No one who has watched this series has claimed it is anything other than an outstanding series. Like everything else in this world there are ups and downs but for the most part Homeland is a great watch. I was surprsingly rather unimpressed after season one, but seasons two and three have won me over. Homeland is a worthy time eater.
Carrie (played by Claire Danes) and Saul (played by Mandy Patinkin) are trying in their own ways to find out who was behind the devastating bombing that happened at the CIA headquarters. As time goes on it seems like the two friends are now foes with neither trusted the other.
During most of the season Carrie is hiding a secret from everyone around her. She manages to recruit Brody (played by Damian Lewis) for a mission which is dangerous but offers him a chance at redemption. The risk level grows exponentially when the plan falls aparts while Brody is trapped deep undercover in Iran.
Espionage, terrorism, CIA, conspiracies, betrayal, paranoia, and double-crossing – all are elements of this show. It is edgy and compelling due to a lack of cliches. Lies, suspicion and desire still are the foremost human emotions or endeavours which make up most of the motivations behind this series. Rather seemingly ordinary people place in extraordinary situations. Each character is complex and rich. All the actors in this rather small cast does a great job from the CIA agents to the members of Brody’s family. It might seem trite but the fact that Carrie does not spend as much time crying really increased my enjoyment of the show.
As for the action or thrill aspect of it all, that nevers seems to stop. Really an edge of your seat watch a lot of the time. The story and writing is all really intelligent. Requires plenty of attention and of your brain power to keep up with what is going on.
Definitely the case of where you will be trying to figure out what is really going on as the season goes on. You’ll try to stay one step ahead or, at the very least, on par with what is going on. That, however, is easier said than done. No matter how much you think you are on top of things there will always be some twists that end up surprising you.
-Homeland Season Three: Re-Creating the Tower of David
-The Last Days: Filming the Season Finale
-Commentary on “The Star” by Damian Lewis, Alex Gansa and Joe Hobeck