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“Hi, honey! Hi, kids! I was missing for 8 years and you thought I was dead! But guess what? I’m baaaaack.”
I have to admit…I came around to it reluctantly. The premise seemed intriguingly simple enough – a CIA agent named Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) believes a recently rescued POW named Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) has been turned by Al Qaeda and begins 24/7 surveillance of his return home against the orders of the agency and against the sentimental tide of a nation that views him as a hero. The first episode was okay…but there were hints of things that made me press on, and slowly but surely (and now, 9 episodes in, the pace is breathtaking) – I got hooked.
I try to tell my friends and co-workers about it. “Hey,” I say, “Are you watching that new show Homeland? It’s like 24 meets My So-Called Life meets The Truman Show. Yeah, it’s pretty good.” And they look at me befuddled. But it’s more than pretty good…it’s great. And it’s more than just that reference-fueled sound-bite.
Dare I say it’s a show like no other – and here are Five Reasons Why You Should Be Watching Homeland. Continue reading →