Best & Worst 2018 - Television

Antonio Banderas as Pablo Picasso in Genius: Picasso. Julia Roberts plays a therapist working in a programme to help US army veterans in Homecoming.
Julia Roberts plays a therapist working in a programme to help US army veterans in Homecoming.PHOTO: AMAZON PRIME VIDEO
Antonio Banderas as Pablo Picasso in Genius: Picasso. Julia Roberts plays a therapist working in a programme to help US army veterans in Homecoming.
Antonio Banderas as Pablo Picasso in Genius: Picasso. PHOTO: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

One of the biggest breakout hits on television this year was an obscure Australian comic named Hannah Gadsby.

Her stand-up comedy special on Netflix - sharp and erudite but also raw and personal - is like a hot knife through butter, taking on everything from sexism and homophobia to self-deprecation and artist Picasso's hidden misogyny.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 23, 2018, with the headline 'Best & Worst 2018 - Television'. Print Edition | Subscribe