5 good Amazon Originals to watch at Thanksgiving weekend

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel -- Photo by Amazon Studios -- Acquired via EPK.TV
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel -- Photo by Amazon Studios -- Acquired via EPK.TV /
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3. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Ah, the comedy. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is an excellent period drama to watch over Thanksgiving weekend. In fact, it’s one of the best Amazon Originals on the service, winning multiple Golden Globes and Emmy Awards. But those wins aren’t why you should watch it this Thanksgiving.

During the weekend, you’ll want to spend time with the family. You’ll want to laugh and sometimes escape the drama from the outside. Some Amazon Originals are perfect for that, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is one of them.

Set in the 1950s, it all starts with Midge Maisel’s husband leaving her for none other than his secretary. It’s stereotypical, but that isn’t the big story. When Midge is left alone with two children, she has to figure out what she’s going to do with her life. What is her passion?

What she doesn’t realize is that she has a natural talent for comedy. And that natural talent turns into a passion when she gains friendships with some of the right people. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a story of friendship, ambition, and self-discovery, and it’s perfect for the weekend.

This is another one of those Amazon Originals that’s still going. The third season will be available to binge-watch at the start of December. Use the weekend to binge the first two seasons to get ready for it.