‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, is a wonderful, inspiring period comedy-drama. It debuted on March 17, 2017 on Amazon Prime Video. The series revolves around Miriam aka Midge Maisel, an ordinary homemaker. Set in 1958 in New York, it chronicles her journey as she discovers her talent for stand-up comedy (after her comedian husband leaves her for another woman) and tries to take it up as a profession. However, her road to success is fraught with challenges since this career path, during those times, was mostly dominated by the opposite gender. Still, amidst several hurdles, this determined woman is determined to achieve her dreams.
Although ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ falls under the comedy genre, it is a female-centric show that focuses on how women with strong willpower can achieve anything. And to inspire you a bit more, let’s discuss some other amazing titles that shall revive the feminist in you. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
17. Orphan Black (2013-17)
‘Orphan Black’, created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, stars Tatiana Maslany who enacts the roles of several cloned individuals. After Sarah Manning assumes the identity of Elizabeth Childs, when the latter commits suicide, in order to escape her own problems, Sarah becomes involved in a bigger conspiracy that threatens her existence. Focusing on the moral and ethical implications of human cloning, this series introduces us to several strong female leads — a con artist, a scientist, and a soccer mom.
16. The Handmaid’s Tale (2017-)
Based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale‘ is a dystopian series created by Bruce Miller. It introduces us to a post-apocalyptic era where women are used only as offspring-producing machines. In this totalitarian society, women have no rights, jobs, or properties and the fertile ones are forced into a life of servitude. Employed as child-bearing slaves, these handmaids are assigned to the homes of the powerful and the wealthy. ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ may be a fictional story, but it is a fearful imagination of our future, which can indeed become true if we do not make reforms to our current ways of living. Terrifying and brutal, it is a riveting watch that must definitely feature on your catalog.