20 Best TV Shows of 2017

From mind-blowing sitcoms to fire-breathing dragons, the return of 'Twin Peaks' to 'Rick & Morty' – Rob Sheffield on the hightlights of our TV year

20. 'I Love Dick' (Amazon)

Does the body rule the mind, or does the mind rule the body? That's the question behind Jill Soloway's small-screen satire dedicated to stripping down the masculine mystique, based on the 1997 cult novel by Chris Kraus. Kathryn Hahn is the struggling film-maker who gets stuck in a small-town Texas art colony and finds herself sexually obsessed with Kevin Bacon. (As you do). The lanky actor is great as the local philosopher king, a famous sculptor fond of making pompous statements like "I'm post-idea." Does that make him irresistibly mysterious ... or just a moron? And does it matter, as far as her libido is concerned? Hahn is all conflicted lust, but Bacon brings a real pathos to his role as the inscrutable stud – he could be the high-school kid from Footloose a few decades down the line, embittered from too many years of scamming beautiful strangers.