Homeland (TV Pick of the Week)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

During the summer, I have about half as many shows that I watch on TV, so I'm always looking for some TV entertainment.  Two months ago when we set up Fios for our new apartment, there was a promotion that included free Showtime.  Shortly after all the regular season shows went off the air,  my fiance and I were having one of those days where we have 200+ channels but there was nothing on TV, so we settled on Homeland (on Showtime).  It was about halfway through the 11th of 12 episodes in season 1, it seemed good and intriguing, but we were lost.

Flash forward to a week ago, we managed to catch the second half of the 2nd episode.  Now were were really intrigued.  Luckily with Showtime, comes Showtime On-Demand.  So we started from the beginning of the season and became addicted!  This show is amazing!  Last weekend we found ourselves caught up in a marathon, we watched about 5 or 6 episodes.  When I found out there were only 12 to watch and the new season doesn't start until September 30, I felt the urge to start pacing ourselves so that we didn't have to go through a 2 month withdrawal.  Now we're back at that 11th episode, so hopefully it'll make some sense when we re-watch.

There are so many twists and turns in this show and I definitely don't want to give anything away, so here's my quick summary which probably doesn't do the show any justice:
Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is a crazy and crazy smart CIA agent trying to stop terrorism.  Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) is her mentor and colleague. The series starts with the return of Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) to the USA and his family.    Brody was a Prisoner of War for 8 years, was assumed dead and was finally discovered by American Troops.  All three of them have their issues.  The audience quickly finds out that while in Baghdad, Carrie learns "a prisoner of war has been turned." Is it Brody? You will have to watch and see how the story unfolds. 

Brody (Lewis), Carrie (Danes)  and Saul (Patikin) Main Characters L to R,   http://motorcityrocks.com/2011/09/detroits-fur-showtimes-homeland/
I Shariously can't expres enough how great this show is.  Also to come - some of the other showtime series' that I've discovered!


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