The Sopranos Kneecap Competition to Top WGA’s 101 Best Written TV Series


HBO’s The Sopranos topped the list of 101 Best Written TV Series chosen by the Writers Guild of America, West and Writers Guild of America, East. TV Guide Magazine hosted an event for the unveiling of the WGA’s 101 Best Written TV Series on June 2.

In addition to The Sopranos, HBO had three other series among the Top 20: The Wire (No. 9), Six Feet Under (No. 18) and The Larry Sanders Show (No.20). NBC also had four series among the Top 20; Seinfeld (No. 2), Cheers (No. 8), The West Wing (No. 10) and Hill Street Blues (No. 15).

Mad Men (No. 7),  The Simpsons (No. 11), Breaking Bad (No. 13), Arrested Development (No. 16), The Daily Show With John Stewart (No. 17), Saturday Night Live (No. 25), Curb Your Enthusiasm (No. 30), Modern Family (No. 34), Game of Thrones (No. 40), Downton Abbey (No. 43), Homeland (No. 48), The Colbert Report (No. 50*), The Good Wife (No. 50*), South Park (No. 63), Dexter (No. 66*), The Office (US) (No. 66*), Justified (No. 86), Boardwalk Empire (No. 93) and Louie (No. 101) are the TV series currently on air to make the list.

See the full list of the WGA’s 101 Best Written TV Series after the jump and tell us which shows you think deserved to be on the list and which shows you would have cut from the list.

10 Soap Opera Politicians Who’d Get Our Vote

No. 10: EJ DiMera, Days of Our Lives


He may have played dirty to beat incumbent Mayor of Salem, U.S.A. Abe Carver (James Reynolds), but the filthier EJ DiMera (James Scott) gets on Days of Our Lives, the more we like him! Besides, "Honest" Abe and his campaign manager Jennifer Horton Deveraux (Melissa Reeves) ended up playing just as many foul tricks as Elvis and his PR-flack-with-benefits Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker) did during the nasty political battle.

What's that they say, if you can't beat 'em, cheat 'em? Jennifer Rose, your donut-making Gran would be appalled!