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 (42 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Saul Berenson (40 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Nicholas Brody (36 episodes, 2011-2013)
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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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 Mike Faber (25 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 David Estes (24 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Peter Quinn (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Virgil (22 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Abu Nazir (20 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Vice President William Walden (17 episodes, 2011-2012)
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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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iraq | marine | cia | terrorism | war hero | See more »

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The nation sees a hero. She sees a threat. See more »


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On some occasions, Morena Baccarin had to wear a dark wig for her role as Jessica while she waited for her cropped hairdo as Anna in V (2009) to grow out. 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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Over-hyped and overstretched
28 September 2012 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Note: This is a very personal review based on a week-long viewing of whole series 1 of "Homeland".

As depicted in the series, the CIA is incapable of making correct (logical) deductions from the information they collect. Politicians see war as campaign tactics. Soldiers are either killing machines or gormless pawns. Depending on your dominant hemisphere, "Homeland" is either the most vivid and topical description of America at war or the least captivating series about the American war machine ever made.

The characters are all against fiction. By that I mean, they all lack the probable yarn that makes the audience want to spend 44 minutes with them. I won't even mention the caricature of Middle Easterners who are either sex-addict oil-princes or omnipotent brainwashing terrorists! This is of course if you view the story of a POW Marine turned terrorist as a poor depiction of American war (paranoid) machine.

However, if you view this as a study of America at war (with all its implications), then the characters are not only credible: they are flesh-and-bone bores just like you and I. The CIA's inefficiency in the show becomes a plausible reflection of the the intelligence services' shortcomings. The politicians are no longer ambitious liars but mirrors of all candidates to a public office. The series asks the audience to choose between those two conflicting views.

And I, for one, think that is the real raison d'etre of this over-hyped show. Hence the low score. It's not a series, it's a conceptual juggle.


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