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TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2016–2017)
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Series is based on what Maria has accepted to be "her life." The occasionally surreal episodes, refracted across multiple periods of the actor/comedian's life, tell the story of a woman who loses - and then finds - herself.
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Series cast summary:
Maria Bamford ...  Maria Bamford / ... 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Fred Melamed ...  Bruce Ben-Bacharach 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Mary Kay Place ...  Marilyn Bamford 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Ana Gasteyer ...  Karen Grisham 17 episodes, 2016-2017
Mo Collins ...  Susan 14 episodes, 2016-2017
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ...  Scott Marvel Casssidy 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Lennon Parham ...  Larissa 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Bridget Everett ...  Dagmar 12 episodes, 2016-2017
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Series is based on what Maria has accepted to be "her life." The occasionally surreal episodes, refracted across multiple periods of the actor/comedian's life, tell the story of a woman who loses - and then finds - herself.

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20 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Ed Begley Jr. and Mary Kay Place who play Maria's parents both appeared in Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976). See more »

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How do you solve a problem like Maria?
23 May 2016 | by mcgriswaldSee all my reviews

It's hard to describe what this show is, so many levels of comedy and drama, but it works.

Maria Bamford suffers from bipolar disorder, and this show is a semi-coherent fictionalized depiction of her life, how her career operates, her family, and the various people she interacts with in the entertainment industry.

Flitting back and forth in time, each episode covers a specific narrative, should she date this guy, is she going to get the big movie role, is she objectively funny, etc., but each is framed in the roller coaster of emotions that make up her mental state. When she's manic, it's a little off putting, and when she's depressed, it's sad, but her support system of friends, parents, agents and various helpers sort of keep her on track, sort of.

For those unfamiliar with Maria, dial up one of her standup shows so you get some feel of who she is before you dig in to this show. She is about as "alt" as "alt comedy" can be, but she has crafted a stage show and a persona that are truly endearing and entertaining.

Unlike other entertainers who suffer from mental illness and hide it, Maria embraces it, and this show to some degree gives us the world seen through her eyes.


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