Top 5 Best Written TV Episodes in 2016

As the 2016 TV season comes to a halt, and the Summer/Winter season begins, here are my picks for the best written TV episodes in 2016.

This was an incredibly difficult list to compile. There were some exceptionally well written episodes of television this year.

Find more of my Top 5 Lists HERE

Click on the titles to see my review of each episode.

Note: While most shows have finished for their mid-season break, a few still remain going or will finish in the next couple of weeks. If any of these episodes contain writing that may impact this list, I will update it. 

Top 5 Best Written TV Episodes in 2016

1. “Nailed” (Peter Gould, Better Call Saul)

2. “Trompe L’Oeil” (Halley Gross and Jonathan Nolan, Westworld)

3. “Klick” (Heather Marion and Vince Gilligan, Better Call Saul)

4. “The Winds of Winter” (David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, Game of Thrones) 

5. “Hyde Park Corner” (Peter Morgan, The Crown)

Honourable Mentions: “Trace Decay” (Westworld), “The Bicameral Mind” (Westworld), “San Junipero” (Black Mirror)

Photos: “Nailed” (AMC), “Trompe L’Oeil” (Heavy), “Klick” (AMC), “The Winds of Winter” (Fanpop), “Hyde Park Corner” (The AV Club)

5 thoughts on “Top 5 Best Written TV Episodes in 2016

  1. Great choices, I’d love to read your thoughts on why you feel like these are the best written episodes. Would you be interested in fleshing this out into a full article and sharing it on

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