Thursday, April 25, 2024

Rachel Brosnahan Bids Farewell to “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” After Final, Perfect Season Capped by Elvis Costello


The final episode of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” dropped last night. It was the perfect ending to a great season. This is the Best Comedy of 2023, without a doubt.

The series hit every high note in Season Four, ending with a gracenote of Elvis Costello’s song, “Girl Talk,” recorded by Tegan and Sara (orignally made classic by Dave Edmunds). I watched the finale weeks ago, and when the Costello song came up at the very end I contacted the famed rock star to see what he thought about it. He didn’t even know the show had commissioned a new version! (Hear the new one at the bottom here.)

On Instagram today, Rachel Brosnahan bids good bye to the show that has has made her a star. Now she’s on Broadway, and she’s lining up movie roles left and right. Alex Borstein has a comedy special out. All the “Maisel” actors will keep working, but they will always be identified with this truly Marvelous show.

PS The biggest “Mrs. Maisel” Emmy would be for directing. Each episode is a work of art. The choreography, costumes, production, and execution are way beyond most movies, forget about TV!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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