What do you think the best-written television shows of all time are?
If you need some help coming up with ideas or compiling your own list, you are in luck. The Writers Guild of America just released its list of the 101 Best Written TV Series of all time.
The list was determined through online voting by Writers Guild of American members.
According to a news release from the WGAW announcing the list:
The “TV 101” list honors classic, trailblazing series and miniseries, as well as current and critically acclaimed programs, from comedies and dramas to variety/talk and children’s programming.
“At their core, all of these wonderful series began with the words of the writers who created them and were sustained by the writers who joined their staffs or worked on individual episodes,” said WGAW President Chris Keyser and WGAE President Michael Winship in a joint statement. “This list is not only a tribute to great TV, it is a dedication to all writers who devote their hearts and minds to advancing their craft.”
Here's the Top 10, according to Writers Guild of America Members:
10. The West Wing
9. The Wire
This sitcom, which ran from 1982 through 1993 and mainly took place inside a famous Boston Bar, featured a stellar cast including Ted Danson, Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson, Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman and more.
7. Mad Men
6. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
4. All in the Family
3. The Twilight Zone
1. The Sopranos