HGWIR: David Simon Megathread


Bit slow on here this afternoon.

As ever, spoilers for all of the below shows.

Show Rating
I’m Alan Partridge 4.79
The Wire 4.75
Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers 4.75
The Sopranos 4.57
Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave 4.41
Twin Peaks 4.32
Wallace and Gromit: A Grand Day Out 4.25
Seinfeld 4.09
The Office UK 4.07
Breaking Bad 4.01
Futurama 3.97
Friday Night Lights 3.89
Twin Peaks: The Return 3.89
Fawlty Towers 3.89
Knowing Me, Knowing You 3.84
Six Feet Under 3.83
Mid Morning Matters 3.8
The League of Gentlemen 3.64
This Life 3.6
Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death 3.56
The Office US 3.48
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 3.45
The X-Files 3.19
Malcolm in the Middle 3.18
Gilmore Girls 3.09
Psychoville 3.01
Friends 2.98
Mr. Bean 2.94
Only Fools and Horses 2.94
The Mighty Boosh 2.73
The Big Breakfast 2.66
Sex and the City 2.59
Angel 2.55
Skins 2.46
Lost 2.39
Goodnight Sweetheart 2.11
Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy 1.63
Miranda 1.49

David Simon is surely one of DiS’s favourites. The Wire already sits joint second in this list, but where should Simon’s other shows rank?


Discuss them here. Or don’t, whatever.


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Only seen GK, really liked it, 4


Haven’t seen any other work apart The Deuce which I am a big fan of.

Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets is an incredible incredible book though

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Generation Kill is one of the best ever. A strong 5.

Treme I never really gelled with, but it was watchable. 3.

Haven’t seen enough of Homicide or any of Show Me A Hero.

The Corner has some brilliant moments but doesn’t quite work as a whole, still give it a 4 because it made me feel things


Can we have a bit of consistency mate? Twin Peaks had a couple of hours but Wallace and Gromit almost got a fortnight?!


I was on holiday mate!

Doesn’t really matter does it

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Only seen Treme out of these and I really enjoyed it.

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blimey, it’s not his job theo


have you read the corner book? I couldn’t get on with it at all despite loving homicide. was a while ago and though so maybe I need to have another crack at it


Feel like the W+G specials should be grouped together and given an average score

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  • On balance lastdino is right

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absolutely love treme. show me a hero was alright
not watched the others cos they sound too serious

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Might adopt this new brisk pace for HGATR and do a couple more over the weekend.


I didn’t see the end of show me a hero but i’d watch more of that sort of stuff about housing if he made more.

how come you’ve not included The Deuce?


No I haven’t and I did give it a go. Think I was just more intrigued by the world of the homicide detectives, even though Simon brings the drug addict aspect to life incredibly in The Wire.

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it hasn’t finished yet, all these polls are for shows that are done and dusted


The Wire goes without saying.
Loved Generation Kill, goodto see Ziggy back in action and a nice alternative view to the usual war dramas.
Really enjoyed Treme and the music for a few seasons but I think I gave up after season 3.
The Corner is brilliant and from what I remember more heart breaking than the Wire.