Lots of stuff isn’t usually “funny.” Dead pets, passive-aggressive friends, African war-children, compromising one’s ideals for work, breakups — oh, and getting committed to an asylum.
Maria Bamford has to deal with all that shit in “Lady Dynamite” (Netflix streaming). This somewhat-autobiographical show had me laughing, cringing, and nodding in equal measure. It’s uncomfortable to watch sometimes. It takes a few episodes to get rolling. But once it’s on its way, it’s addictive.
It’s not quite like anything I’ve ever seen before, which is hard to say.
Plus, the dogs talk.
The dogs’ plots are central to the main plot.
I respect that.