20 Best TV Shows of 2015 So Far

From hip-hop soap operas to stoner comedies and spy dramas, it's been a great half-year

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'Broad City' (Comedy Central)
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1. 'Broad City' (Comedy Central)

It's 2015 and all pop culture aspires to the condition of Broad City. Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer live large in the big city, with nothing to show for their nothing lives except that they've got each other — and that's a lot, pegging all our hearts with a strap-on called friendship. They're more Laverne & Chong than Cheech & Shirley; they're Absolutely Fabulous with twice the fabulous and none of the absolutely; they're more fun than a day at Whole Foods on wisdom-teeth drugs.

Virtually nothing happens on the show beyond these two broads talking shit, like when they muse about their funerals: Abbi wants everyone to go to Six Flags ("you can even Weekend at Bernie's me") while Ilana has other ideas ("I want everyone I've ever hooked up with to jerk off together"). But nothing can shake their adoration of each other, even if all the rest of the planet sees is a couple of crazy women who drop Yoo-Hoo bottles on the floor. Half-assed about the things that don't matter, ingenious about the things that do — Broad City is worth rewatching all year long.

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