The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will air this coming Monday, August 25. The ceremony will celebrate the best of the best in television, including handing out awards for writing. This year, the drama and comedy writing categories are brimming with amazing episodes from Breaking Bad, True Detective, Veep, Orange Is the New Black, and more. The writing categories have a long history of awarding tremendous episodes of television in both genres — and, thanks to the Internet, you can now watch most of them online. Here are 25 of the best winners, with links so you can stream them now.
1980: Hill Street Blues — “Hill Street Station” (drama)
Written by Michael Kozoll, Steven Bochco. Available on Hulu
“Hill Street Station” is the pilot episode of Hill Street Blues, an ’80s police drama. The first hour of the series manages to introduce the characters, some central conflicts, a hostage situation, and murder. It all weaves together seamlessly and sets up the addictive nature of the show.