25 Best TV Shows of 2015

From female superheroines to cyberpunk hackers, the year's small-screen highpoints

16. 'Jessica Jones' (Netflix)

It's easy to forget Jessica Jones is officially a superhero, because she's so noir to the bone — a black-leather hard-boiled detective in Hell's Kitchen, into rough sex and poison whiskey, staring down her traumatic past with a cold eye. She carries her memories of abuse the way Bogart's Sam Spade carried his memories of World War One (or how Bogart's Dixon Steele carried WWII), as a permanent burn only a chump pretends not to resent. And speaking of superpowers, Krysten Ritter — the unsung B you weren't supposed to trust in Apartment 23 — goes so deep here, we can only hope she has more Jones in her.

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