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Homeland, Ep. 212: The Choice

Homeland’s Season Two finale,  “The Choice,” came with only a portion of the anticipation that Season One’s brought. As it turned out, after one of the most surprising – yet somehow expected – conclusions I can remember, Homeland fulfilled my … Continue reading

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Homeland, Ep. 211: In Memoriam

Now that the universe of Homeland loyalists have officially conceded (myself included) that perhaps the show isn’t the context with which Kiefer Sutherland will penetrate the social realism of The Wire and solve crucial life questions, it takes on a … Continue reading

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Homeland, Ep. 210: Broken Hearts

Between all the drama of Carrie and Brody or the CIA’s plot to find terrorists or Dana Brody’s meltdown, it might have been easy to miss that this entire series, in one way or another, has been building to one … Continue reading

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Homeland, Ep. 208: I’ll Fly Away

Homeland’s “I’ll Fly Away” heightens the passion between Carrie and Brody while complicating the head games that continue to escalate between them. Now in a tug-of-war representative of an entire intelligence chess game, Carrie’s explosive personality threatens to not only … Continue reading

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Homeland, Ep. 206: A Gettysburg Address

Last we saw Sergeant Brody, he was picking himself off the ground of a dank interrogation room pleading forgiveness to the woman whose life he nearly ruined. Homeland effectively yanked the rug out from under its audience and exploded all … Continue reading

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Homeland, Ep. 205: Q&A

Would it be overstating it to say that between Mad Men’s ‘LSD Scene’ and the ‘Interrogation Scene’ in this recent episode of Homeland, the two most captivating moments in cinema this year came from television? In one short line, said … Continue reading

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Homeland, Ep. 204: New Car Smell

When people look back on Homeland as a series, they will likely point to a handful of episodes that set it apart from other political dramas like it. These episodes show why Homeland might forever make us rethink serial political … Continue reading

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Lebanon’s Reputation v. Homeland

It was reported recently that the Lebanon government is taking action against the producers of Homeland for its potentially damaging portrayal of the formerly infamous city of Beirut. In the second episode of this season, Beirut becomes a bull’s-eye of … Continue reading

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Homeland, Ep. 203: State of Independence

And just like that, Homeland’s gone and blown the lid off the whole thinning plot problem. As its most toned down and personal episode in Season Two, “State of Independence” went deeper into the psychology its two broken characters. Filled … Continue reading

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Homeland, Ep. 202: Beirut is Back

Homeland’s Carrie isn’t a schizophrenic sociopath who threatens the security of those around her or talks to telephone poles. In fact, she’s one of the more grounded mentally unstable characters I’ve ever seen. Yet, the buttoned-up, masculine politics of the CIA … Continue reading

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