Two times a lady
Maria Bamford didn’t return to Minnesota to shoot the second season of “Lady Dynamite,” but her Duluth roots still play a vital role in this surreal comedy, especially in flashbacks with her passive-aggressive parents (Mary Kay Place and Kurt Braunohler, who replaces Ed Begley Jr.). Adding to the local flavor is Dudley Riggs veteran Mo Collins as Bamford’s needy pal. In early episodes, Bamford’s character has settled into a partnership with a gentle Viking type, but still finds time to bond with the neighborhood raccoon. David Lynch would howl.
Now streaming on Netflix
“Future Man,” the latest offering from the wonderfully warped minds of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, acknowledges early on that its plot — a video-game ace (Josh Hutcherson) is called upon to save the world — is a direct ripoff of “The Last Starfighter.” That doesn’t take away from the whiz-bang fun of this sci-fi romp, with Eliza Coupe (“Happy Endings”) mining laughs as a stone-cold Terminator.
Starts streaming Tue. on Hulu
Good ol’ boy
Jimmy Stewart, whose on-screen likability is matched only by Tom Hanks, is being honored all month on TCM with an irresistible lineup of classics every Wednesday evening. This week’s love fest starts with two Alfred Hitchcock thrillers — “Rope” and “Vertigo” — followed by “Anatomy of a Murder,” in which the actor uses his folksy nature for more harm than good.
5 p.m. Wed., TCM