What are the best written TV shows of all time? In 2013, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and TV Guide compiled a list of the 101 Best Written TV Shows ever, and the results left things wide open for debate. Plus, there have been so many well-written shows in the nearly decade since. So, do you agree with the choices? Was there a show left off? From the best written dramas to smart comedies and compelling thrillers, these are the TV shows with the best writing.
Many of the television shows listed here are considered among the best TV shows of recent memory, and with good reason: They are wonderfully scripted, featuring diverse characters and compelling storylines that made us want to keep watching, week after week. They are excellent dramas, outstanding comedies and awesome science fiction TV shows. Some of the programs here are older, but they were considered by many to be groundbreaking.
What should be the number one best written TV show ever? Certainly outstanding shows like The Sopranos, Mad Men'and 'reaking Bad could be considered. They are, after all, some of the greatest TV dramas of all time. Vote for the TV programs that you believe featured the strongest writing, and of course, feel free to re-rank this list of TV series with the greatest writing in any order you choose.
- Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn3,122 votes
- James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco2,207 votes
- Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael Mando1,404 votes
- Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson607 votes
- Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts1,516 votes
- Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv520 votes