What’s the most well-written television series of all time? According to the Writers Guild of America, here is your answer

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From The Atlantic:

There aren’t many people that would argue with the Writers Guild of America selecting The Sopranos as the best written TV show ever. Sure, you could claim that other shows may deserve the top spot, but it’s not exactly a controversial decision. Move down the guild’s list of the “101 Best Written TV Series of All Time,” however, and anyone who feels passionately about a certain TV program (whether that passion is full of love or hate) will find reason to gripe. And if you’re going to gripe, you might as well gripe over this, the closest thing to a biblical list as we’re likely to find—it’s not unlike whenever the AFI announces a list. Let the nitpicking begin all over again.

The WGA’s top 10 are as follow:

  1. The Sopranos
  2. Seinfeld
  3. The Twilight Zone (1959) 
  4. All in the Family 
  5. M*A*S*H
  6. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
  7. Mad Men
  8. Cheers
  9. The Wire
  10. The West Wing