Homeland (2011– )

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When Marine Nicolas Brody is hailed as a hero after he returns home from eight years of captivity in Iraq, intelligence officer Carrie Mathison is the only one who suspects that he may have been "turned".

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 Carrie Mathison (49 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Saul Berenson (48 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Nicholas Brody (37 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Jessica Brody (36 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Chris Brody (36 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Dana Brody (36 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Peter Quinn (33 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Mike Faber (25 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 David Estes (24 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Andrew Lockhart (24 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Virgil (22 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Abu Nazir (20 episodes, 2011-2013)
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Carrie Mathison, a CIA operations officer, is on probation after carrying out an unauthorized operation in Iraq. As a result, she has been reassigned to the Counter terrorism center. Whilst in Iraq, she was warned that an American prisoner had been turned by Al-Qaeda. When Nicholas Brody, a U.S. Marine Sergeant, is rescued after being held hostage since 2003, she suspects that he is the turned American prisoner. Brody is received home as a war hero, so Carrie goes to any lengths possible, ignoring protocol, to catch him out. Written by Kad

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British actor Damian Lewis landed the lead role without an audition. The series producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa were so impressed with his performance in the under-rated Keane (2004), they offered him the part over the course of a phone call. See more »

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Brody's uniform ranking changes several times throughout season 1. At highest rank on service uniform he has the ranking of Gunnery Sergeant. In dress blues to attend dinner, he is shown with only a Sergeant ranking. In reference to repeated naming of ranking, he is referred to as Sergeant, if the Gunnery Sergeant rank is true, everyone would refer to him as Gunnery Sergeant or Gunny for short See more »

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Intriguing Drama with an immensely talented cast.
12 October 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

If you wanted to see a gripping thriller with incredible characters, you have come to the perfect place. 'Homeland' is the new Showtime Drama that entertains you throughout and never lets you go, thus succeeding in slipping in some really unexpected twists in the plot. With writers who've previously written for '24', the show does look inspired when it comes to keeping the audience in the dark.

The show is blessed with a small but amazing cast whose performance is worth every penny. Claire Danes plays an intense CIA analyst who believes that recently recovered P.O.W. (Damian Lewis) is plotting to attack America. Her character is unstable and makes it hard for the audience to believe her which adds to the beauty of the script. Damian Lewis, on the other hand, plays the 'guy in uniform' with ease as he did splendidly in 'Band of Brothers'. The show hasn't revealed much about Damian's character and I have a feeling they wouldn't do that any time soon, since it keeps the suspense going.

The pilot was top-notch and certainly the best that premiered this fall. If the show continues to be intriguing and maintains the high quality of the pilot, it can surely be a genius.

10 stars at least for now.


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