Maria Bamford Continues Trajectory Toward World Domination With New Web Series
The wave of hype surrounding the new fourth season of Arrested Development has come and gone. People watched it, they had opinions about it, and they expressed those opinions very loudly. The new season was indeed polarizing, but one generally positive consensus about the show seems to be the inclusion of the hilarious and underrated-pretty-much-until-now Maria Bamford as DeBrie Bardeaux, Tobias’ fellow aspiring actress / love interest. Bamford’s goofy, physical comedy and committed delivery won rave reviews, and now she’s taking her talents to the Internet.
Last week, Bamford launched a new web series, "Ask My Mom!" In it, she plays herself and her mother Marilyn, a "70-year-old retired family therapist and a Netflix connoisseur." Marilyn is really an older, more composed version of Bamford, with an interest in the sexy, violent parts of The Bible. Maria films Marilyn offering advice to viewers, about important things like communication and sex. And, you know what? Even though Bamford’s character acting remains the star, the advice isn’t half-bad. If you can’t stand to listen to someone, pretending they’re a baby and responding to them like you’re listening intently isn’t actually the worst idea. Watch the first two episodes below.