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"Homeland" (2011)
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Could have been a great movie, 30 September 2011

This story line could have been a great movie -- as a TV episode it was OK, but as the pilot for a TV series it just doesn't cut it.

The actors were good, the dialog was OK, the plot was barely acceptable for TV (which means the plot could not have happened in real life).

What kills this as a TV Series Pilot is that we know the each week we would see another suspicious hint turn out to be innocuous followed by another new suspicious hint at the end of the episode to set up the next episode. The writers might manage to stretch this nonsense cycle out for a while but I doubt they can write 21 more episodes that keep people's attention to finish out a season.

The story line would have made a good movie or TV mini-series (4 to 6 episodes) but not a full season series.