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

'Other Space' (Yahoo)
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18. 'Other Space' (Yahoo)

Paul Feig's first TV show since Freaks and Geeks, except it's on a much lower moral plane, with a starship of American idiots lost in the cosmos. Other Space takes place in 2105, after the devastating war between the U.S. and Switzerland. The Cruiser's crew is on a mission to map the universe, or something, though the only food that's survived the journey is a year's supply of fudge and nobody wants to be there: "I've spent 90 per cent of my life in a mucus pod, but this still feels like a waste of my time." I love how cheap and grubby it is — oddly evocative of the long-lost 1970s sitcom flop Quark, starring Richard Benjamin as an interstellar garbage collector. Best find: Conor Leslie as the ship's computer Natasha. Best gag: the alien who can only communicate with humans via Matthew McConaughey quotes.

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