Wannabe comedian Midge is back on coruscating form in this superb 50s-set comedy
Good comedies have at least one minor character you’re always pleased to see. “Hurrah!” you say out loud, as they brighten whichever scene they’ve breezed into. Then they depart, and all that’s left to do is wait until they appear again.
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel (Amazon Prime), however, has no such character. Because in The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, that’s every character. That’s the show itself.