I don't really have too much extra time to sit around and watch TV, but let me tell you, when I do get into a show, I Really get into a show. And by Really, I mean eight/nine/ten hours-straight season marathons. And hands down, the best shows have the best writing. Fantastic actors and intuitive directors and ingenious premises are all pluses, but I believe that what absolutely makes or breaks a television show is the writing: insane plot twists, gorgeous dialogue and most importantly, characters that are either so believable, or so otherworldly, that I can't help but fall head over heels in love with them.
So, here is my short list of the best shows on television, the ones I can watch over and over and always find something to keep me watching yet again:
I'm sure this is a very incomplete list and as soon as I post it, I'm going to hit myself in the forehead because I'll realize that I've left out some of the best ones, so I'll put the question out there to you all so we can add to the list: what are the best television shows, based on the quality of the writing? *Bonus Points for Explaining Why and Convincing Me to Watch!*