Most deft vs. tone deaf

The best and worst TV of the year

Ah, 2015 — to paraphrase “The Simpsons,” it was the best of times and also the blurst of times. The amount of new shows, reboots, miniseries, finales, and returning favorites was staggering, and among all those episodes, there were some real gems and some total garbage. If you’re having trouble remembering what you watched this year, refresh your memory with this scientifically accurate guide to 2015’s triumphs and tragedies.

Franchise Reboot

Best: “The Muppets” (ABC)

Worst: “Heroes” (NBC)

Realistic Navigation of Racial Identity

Best: “Master of None” (Netflix)

Worst: “Homeland” (Showtime)

Sexual Politics

Best: “Mad Men” (AMC)

Worst: “Game of Thrones” (HBO)


Marvel’s Daredevil (Netflix)

Superhero Your Parents Know

Best: “Daredevil” (Netflix)

Worst: “Gotham” (FOX)

Superhero Your Parents Don’t Know 

Best: “Jessica Jones” (Netflix)

Worst: “Powers” (Playstation)

Bob Odenkirk Vehicle

Best: “Better Call Saul” (AMC)

Second Best: “W/ Bob and David” (Netflix)

Freaks Helping Freaks

Best: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

Worst: “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (FX)


Twin Peaks, and its damn fine coffee, is coming back soon.

Most Psychologically Dangerous 2016 Reunion Binge to Prepare for

Gold:  “Twin Peaks” (ABC/Showtime)

Silver: “The X-Files” (FOX)

Bronze: “Full House” (ABC/Netflix)