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The Marvelous Mrs Maisel has the Best Costumes

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Yep, you guessed it: this story contains literally loads of spoilers. If you haven’t watched The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, you should probs just hit “x” now. 

Miriam “Midge” Maisel breezed onto our screens like a breath—nay, gale—of fresh air. 

At a time when we needed it the most, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel offered up a delicious tale of female triumph, talent and strength in the face of misfortune. Not only is our heroine (Rachel Brosnahan) a complete badass with a razor-sharp wit; she’s also dressed to kill throughout the entire series. 

The fabulousness of her costumes—which have caught the eye of a good many viewers—is no accident.

The show’s costume designer Donna Zakowska told Mashable about the significance of Midge’s sartorial choices. 

“It is an awakening of a woman’s desire to express herself outside of predictable expectations.”

“Midge’s look for me was an attempt to optimistically capture the spirit of a woman, who in spite of unfortunate events continues to assert her spirit to remain on her feet,” says Zakowska. “Her love of clothes, detail and colour would become tools for expressing her strength and identity.” She says that Midge’s clothes “symbolise her capacity to not ever give in.”  

“As her life unfolds her wardrobe allows her to continue her inner dialogue with life,” she says. “It is an awakening of a woman’s desire to express herself outside of predictable expectations, and remain true to who she wants to be rather then who she is expected to be.”

Zakowska says the inspiration for Midge’s costumes comes from a combination of wanting to create “urban couture minimalism” and “reexamining the strength and complexity of colours particular to the late 50s.”

Here are Midge’s most striking costumes, ranked.

9. The B. Altman beauty counter look

Much to the chagrin of her nearest and dearest, Midge—an erstwhile Upper West Side housewife—does the unthinkable: she gets a job. The dresses crafted for this new era in Midge’s life are, in fact, Zakowska’s favourite. With these looks she sought to find a “silhouette that captured Midge’s image of what a working girl would wear tempered with her irrepressible spirit and identity.” 

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8. The newly-wed ensemble 

During a flashback, we get a glimpse at Midge and her husband Joel’s first night in their apartment as newlyweds. This dusky blue matching skirt and Peter Pan blouse is the essence of elegance. And, a total contrast from the deeper, bolder hues she favours later in her marriage. 

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7. Elevator operator dress

When Midge heads over to department store B. Altman for a job interview, she wears this rather fetching get-up which screams: “hire me.” She doesn’t get hired for the elevator operator position, alas. But she does, however, land a role on the beauty counter. 

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6. Stand-up dress 

 

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5. The Red Dress 

What do you wear when your ex husband (who cheated on you with his secretary) is coming to dinner? You wear The Red Dress.

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4. The ‘where did you get the coat’ coat

Midge’s fur coat caused a bit of a commotion at temple; particularly with her mother, who demanded to know where she’d got it. We’d like to know too, frankly. 

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3. The party shorts and tights

This is one of Midge’s most iconic looks from the whole series. What do you wear when you’re hitting up the party scene to test jokes you’ve written? A shorts and tights combo, of course! 

 

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2. The ‘I dressed for the meeting’ dress

Hey, it’s not everyday that you get to make a court appearance. Midge dressed up for her court appearance to make sure she looked like an upstanding citizen. It worked. Kinda. 

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1. The dress that needs pearls 

There is not a single outfit in this world that screams “I win” more than this dress. Midge’s mother was right: this dress does need pearls. 

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Just look at it. 

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Midge Maisel, you are fabulous. 

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/12/12/the-marvelous-mrs-maisel-costumes/

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Jodie Whittaker will be returning for Season 12 of ‘Doctor Who’

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Jodie Whittaker is still The Doctor.

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“God is a woman and so is The Doctor for one more season, at least.

Jodie Whittaker, who’s currently playing The Doctor in Season 11 of Doctor Who, just confirmed that she will be returning to her role of extraterrestrial Time Lord in the legendary BBC sci-fi series for Season 12.

Whittaker told The Hollywood Reporter that she’s definitely not ready to hand over the Doctor Who-baton to another actor just yet.

“It’s such an incredible role,” Whittaker told THR. “It’s been an extraordinary journey so far and I’m not quite ready to hand it over yet.”

Just one previous Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, only lasted for one season (Season 1 in 2005.) The other actors have had between two and six years as The Doctor.

While Whittaker’s performance as the first female Doctor in Doctor Who’s 55-year history has been widely praised by critics, there was a good deal of backlash when Whittaker was revealed as the 13th Doctor last year.

Whittaker seemed pretty chill about it, though. She explained in an interview with the BBC that the character of The Doctorrepresents everything that’s exciting about change.

I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender,Whittaker said. “The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one.”

Please bring your bad-ass attitude to Season 12, Jodie.”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/jodie-whittaker-doctor-who-season-12/

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Jason Momoa goes full action hero in ‘SNL’ promo

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“Jason Momoa is hosting the next episode of Saturday Night Live and things are already looking pretty promising based on this promo.

Momoa, who plays Aquaman in the DC movie universe and previously played Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones, doesn’t look like he’ll be shying away from his beefcake-y vibe on SNL.

He definitely looks like he’ll be bringing some good energy to the show on Dec. 8.”

Read more: https://mashable.com/video/jason-momoa-snl/

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The Best New TV Shows of 2018

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Ah, the promise of a fresh start. The year of 2018 saw a number of unforgettable endings, but there were even more enticing beginnings. That’s good news for all those viewers starving for content — haha, what a good joke. No one needs more TV in 2018 (not with more than 500 scripted series out there), but everyone can benefit from bettertelevision.

Whether that stems from an exciting, previously unheard voice, a new form of storytelling meant to shake up the system, or just a damn solid series eager to capture your imagination, great TV is always welcome. The following 15 scripted shows exhibited all these characteristics and more, making the previous 12 months a banner year for serialized storytelling.

So make a list, set your priorities, and start sampling these exemplary new series. Some may prove too engrossing to ignore, replacing old favorites that have slipped up or forcing you to skip a few movies to make up the time. New beginnings are to be savored. Who knows how much longer the gilded age can continue?

15. “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”

14. “The Little Drummer Girl”

13. “Kidding”

12. “Corporate”

11. “Howards End”

10. “A.P. Bio”

Click Here to See the Complete List & a short write up about each show: https://www.indiewire.com/2018/12/best-new-tv-shows-2018-ranked-1202025460/

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