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    Homeland, Ep. 4.08, “Halfway to a Donut” is all about wrong choices

    After a few uneven weeks, Homeland is back in top form. This show always works best when it’s deeply in spy mode, tense and forcing impossible decisions. This episode is also unpredictable in a way it hasn’t been. Saul’s escape is gripping and the position it leaves Carrie in is not only a perfect moment of frustration and heartbreak, but it also seemingly breaks the bond between the two. Her betrayal is not something that Saul will easily forgive (“Fuck you, Carrie! You goddamn lied!”). More

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    Homeland, Ep. 4.05, “About A Boy” an uneasy hour of bad choices

    “I’m a spy. I know shit.”

    That line, spoken by John Redmond, is funny in the moment, but begins to feel ironic by the end of the episode. Practically everyone is off their game this week, with an abundance of questionable decisions leading to Saul getting kidnapped. By this point, we’ve spent plenty of time with Carrie, Saul, Quinn, even Fara. We know what they can do, we know how good they are at their jobs…except when the writers need them to be stupid. It all feels overly telegraphed, to the point where these uncharacteristic decisions not only frustrate on a plot level, but a character one too. It’s reminiscent of how a show like Family Guy treats its characters and its continuity, which is an unfortunate comparison to make with a high profile prestige drama. More

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    Homeland, Ep. 4.04, “Iron in the Fire” goes the Full Carrie

    There are several reminders in this episode about how good Carrie is at her job, as if the writers are making sure we have the right perspective on her character heading into the episode’s final scene. Fara tells Quinn when he arrives, “I don’t know how she finds time to sleep.” Later, the guy John Redmond had tailing Carrie last episode (and failing) tells John, simply, “She’s good.” Considering the fact that we’ve seen Carrie often at her worst, it is valuable to remember what a good agent she is. Which brings us to that final scene.
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    Homeland, Ep. 4.1/4.2, “The Drone Queen”/”Trylon and Perisphere” hits reboot

    The opening minutes of Homeland’s fourth season, designed to disorient and excite, throws us into Carrie’s new world as the CIA station chief in Kabul. This double feature premiere hits the ground running as we watch how Carrie and her team make a decision that looks as if it will have reverberations throughout the rest of the season. Welcome back, Homeland is saying, and let us get “back to basics”.
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    First look at ‘Homeland’ Season 4

    Showtime has just released the first commercial for the latest season of their hit drama Homeland. Both Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin are nominated for Emmys as the show returns for its fourth year starting October 5, and this latest trailer reveals Carrie on an excursion through Pakistan. Homeland airs Sundays at 9 PM ET […] More

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    Watch the THR Television Roundtable sessions, featuring showrunners, performers, and more

    Over the years, The Hollywood Reporter has gained a reputation for their Roundtable sessions, in which they gather notable figures to candidly discuss their professions, their work, and the industry at large. With television inceasingly gaining prestige to rival movies, the site has expanded their roundtable coverage to include the small screen as well. Their […] More

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    Homeland, Ep. 3.04: “Game On” – How to execute a twist

    Homeland, Season 3: Episode 4 – “Game On” Written by James Yoshimura and Alex Gansa Directed by David Nutter Airs Sunday nights at 9 ET on Showtime For all the grief that Homeland has been getting, “Game On” serves as an excellent turning point for the season and both retroactively elevates the material from the first […] More

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    ‘Homeland’ releases a full Season 3 trailer

    One of the huge critical hits of the last few years in television has been the Showtime drama Homeland. Marking the return of Claire Danes to television, as well as a new leading role for Damian Lewis following the critically acclaimed but low rated Life alongside a supporting cast that included Mandy Patinkin and Morena […] More

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