#22: BORED TO DEATH
Network: HBO
Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson, Heather Burns
Complex co-sign: Though it seems like a bumbling Brooklyn writer/pothead (Schwartzman) who becomes a detective by posting Craigslist ads could, excuse the pun, bore people to death after a while, Jonathan Ames's show is consistently entertaining. BTD knows exactly what it is, and the writing never ventures out of that formula—subtle humor and intelligent plotlines all the way. This season was particularly awesome now that the show’s found its footing, and we were treated with everything from fake-cancer to crazed stalkers to Kevin Bacon.