2017 Year End

Mark Schafer/SHOWTIME Shaw, like other extremely talented writer-actors with personal stories to tell (Donald Glover, Aziz Ansari, Issa Rae and Pamela Adlon, chief among them) infuses SMILF and her loosely autobiographical character Bridgette with hurt, vulnerability, feistiness, sexiness (in a character not meant, for the most part, to be engaging that quality) and burgeoning determination