February 23, 2018

              Like the show itself, there is so much to love about the storyform for the first season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. I thought the focus on inappropriate behavior (Non-accurate) and the Influence Character’s Solution of Determination (“She’s great…”) was enough, but looking over the entire storyform so much of it rings true—and explains why the show is so massively awesome.

              Key Players in _The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel_

              The key to my excitement is this: while I did pick Storypoints like the Main Character Concern of Preconscious (everytime she opens her mouth people lose their mind!) and the Overall Story Concern of Doing (the stand-up comedy circuit in Downtown NY), Dramatica—a theory of story based on the psychology of the human mind—picked the following Storypoints—

              —on its own!

              And the list goes on and on.

              The reason why you binge watch this entire show in a day or two is because of the clarity and the seamless tapestry of these Storypoints. Every bit of this story balances out. The entire narrative functions on all cylinders. I’ve never seen an entire season of television so confidently and expertly tell a meaningful and cohesive argument.

              A true masterpiece of storytelling.