Friday, June 7, 2013

101 best written tv shows according to Writers Guild of America (the ultimate David E. Kelley snub)

101 best written shows by WGA (2013)

1. The Sopranos
2. Seinfeld
3. The Twilight Zone
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

-The reason that The Sopranos was voted the best show is not because it's a particularly great tv series. Members of the guild voted for it because it makes them feel they're better (writers) than they really are.

-There's only one show that deserves to be #1 and that is The Simpsons. It's the best show of all time. Yet, it didn't even make the top ten.

-David E. Kelley didn't get any of his shows to top 100. Perhaps the greatest writer of all time didn't get a single show on the list. Picket Fences, Ally Mcbeal, The Practice - not on the list.

-The Sopranos and Seinfeld have nothing to do with making the world a better place. Coincidence - or could it be more likely that writers (voters) are more confused and clueless than ever?

-Some really bad shows made it to the list (Will & Grace, Law & Order, The Good Wife). I guess a lot of people voted for their own shows.

-Despite what everyone says again, this is simply not the golden age of tv. The golden age of tv was 20 years ago when we had The Simpsons, X-files, Picket Fences etc. - all better than anything that's on tv today.

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