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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:
Claire Danes ...  Carrie Mathison 96 episodes, 2011-2020
Mandy Patinkin ...  Saul Berenson 96 episodes, 2011-2020
Rupert Friend ...  Peter Quinn 57 episodes, 2012-2018
Maury Sterling ...  Max Piotrowski 45 episodes, 2011-2020
F. Murray Abraham ...  Dar Adal 43 episodes, 2012-2018


The winner of 6 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Drama Series, Homeland is an edge-of-your-seat sensation. Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody is both a decorated hero and a serious threat. CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar. The delicate dance these two complex characters perform, built on lies, suspicion, and desire, is at the heart of this gripping, emotional thriller in which nothing short of the fate of our nation is at stake. Written by ahmetkozan

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Like on Criminal Minds (2005), Ben Savage plays a younger version of a character played by Mandy Patinkin. See more »


Throughout the first season, Carrie continuously calls the hijab headscarf a burka. As her character has been on service in the Middle East before, it is extremely unlikely she would confuse these terms. See more »


Brody: They say the head is blown off and survives, intact...
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Written by Sean Callery
Performed by Sean Callery Feat. Chris Tedesco
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23 May 2020 | by robfollowerSee all my reviews

4 - Truly an incredible season, from start to finish, gripping, tightly plotted, with some 24-esque action scenes and twists galore, not to mention the amazing rivalry between the american and pakistani intelligence forces.

1 - One of the best written TV seasons I've ever seen. It's a perfect puzzle - each episode provides fragments, little pieces that at the end come together in a beautiful way.

8 - It's hard to say that later Homeland is "better" than those chaotic early years, but mentor-mentee friction between Carrie and Saul was worth sticking around for. And the finale was, above all else, a satisfying pay-off to that relationship. 7 - Yevgeny was an amazing villain, may have actually been the best of the show (I'm not really counting Brody as one). I also loved the constantly increasing scope of the season - it began with Carrie running ops off the book, and ended in Russia as part of an official delegation.

2 - Many had thought Homeland would've been better off if it concludes the Brody story with S1. And at first, S2 seems to support that arguement, as initially it does feel a little bit like a retread, that it would just be a repeat of S1. But it quickly changes tune, as the whole show gets flipped on its head with Brody getting captured. And from thereon, it was fantastic.

3 - Painfully slow start - not to mention that seeing Carrie and Saul crap on each other felt wrong. But midway into the season, they reveal THE twist, which retroactively makes you go "oh!" And from thereon, amazing. Brody's mission was probably my favorite arc in the whole show, and the finale actually made me cry, which is very rare of any tv show. However, no matter how much the twist may "redeem" the early episodes, in the moment, they were just not very enjoyable.

6 - Similiar story to S3 - a very slow start, then suddenly the big event occurs, and everything gets shifted into top gear. Quinn was the star of this season, and Rupert Friend has done an incredible job at his portrayal.

5 - I still liked this season, and it had a very strong start - and, I absolutely love that they shot the whole thing in Germany - gave it a really cool atmosphere. But.. on rewatch, I realized how much I hate what they've done with Quinn after the first few episodes. He just stumbles from one bad situation to another. The writers had the right idea of Quinn essentially fulfilling the role of an assassin initially, and I wish that was just how it was the entire season. The entire terrorist subplot should have been culled, with the focus being entirely on Alison and her treason.

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Release Date:

2 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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