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WGF Staff’s Favorite TV Shows of 2016

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We obsess daily about television at the Writers Guild Foundation. Frankly, there is not enough time in a day to get to everything we want to watch, but boy, do we try. Here are the shows that left a mark in our office in 2016. 

Libbie Anderson, Volunteer and Programs Coordinator

Her pick: BETTER THINGS (Created by Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K.)

In her words: “Pamela Adlon is a national treasure.  It frightens me how much I love and relate to this show.”

P.S. We have scripts from the entire first season of BETTER THINGS in the Library! 

Javier Barrios, Acquisitions Manager

His pick: STRANGER THINGS (Created by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer)

In his words: “It felt as magical as the best 80’s movies did back then.”

P.S. We have the scripts from the entire first season of STRANGER THINGS in the Library!

Chris Kartje, Director of Programs

His pick: WESTWORLD (Adapted by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy)

In his words: “As soon as I think that I know, I find out that I’m lost again.”

Mary McGuire, Director of Development

Her pick: THE NIGHT MANAGER (Adapted by David Farr)

In her words: “Amazing cinematography and Hugh Laurie, Hugh Laurie, Hugh Laurie.”

P.S. We have scripts from every episode of THE NIGHT MANAGER in the Library! 

Enid Portuguez, Director of Communications

Her pick: INSECURE (Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore)

In her words: “I loved watching a show based in LA with characters that talk like my friends and one that showcases the perspective of single women of color. Also, the music on the show is on point.” 

P.S. We have scripts from the entire first season of INSECURE in the Library! 

Hilary Swett, Archivist

Her pick: ATLANTA (Created by Donald Glover)

In her words: “Like nothing else on TV. It’s smart, weird and wonderful. A balance of subtle and ridiculous in the right amounts. It doesn’t follow a formula but feels real and familiar anyway.”

P.S. We have scripts from the entire first season of ATLANTA in the Library!