WGA’s List of Best-Written Series

The Writers Guild of America, West has ranked The 101 Best Written TV Series. Topping the list at #1 is The Sopranos.

Genre shows regarded as the best-written series of all time are:

3. The Twilight Zone
26. The X-Files
27. Lost
33. Star Trek
38. Battlestar Galactica
40. Game of Thrones
49. Buffy The Vampire Slayer
79. Star Trek: The Next Generation
90. The Prisoner

The WGAW is sending certificates to the writers for these series — Harlan Ellison announced he’s received two, for Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Star Trek.

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4 thoughts on “WGA’s List of Best-Written Series

  1. I always thought of Alfred Hitchock’s show as “weird crime” — how close is that to sf & f? But Ellison’s script for that series wasn’t genre — “Memos From Purgatory” is about somebody who wants to write a book about a juvenile street gang and researches his subject by joining one. Ellison used his own experiences in that line for a nonfiction book, too.

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