Sunday, December 27, 2015

Top 15 New Shows of 2015: #9

My annual TV Awards, the AFT Television Awards, are given out during the summer. But this year, during both the spring and the fall, produced a large number of impressive new television series. As 2015 closes out and 2016 begins, here’s a look back at the best new shows of the year.

For a network filled with comedies laced with drama, this may well be HBO’s subtlest comedy. Mark Duplass and Melanie Lynskey are subdued as a couple trying to make it through the banality of day-to-day life, and the real treat is the supporting cast members: Steve Zissis and Amanda Peet, both of who do a tremendous job of making characters who could seem outlandish and over-the-top feel perfectly real. The family-friend unit is a delight to watch, and this show is just as effective as it is awkward. This show aired just eight short episodes in its first season, but fortunately it will be back for a second season very soon.

Best Episode: “Kick the Can
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