Excerpt: Homeland is an espionage drama series, with psychological thriller elements that pulls together a lot of ideas surrounding counterterrorism, paranoia, prisoners of war, damaged personas, and what it means to be a hero.
Conclusion: If the cancellation of 24 has left a domestic terrorism-shaped hole in your heart, check out Homeland —it's slower and less intense, but it's psychologically smarter and far more emotionally gripping.
Conclusion: Boy do I love 'Homeland.' It's smartly scripted. Its characters cannot be pigeonholed into any sort of rote cliché. They're intriguing people puzzles that keep you guessing throughout the entire season. What I liked most is the fact that I could never predict what was going to happen next.
Excerpt: Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) has spent the past eight years held captive by Islamic fundamentalists, during which time he was tortured, interrogated, and mentally broken. While he is now free from that horrific ordeal, the life he left behind has changed in his absence.
Summary: Decent plotting and a riveting performance from Claire Danes—whose character is willing to risk everything to keep a man she believes is an Al Qaeda operative from committing the next big terrorist attack on U.S. soil—make “Homeland: Season 1” a winner.
Excerpt: "Homeland" är en av de senaste årens allra bästa serier och den har befäst sin position tack vare sin lyckosamma blandning av genrerna action/thriller/drama och de djuplodade karaktärsporträtten av Nicholas Brody och Carrie Mathison.