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    I am now catching up with House of Cards which has been a lot of fun, but I just can not excuse some of the writing decisions. The highest rated episode of the show on IMDb (Chapter 14) altho the episode itself is good written, its aftermath in the next episodes are very poorly handled and written.

    BRIEF SPOILERS FROM HOUSE OF CARDS SEASON II

    How do the police officers get so confident Zoe killed herself?! They had the camera footage showing her runing towards a mysterious man and then she suddenly “jumps” in front of a train. It was obvious the mysterious man pushed her to the train!!!

    END OF THE BRIEF SPOILERS FROM HOUSE OF CARDS SEASON II

    Anyways, getting back to the main point of this thread, let’s recommend dramatic shows with PERFECT or close to perfection writing.

    Here are my choices: The Americans, Desperate Housewives, Lost, Homeland, The Good Wife, Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

    PS.: The Americans, The Good Wife, Breaking Bad and BCS are good written beggining to end IMO.

    It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!

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    Pranshu
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    The Leftovers, Six Feet Under & The Good Fight would be my recommendations.

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    The Sopranos, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Leftovers, Succession.

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    Girl, obviously The Sopranos.

    And so far, Succession.

    FYC:

    "Succession" and "Severance" in all Drama categories;
    "Ted Lasso" and "The Great" in all Comedy categories;
    "Station Eleven" and "The White Lotus" in all Limited categories + Ethan Hawke for "Moon Knight".

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    Mad Men, Homeland, Six Feet Under, Downton Abbey, The Sopranos, The Americans and The Good Wife are all great.

    Emmy FYC:

    Chloë Sevigny in “The Girl From Plainville” and “Russian Doll”

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    The Americans, Breaking BadBuffy the Vampire SlayerThe Good FightThe Good Wife, HannibalHappy ValleyI Hate SuzieThe LeftoversMad Men, The Sopranos and Succession!

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    "The Good Fight" and "The Other Two" in all categories.

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    Happy Valley is the only piece of television I’ve ever seen that I would describe as *perfectly* written.

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    a dramedy is still a drama

     

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    Breaking Bad, BoJack Horseman, Mad Men, The Sopranos, and Succession.

    FYC Oscars: Licorice Pizza (Best Picture, Best Director, Original Screenplay), The Mitchells vs The Machines (Best Picture, Animated Feature, Original Screenplay), Wes Anderson (Best Director), Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of MacBeth), Andrew Garfield and Robin de Jesus (Tick, Tick...BOOM!), Jayne Houdyshell (The Humans), Stephen Karam (Adapted Screenplay), Attica and Summer of Soul (Best Documentary)

    FYC Razzies: Dear Evan Hansen (in all eligible categories)

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    Mr Robot and Dark.

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    In terms of writing,

    1. Mad Men
    2. Hannibal
    3. Succession
    4. Better Call Saul
    5. Breaking Bad
    6. Fargo
    7. The Americans
    8. Narcos

    The last two are not entirely perfect but the first 4 seasons are very well-written

    9. Game of Thrones
    10. Lost

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    Mad Men is miles ahead of any other drama when it comes to writing for me. But honorable mentions would go to Friday Night Lights (except S2), The Sopranos, The Americans and swaths of The West Wing.

    My blog: http://benjamonsterstv.blogspot.com/

    My site: https://peaktvdatabase.weebly.com/

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    Mad Men is miles ahead of any other drama when it comes to writing for me

    Not sure I would say miles ahead when a female character has been unaware she was pregnant for nine months… That is one of the most silliest plotlines I’ve ever seen.

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    The first five that came to mind

    Angels

    Buffy

    Suzie

    6FU

    Watchmen

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Big Little Lies, Feud, The Good Wife, The Good Fight, Homecoming.

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