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A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.
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Series cast summary:
 Carrie Mathison (72 episodes, 2011-2017)
 Saul Berenson (72 episodes, 2011-2017)
 Peter Quinn (57 episodes, 2012-2017)
 Nicholas Brody (37 episodes, 2011-2014)
 Jessica Brody (36 episodes, 2011-2013)
 Chris Brody (36 episodes, 2011-2013)
 Dana Brody (36 episodes, 2011-2013)
 Dar Adal (30 episodes, 2012-2015)


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 one. While Brody is received home as a war hero, Carrie goes to any lengths necessary to catch him out. Written by Kad

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Ben Affleck was asked to direct the pilot and wanted to do so, but his arrangement with then wife Jennifer Garner (in which when one worked the other would stay at home with the kids) prevented him to take the job. See more »


The close personal relationship between Brody and Mike blatantly violates military regulations against fraternization between enlisted men and officers. A case this flagrant would almost certainly lead to a court-martial. See more »


Accomplice Terrorist: He'd want a proper Muslim funeral.
Saul Berenson: If nobody claims him, he'll be buried in Potter's Field.
Accomplice Terrorist: [She starts to cry]
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Written by Sean Callery
Performed by Sean Callery Feat. Chris Tedesco
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Flawless TV
26 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This series is truly great television. On every single level it works and the judgemental aspect of my brain can only give up finding something to criticise. First of all the show deals with the subject of terrorism in a very mature way, there is no ideology behind the script and every perspective is treated fairly. The characters have a real depth rarely seen on screen which is backed up by a lot of very solid acting. Indeed, the conflicting elements to the central characters which makes the show so great would unlikely be pulled off without actors of the calibre of Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin and Morena Baccarin (also particular kudos to the daughter played by Morgan Saylor - one to watch out for in the future). Not only do you watch these characters go through some truly weird and strained circumstances, you really feel it too. The story also has a depth and complexity to it that has only been seen in shows such as The Wire, Lost, The Sopranos and Generation Kill. There are no plot holes that distract from the often quite tense narrative and despite what you think of the overall subject I would be surprised if this show didn't totally suck you in. This is a very real, well thought out and well executed show. Two big thumbs up to everyone involved. For everybody else - go watch it.

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