Tony Shalhoub on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and the fabled Psych/Monk crossover

Tony Shalhoub plays buttoned-up exceptionally well—his repressed, depressed Adrian Monk is the most memorable character to emerge from a network devoted to them. But the Emmy-winning actor also spent much of Monk’s eight seasons hinting at the vibrancy buried beneath all the mannerisms and immaculate (if a bit drab)…

Let’s start again: 12 resolutions for pop culture in 2018

It’s a New Year, and with it comes the opportunity for a fresh start—to take a hard and unflinching look at the areas in our lives that could stand to be improved, then to immediately give up on that and start thinking about how pop culture can better distract us from our problems. In what has become an annual…

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel serves up Midge’s twentysomething angst, minus the avocado toast

The opening to “The Disappointment of the Dionne Quintuplets” is absolutely breathtaking, with shots of Midge moving out of her and Joel’s apartment, layered with many of Midge’s happy memories of marriage: we see her and Joel eating Chinese take-out on the floor of an empty apartment, welcoming in their first born,…

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel breaks boundaries for its main character and its creator

Amy Sherman-Palladino’s TV creations have always evoked a romantically vintage feel, like the beloved cozy world of Gilmore Girls’ Stars Hollow or the idyllic California dance setting of Bunheads. In her new Amazon series, Sherman-Palladino embraces nostalgia wholeheartedly, diving into a rose-colored mid-century…

Amazon wants 2 seasons of Amy Sherman-Palladino’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Netflix may have given Amy Sherman-Palladino her Gilmore Girls revival, but she has a new home at Amazon. The latter streaming service picked up not one but two seasons of the creator’s latest series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, it announced Monday. The show transports Sherman-Palladino’s knack for zingers to the 1950s…