Tag Archives: Emmys

The Americans: COMINT + Trust Me

A rapidly unfolding spy thriller without a clear semblance of stakes and a spine of dynamic relationships without distinguished truth between characters, The Americans continues to be a surprising and challenging entry in cable TV. As numbers hover only a … Continue reading

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The Americans: Ep. 101 – 104

Like so many who were long excited for the show, I recently finished binge watching House of Cards. I’ve been less than compelled to talk about the show, think about the show, much less actually write about the show. And that … Continue reading

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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. 209: Two Hats

Homeland’s “Two Hats” furthers a trend that the show has embarked upon in the past few episodes. Anticipation for an event fills out much of the running time before the dominoes come crashing down in a robust moment of action. … 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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Fincher and Netflix Unveil House of Cards Preview

When the best show on “television” actually streams from the Internet, wins an Emmy for Best Drama, and the nation can’t stop talking about it, will the game be officially changed? It’s impossible not to think about this watching the … Continue reading

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Homeland, Ep. 207: The Clearing

As if slowly letting the helium out of a balloon, “The Clearing” diffuses the tension that made the past three episodes high points of the series and replaces them with divergent subplots that, for the moment, have little immediate pay … 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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