Who's the hero – who's the threat? When MIA Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody returns home to a hero's welcome after eight years in enemy confinement, brilliant but volatile CIA agent Carrie Mathison isn't buying his story. She believes that Brody has been turned and is now working for Al Qaeda. What follows is a dangerous game of cat and mouse with nothing short of American national security at stake. Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patankin star in the provocative, suspenseful new Showtime Original Series HOMELAND, from Executive Producers of 24.
2x01 "The Smile" 9/30/12 2x02 "Beirut Is Back" 10/7/12 2x03 "State of Independence" 10/14/12 2x04 "New Car Smell" 10/21/12 2x05 "Q&A" 10/28/12 2x06 "A Gettysburg Address" 11/4/12 2x07 "The Clearing" 11/11/12 2x08 "I'll Fly Away" 11/18/12 2x09 "Two Hats" 11/25/12 2x10 "Broken Hearts" 12/2/12 2x11 "In Memoriam" 12/9/12 2x12 "The Choice" 12/16/12
This pilot went up streaming for preview with a TV-14 edit a few weeks back, and I really liked it. It's kind of like 24 with swearing, sex, and a hell of a lot more focus. It's still a war on terror show with a slightly nuts protagonist going after a mole outside of proper channels but the slow burn of premium drama puts a good shine on it. Claire Danes is pretty good and Damian Lewis is excellent. I couldn't quite recognize the POW's wife for a bit, but it's Inara from Firefly.
At any rate, it's the only new drama from this fall that I can say with certainty I'll be following.
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In one respect, I'm glad the writers killed off nearly every secondary character. The show was in danger of writing itself into a hole, at least this way they have the chance to start new again and create spectacular television ala season one.
Jan 13, 13 at 3:51pm
pretty sure they said it was abu nazirs plan and he sacrificed himself to catch them off guard. saul definitely isnt a terrorist anyway lol
Jan 13, 13 at 3:30pm
8 months. Jheeze. Anyway; who believes Saul is behind it? I have to watch the finalé again to remind me what hinted to me that it could be but that was my thinking after watching. Taking into consideration that the show loves to throw an odd ball every now and again, I think that would be a brave and bold direction to move in.
edit: also, it just being new terrorists seems way too simple and reminds me of 24's seasons.
Jan 12, 13 at 1:57pm
From the official Homeland Facebook page:
EXCITING NEWS: Homeland will return for a third season on Sunday, September 29th at 9PM ET/PT
Dec 20, 12 at 5:52am
Spoiler:finale and season two musings
I really enjoyed the first few episodes of this season, particularly Q&A which is one of the best episodes the show has ever done. The back half was just filled with stuff that bugged me and i hate how ridiculous everything got.
Nazir entering the states with a shaved beard and playing hide and seek with a crazy CIA lady in an abandoned warehouse in a scene that wouldn't have been out of place in a shit horror flick was mental. I'm also not a fan of the Brody/Carrie relationship when they are just professing their undying love for each other all the time. Some of the dialogue, which is normally the shows strength, was really jarring as well (Quinn's 'i kill bad guys' speech and Dana's 'our friendship is dead just like that woman we hit with your benz' chat with the VP's son).
Everything with Saul was pretty much golden throughout though, i'm glad it looks like he'll have a major role in season three having being forced to the sidelines a little in recent episodes. His scenes, as well as the news showing Brody's video (which was a great 'oh shit' moment), got me through that finale.
I much preferred the more understated season one, but i'm sure the writers said in an interview they were hoping to get back to that next year, so i'm cautiously optimistic.
a bit of a ramble but whatever.
Dec 19, 12 at 8:59pm
Golden Miru warrior
With a stretch of episodes firmly leveling my expectations, that finale was clear to blow them out of the water.
There isn't really a new antagonist in the show besides this unnamed new face delivering the message on the news. And right now, there's no antagonist in the main setting of the show. Brody is now a wronged hero who was framed for this attack that came out of the blue.
Not necessarily that into the love angle, though it doesn't make or break the show for me like it might for some.
I prefer season one to this season despite a lot of killer episodes due to filler in specifically 203, 206, 207 & 208 (last ssn was never that weak even when it was developing its world). It's in full 24 mode but that's surprisingly not the worst thing in the world considering 24 had its stretch of good years. I'll be back again with it next year, again with no idea where they'll go.
Dec 18, 12 at 6:59am
Can't believe this season has been getting criticism, it's been brilliant, easily one of the best shows on TV.
Dec 17, 12 at 3:28am
D I O S
Why was the rest of the season not as good as that? I mean it's gone full blown ridiculous now and will unlikely return to being in any way sane but if you're gonna do mental do it like that.
Can't help but feel that killing off David Harewood isn't the smartest of moves, him and Saul were easily the best actors on it and them two acting off each other could save any episode from being dull.
Anyway, brilliant ending to a good season. Looking forward hesitantly to the next season, can't help but feel it's gonna start on a decline but the writers are good so we'll see.
Dec 11, 12 at 12:29pm
D I O S
I thought Homeland went out at like 10 in America? Two in the morning here would be 9 eastern time, surely?
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