101 Best Written TV Series

Aired: HBO, 2010-Present

As a writer on The Sopranos, Terence Winter's name is on some of the show's most iconic episodes, including "Pine Barrens," and "Long Term Parking," in which a mobster's fianc was taken out. His first series as showrunner is a kaleidoscope of Prohibition-era Americana, set in Atlantic City, where corrupt politicians intermingle with mob bosses for control of black market liquor. Winter's show is based on the book of the same name, by Nelson Johnson. "I started with the book Boardwalk Empire and then immersed myself in the history of Atlantic City, World War I, the temperance movement, Prohibition, pop culture," Winter recently told Wired magazine. "I even read the news and magazines of the period just to soak in it. That was before I even started thinking of the story."

Terence Winter on working with Martin Scorsese and the real history behind Boardwalk Empire 

Credited Writers

Bathsheba S.L. Doran
Dave Flebotte
Diane Frolov
Chris Haddock
Meg Jackson
Lawrence Konner
Howard Korder
Steve Kornacki
Itamar S. Moses
Margaret Nagle
Andrew Schneider
Paul Simms
David Stenn
Tim Van Patten
Terence Winter