David Simon

Biography: David Simon is an American journalist, author and television writer and producer. He attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and the University of Maryland writing for the newspaper of both institutions. Upon graduating from college with a degree in general studies he embarked upon a career in journalism, writing for The Baltimore Sun metro desk. He paused in 1987 to observe the activity of the Baltimore Homicide Unit for a year and his research was the basis for his first book Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets. The book inspired the Emmy-winning television series Homicide: Life on the Street which gave Simon his first work in television - initially as a writer and later as a producer. He wrote a second book entitled The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood after observing one of Baltimore's open air drug markets for over a year. The book was adapted by Simon into the Emmy-award winning HBO mini-series The Corner. Simon next created an original series, The Wire, for HBO and served as the shows executive producer, head writer and show runner throughout its run. He is working on an adaptation of Evan Wright's book Generation Kill into a second HBO mini-series of the same name. Expand

David Simon's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 91
Highest Metascore: 98 The Wire: Season 3
Lowest Metascore: 78 The Wire: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
5 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
98 The Wire: Season 4 Sep 10, 2006 Writer 9.6
98 The Wire: Season 3 Sep 19, 2004 Writer 9.5
95 The Wire: Season 2 Jun 1, 2003 Writer 9.1
90 The Corner: Season 1 Apr 16, 2000 Writer 8.5