I’m Your Woman

By Joanna Langfield

As compelling as this crime drama is, there’s a much appreciated bonus. And that’s watching Rachel Brosnahan stretch just about as far from Miriam Maisel as she can.

Julia Hart’s nifty script, which she directs with quiet authority, brings us into the not-as-cozy-as-it-seems world of a young wife, whose husband brings a mysterious baby home as a surprise. Jean takes to motherhood the way she has taken to her marriage, knowing not to ask too many questions. And so it goes, until one day, Eddie doesn’t come home and a stranger appears to whisk her away to what he hopes will be a safe place.

There’s an integrity to this piece I not just admire but love. Every performance is seamless, from the quick work of Bill Heck to the knockout almost co-starring appearances of Arinze Kene and Marsha Stephanie Blake. If you don’t know these two actors, you will now. That’s how terrific they are.

But, for me, the excitement of discovering some great, under the radar talent is matched, if not topped, by the thrill of watching an established actor not just take on something very, very different, but knock it out of the park. And that’s exactly what Rachel Brosnahan does here. Of course, this actress has delivered some great work before (I’m looking at you, “House of Cards”), but what a treat it is to see her pull a 180 from the role that’s made her most famous, the marvelous Mrs. Maisel. And, what I respect the most is that this performance feels ego-less, assuring if you want to watch a pretty terrific action drama, led by a pretty terrific actress, she’s your woman.