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What ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ can teach you about living your best life

In March of last year, Amazon Prime unveiled 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'. There are many aspects of the show that stand out, including its protagonist Midge Maisel, who really brings the show to life.

What ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ can teach you about living your best life

In March last year, Amazon Prime unveiled The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The show has delighted critics and audiences alike – the award-winning show currently holds a lofty 96% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It doesn’t look like the momentum of the series is slowing down anytime soon. Back in May, the show won the prestigious Audience Award at the Series Mania Festival in Lille, France.

There are many aspects of the show that stand out – it’s a bold commentary on feminism and the place of the female in American society, it’s got a toe-tappingly good soundtrack, and it boasts a fantastic supporting cast. However, its the protagonist Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) who really brings the show to life. Midge is a totally modern gal – here are all the ways you can live as your best self by emulating Midge.

Don’t be afraid to reinvent yourself


At first, Midge is completely blindsided by her new status as a single woman, but she very quickly focuses her energy into becoming self-sufficient. It doesn’t matter that Midge’s struggle takes place in 1958 – her problems can apply to modern women (divorcees or not). By embracing her passion and her love of comedy, she finds the key to her own personal happiness.

Stay true to yourself

'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

Throughout the show, Midge is pressured into being someone that she’s not. She ultimately realizes that being herself is her greatest asset of all. You do you gang!

Fight the patriarchy

Amazon's 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

Above all, Midge is entirely unapologetic for who she is, and she embraces her womanhood in a masculine world. Even after being taken to court for public indecency, she pushes back against the idea that women should behave and act in a certain way.

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