Thoughts on ‘The Mandalorian,’ ‘The Marvelous Miss. Maisel,’ and more
By Jerrison Oracion, Senior Columnist
The coronavirus pandemic not only closed movie theatres and delayed the release of many films—it also possibly reduced the amount of shows that will be shown this summer. This allows me to catch up on a lot of shows that I did not watch or begin shows that I have been interested in watching. With the term almost done and preparing for an exam, I watch a few episodes of a show during my spare time.
I did a lot of things in the past few months so the only show that I watched in its entirety is Kim’s Convenience and last year, I caught up on Game of Thrones and Veep. First, I watched the next two episodes of The Morning Show (I reviewed the first episode a few months ago). I found out that the show aired weekly after Apple TV+ was launched and has 10 episodes in the season.
After watching the next two episodes, I’m not sure how the season will end. It shows that the morning TV industry is corrupted and all the damage control that occurs. It shows every side of the “Time’s Up” movement through the case of Mitch’s sexual misconduct claims. Bradley Jackson, a reporter for a local TV station, goes through the morning TV system and represents change in the system.
There were a few one-take shots that were great in these episodes. Recently, Jennifer Aniston got best actress in a TV drama at the Screen Actors Guild Awards this year for “The Morning Show.” After that, I watched the first two episodes of The Mandalorian. The show has the same high quality as a film. It is a western in the futuristic style of Star Wars and there were a lot of transition shots where we see Boba Fett walking—which makes the show more intense.
There were even montages when someone is building something. The rest of the season should be very fun. Next, I watched the first two episodes of the Emmy-award winning The Marvelous Miss. Maisel which is about a housewife named Miriam “Midge” Maisel (played by Rachel Brosnahan) telling her story in the form of stand-up comedy and becoming a household name in the 1960s comedy scene. It shows that using your personal experiences and being honest can create new funny material.
The show’s soundtrack is whimsical and sounds like a musical, or the hit singles of the early 1960s. I am probably going to catch up on these shows during the summer, and many more. Until then, we can all enjoy the shows we’ve been meaning to catch up on as we are quarantined. It’s a great time for it!