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

19. 'Lady Dynamite' (Netflix)

"I had a major breakthrough in music therapy. I don’t need to go to outpatient therapy because I am the c-word. I am cured!" Maria Bamford brings a boldly original kind of binge-com with Lady Dynamite, not the kind of thing you've ever seen attempted before – playing herself as a comedian with Bipolar II disorder, flipping between auditioning in Hollywood and being hospitalized in a psych ward back home in Duluth, Minnesota. The series stands in the frontline of shows breaking new ground in the depiction of neurochemical disorders, but something about Bamford's compassionate touch makes it all seem like a laugh worth sharing.

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