Set in the 1950's, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel centers on Miriam 'Midge' Maisel, a 25-year-old sharp, sunny, energetic and absolutely adorable Jewish girl married and living with her husband and two children in NYC. A woman of her time, Midge is a dutiful daughter and a cheerleader of a wife to a man who, though he has a good job in his father's company, sadly harbors delusional dreams of a stand-up comedy career. One day, Midge's perfect life blows up when her husband leaves her for another woman. Completely unprepared, Midge suddenly finds herself at sea with only her wit to help her build a brand new life for herself. She goes on to become one of the first female standup comics.