25 Best TV Shows of 2015

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

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5. 'Difficult People' (Hulu)

The year's most brilliant new comedy, starring two of the year's most hilariously repulsive creeps. Julie Klausner comes on like Larry David in Ann-Margret drag ("I was told I can't have children, because I hate them"), while Billy Eichner earns a first-ballot spot in the Eyeroll Hall of Fame. They do what they can to make NYC life more miserable for anyone unlucky enough to sit near them at a funeral, a diner, an Annie matinee, or pretty much anywhere. They even attempt "the nice thing," which lasts until they meet Williamsburg's premier sober magician. They've both done so much brilliant work separately — Eichner hosts Billy on the Street, while Klausner wrote I Don't Care About Your Band, the definitive guide to boning the unbearable — but together, they truly capture the romance of falling in hate with the human race.

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