View Full Version : Favourite TV Writers

06-18-2011, 03:29 AM
I hope this is the right place to put this, I thought it might be interesting to find out what other folks think. There are a lot of very good TV writers out there (a lot of poor ones too) top 3's?? (Maybe in no particular order)

1. Steven Moffat (Dr Who, Sherlock, Coupling etc)
The guy constantly surprises me with his twists and turns, excellent humour too.

2. Matthew Graham (Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes etc)
Anyone who can create Gene Hunt (the UK version) needs to be in a top three.

3. Graham Linehan (Father Ted, The IT Crowd)
Comedy at it's finest

06-18-2011, 03:40 AM
1. Joss Whedon
2. JJ Abrams
3. Stephen J. Cannell (RIP)

06-18-2011, 04:07 AM
1. David Simon - The Wire. 'nuff said.
2. Joss Whedon - Buffy. Angel and Firefly too, but mostly Buffy.
3. David Milch - Deadwood, you c*&*sucker.
4. Steven Moffat - He'd be number one, but he's on this list because of 'Blink'--one great hour (not that he hasn't had others, of course) vs. the hours and hours from the others.
5. David Chase -- the effect of 'Sopranos' is cumulative for me. Watching an episode here and there as I used to years ago, I just didn't get the hype. Marathoning the series, I do now.
6. Rod Serling. The classic Twilight Zone is too uneven for me to place higher.

06-18-2011, 04:13 AM
Dennis Potter.

06-18-2011, 04:25 AM
Marti Noxon and Jane Espenson are both really good.

Marti, if you ever happen to stumble across this post whilst ego-surfing or something, can you tell me how Point Pleasant was supposed to come out?

06-18-2011, 06:00 AM
J. M. S.

Dude wrote Babylon 5. Dude's basically god.

06-18-2011, 09:02 AM
Joss Whedon and Dennis Potter.

06-19-2011, 08:26 AM
Matthew Weiner, also wrote on The Sopranos, now writes most of Mad Men.