20 Best TV Shows of 2016

From Samantha Bee and John Oliver raging against the machine to the greatest hip-hip sitcom ever, the year's small-screen winners

13. 'Difficult People' (Hulu)

The wildly funny romance of two best friends in the big city – you know, the kind of friends who stick together because they’ve insulted and alienated everybody else in the big city. Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner (who's also still killing it in his own Billy on the Street) dream of making it in show biz, whether they're brainstorming TV projects ("Glee but with dogs" is seriously a great idea) or their Hamilton-style hip-hop musical about Jimmy Carter: "I was a peanut farmer, a Southern charmer / Making Palestine my valentine like Greg meeting Dharma." Difficult People is a whirlwind of caustic one-liners and celebrity cameos – Tina Fey, John Mulaney, Kate Pierson, even Lin-Manuel Miranda – but the heart of it is the friction between these two.

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