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Twilight Zone was the highest ranked #scifi show on the The Writers Guild of America list of best-written TV shows. http://t.co/JNTrPoWOr1


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Twilight Zone was the highest ranked #scifi show on the The Writers Guild of America list of best-written TV shows. http://t.co/JNTrPoWOr1


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  1. Actually, TZ came in the number 3 spot, not 5. It’s pretty hard to rank an entire series run when so many writers are involved over a long period of time and for so many episodes. Given a few particular episodes of say the the X-files at it’s best, it should have been rated higher. But there were clunker episodes to be sure. To really give a fair assessment Judges would have to have seen EVERY episode of EVERY series (including shows that did not make the list and were just short). Of course they could not have done that. Still and interesting list. I agree with it in general but of course disagree with some of the scores. In particular I would rate BTVS and Dexter much higher. I am glad that the comedy shows were not short changed either. It is an accomplishment to write really funny scripts. (Although the Honeymooners should be above Lucy, IMHO).

  2. For those too lazy to read the list, I broke out just the fantasy and science fiction shows and ranked them. In brackets, I indicated their position in the top 100:

    1. Twilight Zone (5)
    2. The X-Files (26)
    3. Battlestar Galactica (38)
    4. Game of Thrones (40)
    5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (49)
    6. Star Trek: TNG (79)
    7. The Prisoner (90)

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