perfect husband who is into stand up comedy. She had everything she planned for her whole life until her husband decided to leave her. She channels the feelings that came with her husband leaving into her own stand-up comedy act and changes her life for the better.

I’m not going to give away the rest of the show for you, but I want the world to know how much we needed this show. The time period it is set in already had its problems for women, but this show destroys them all. Midge is supposed to be married and not working. She separates from her husband and gets a job, the exact thing she is not supposed to do. She lives her life and goes on as normal. Her parents and friends judge her and tell her to go back, but she refuses. This is the ultimate strong, independent woman show that every human needs to watch. Every second watching this show, I had the feeling of “Wow. She is incredible and I hope I can take dirt and make it into gold like she does.”

As women today, we have it pretty good compared to how women were expected to live during the 1950’s. We can hold any job we set our minds to. We can live single and not be judged for it. We can be anything we want to be and be encouraged to do just that. We are so lucky. But if we didn’t have women like Midge in our history, we would still be expected to live the way she is. She fictionally trail blazed and showed us how women were changing the world for us.

So, if you need some girl power in your binge-watching sessions, this is the show for you. I recommend it to everyone I speak to. Midge is complete #goals. If you watch this show and love it as much as I did, we need to be friends.


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