In this edition of The Watchlist, I count up the five best TV shows about women who have unresolved problems. 

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  • 5. "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
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    Kimmy Schmidt has spent years of life being traumatized in captivity, and how does she lash out? Just the way we all should: with incredible ebullience, an affinity for pink pants, and a friendship with Carol Kane. 

  • 4. "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"
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    Ever want to break into song because you’re obsessed with some ex-boyfriend or you want to justify moving to West Covina for him? This show gives the most haunting parts of your sociopathic personality a soundtrack. 

  • 3. "Happy Endings"
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    Every character on this show is fun, but Eliza Coupe as Jane Kerkovich-Williams is perfect. How does she celebrate winning a board game? Bragging, more bragging, and then refusing to be touched because winners don’t get touched. 

  • 2. "Freaks and Geeks"
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    You initially relate to Lindsay, played by Linda Cardellini, because of her smirky self-consciousness and Daria-type green jacket, but you eventually realize she is not as cool as Kim Kelley, played by Busy Phillips, who is hilarious thanks to a horrible home life.

  • 1. "30 Rock"
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    I hate when people declare they relate to Liz Lemon. Oh, you relate to a character written to be relatable? Pin on a medal, soldier. But Jane Krakowski as Jenna is divine, and I’m so glad Mickey Rourke didn’t kill her on that catamaran when he had the chance.