Fisk might more properly be called a Kitty Flanagan comedy of Australian humor, because Kitty Flanagan created, co-wrote, co-directed, and starred in the entire series. The second season of this comedy is now on Netflix. A third season is in progress in Australia.
Fisk bases its humor on an endless array of odd and quirky characters who inhabit the world of Helen Tudor-Fisk (Kitty Flanagan), a probate attorney in a small legal firm. Her co-workers are funny in their own peculiar ways and the clients and attorneys who parade through the various episodes bring hilarious personas to each new situation.
Ray (Marty Sheargold) is the head of the company. He never seems to actually do any legal work, but in season 2 he does get decked out in a pin striped suit to act like a lawyer for at least one episode.
Roz (Julia Zemiro) is the other head of company. Roz can’t decide if she’s an attorney, a mediation coach, or a singer. The relationship between Ray and Roz as siblings is a gold mine of comedy.
George (Aaron Chen) is the receptionist, webmaster, scheduler, everything around the office. He is seriously overworked in season 2. Helen has a solution to his problem.
Helen lives with her dad, Anthony (John Gaden), and her dad’s boyfriend, Viktor (Glenn Butcher). Viktor is an organizer who organizes Anthony’s life down to the millesecond. It’s too much for Anthony. Helen has a solution to his problem.
These are the characters who fill every moment of Helen’s life. She’s undervalued and badly treated at work, but by the end of this season she finally gets some recognition and respect on the job. At home, she and her dog have to sleep in her dad’s yoga studio which gets converted to a bedroom at night.
Helen dresses in baggy brown men’s suits. She searches endlessly for a decent cup of coffee. She gives her clients good legal help while remaining rational and logical amid a sea of oddballs.
You can watch all six short episodes of season 2 in one evening or space them out if you want to make the humor last longer. This series is all charm and fun with nothing heavy to think about. Both seasons are available on Netflix.