The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Pilot

Storyform

Film synopsis: "Midge Maisel has the perfect life. She is supportive of her husband's dream of becoming a stand up comic until he bombs on stage and blames her, leading Midge back to the comedy club and an act that might change her life." (Source: IMDB.com)

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Change
Main Character Growth: Start
Main Character Approach: Do-er
Main Character Mental Sex: Male
Story Driver: Action
Story Limit: Optionlock
Story Outcome: Failure
Story Judgment: Good

Overall Story Throughline

Troubles in a 'perfect' Jewish family from the upper Eastside in '60s NYC

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Being
Overall Story Issue: Ability vs. Desire
Overall Story Problem: Accurate
Overall Story Solution: Non-Accurate
Overall Story Symptom: Cause
Overall Story Response: Effect
Overall Story Catalyst: Desire
Overall Story Inhibitor: Skill
Overall Story Benchmark: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 1: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 2: Being
Overall Story Signpost 3: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conceptualizing

Main Character Throughline

Midge Maisel

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Progress
Main Character Issue: Fact vs. Fantasy
Main Character Problem: Accurate
Main Character Solution: Non-Accurate
Main Character Symptom: Unproven
Main Character Response: Proven
Main Character Unique Ability: Threat
Main Character Critical Flaw: Confidence
Main Character Benchmark: Present
Main Character Signpost 1: Past
Main Character Signpost 2: Progress
Main Character Signpost 3: Future
Main Character Signpost 4: Present

Influence Character Throughline

Joel Maisel

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Preconscious
Influence Character Issue: Value vs. Worth
Influence Character Problem: Proven
Influence Character Solution: Unproven
Influence Character Symptom: Cause
Influence Character Response: Effect
Influence Character Unique Ability: Worry
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Security
Influence Character Benchmark: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 1: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Standup Comedians

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Doing
Relationship Story Issue: Skill vs. Experience
Relationship Story Problem: Accurate
Relationship Story Solution: Non-Accurate
Relationship Story Symptom: Determination
Relationship Story Response: Expectation
Relationship Story Catalyst: Experience
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Ability
Relationship Story Benchmark: Learning
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Learning
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Understanding

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Being
Overall Story Consequence: Doing
Overall Story Cost: Preconscious
Overall Story Dividend: Progress
Overall Story Requirements: Conceiving
Overall Story Prerequisites: Learning
Overall Story Preconditions: Conscious
Overall Story Forewarnings: Present

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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