Amazon’s new original series darling, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, just took home two Golden Globes, and this weekend, you can watch the accoladed series for free – with our without an Amazon Prime membership.
Per the retail and streaming giant, anyone can watch the series at no cost starting this Friday at 12:01 a.m. local time, right up until 11:59 p.m. local time Monday. You can check out the 1950s-set show about a housewife-turned-standup comedian in the Prime Video app or online at amazon.com/maisel.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel debuted in November after its initial pilot was greenlit in the spring. We’ve written about it a lot because of its attention to detail on set and mid-century aesthetic. In addition to being beautiful shot, it’s an endearingly funny comedy with a great cast, featuring Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards), Tony Shalhoub, Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen, and Marin Hinkle. Brosnahan shines as a woman who’s been wronged, and her performance in the pilot as a first-timer going up on stage to tell jokes is pretty stunning.
The show won the Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy TV Series, and Brosnahan won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy TV Series. The series was created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive produced, written and directed by Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino.
Make time to watch all eight episodes this weekend, since now’s your chance to try Amazon’s streaming platform. However, be warned – you’ll want to subscribe as soon as Monday morning comes around. How else will you watch season two once it’s out?