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The Best Episodes of Generation Kill

Every episode of Generation Kill ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Generation Kill!

The first 40 days of the war in Iraq as seen through the eyes of an elite group of U.S. Marines who spearheaded the invasion along with an embedded Rolling Stone reporter. A vivid account of the soldiers and of the forces that guided them in an often-improvised initiative.

Genres:War & PoliticsDramaAction & Adventure
Network:HBO

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The best episode of "Generation Kill" is "A Burning Dog", rated 8.6/10 from 956 user votes. It was directed by Simon Cellan Jones and written by Ed Burns, David Simon. "A Burning Dog" aired on 8/10/2008 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Bomb in the Garden".

  • A Burning Dog
    8.6/10 956 votes

    #1 - A Burning Dog

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2008-08-10

    First Recon get their orders to cross a local Iraqi bridge, which gives them their first chance to use local Iraqi citizens. As First Recon gets closer to the bridge, they are ambushed.

    Director: Simon Cellan Jones

    Writer: Ed Burns, David Simon

  • Bomb in the Garden
    8.6/10 941 votes

    #2 - Bomb in the Garden

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2008-08-24

    Having reached Baghdad, Bravo Team is shocked at the size of the city; while First Recon begin doing their daily patrols in Baghdad, they find out the obstacles that they and the Iraqis face is much greater than they could ever think of.

    Director: Susanna White

    Writer: David Simon

  • Screwby
    8.3/10 973 votes

    #3 - Screwby

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2008-07-27

    Bravo Company waits for their next orders, while scoping out a roadside firefight, they watch in shock as a regimental combat team arrives with guns blazing.

    Director: Susanna White

    Writer: Ed Burns, David Simon

  • Stay Frosty
    8.3/10 914 votes

    #4 - Stay Frosty

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2008-08-17

    First Recon get their next mission, which is to help escort the Iraqi civilians leaving Baghdad from a nearby highway, while trying to help them flee, the men see the humanity in the Iraqi civilians; First Recon come to the realization that since Baghdad is the next stop for American and Coalition forces, their war is almost at a close.

    Director: Simon Cellan Jones

    Writer: Ed Burns, David Simon

  • Combat Jack
    8.2/10 943 votes

    #5 - Combat Jack

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2008-08-03

    After capturing an Iraqi airstrip, the First Recon is ahead of the other American and Coalition troops, which gives them time to regroup.

    Director: Simon Cellan Jones

    Writer: David Simon

  • The Cradle of Civilization
    8.1/10 1,049 votes

    #6 - The Cradle of Civilization

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2008-07-20

    Bravo Company gets an order to treat any Iraqi, holding a weapon, as a hostile.

    Director: Susanna White

    Writer: Ed Burns, David Simon

  • Get Some
    7.9/10 1,221 votes

    #7 - Get Some

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2008-07-13

    Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the Marines wait to receive their orders at Camp Mathilda in Kuwait, they learn that Rolling Stone columnist Evan Wright will be embedded with them.

    Director: Susanna White

    Writer: Ed Burns, David Simon