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Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody missing since 2003 is presumed to be killed in action. However Sgt. Brody is found, after a raid is conducted on a terrorist safehouse. Carrie Anderson, a CIA officer believes Sgt. Brody is now working for al Qaeda and has subsequently returned to carry out a terrorist attack on the United States. The public and other government officials believe Sgt. Brody is a war hero which further complicates the investigation. Starring: Damian Lewis, Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin and Morena Baccarin. Premieres on Showtime on October 2 at 10PM.

I'm a sucker for physiological thrillers. I may have to give this one a thought, especially if it has Claire Danes :D
So, did anyone catch the series premiere right after Dexter. It definitely looks good, i could see myself really liking this show.
[QUOTE=BillyBear231;281020]So, did anyone catch the series premiere right after Dexter. It definitely looks good, i could see myself really liking this show.[/QUOTE] I watched and I'm already hooked. Great cast with an interesting premise.
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I watched it last night (we had DVR'd it), and now I think I'll be in for the season. Damian Lewis is an awesome actor anyways (and I've always loved Claire Danes too), AND Mandy Patinkin(!) is a BONUS for me! I loved him on Criminal Minds. Anywho, this first episode wasn't as fast-paced as I had kind of assumed it would be, but it was very good. I have NO idea what to think about Brody at this point. Carrie is so edgy and high-strung I can see why her colleagues think she may be just crazy or over-suspicious. But Brody's memory at the end...WHAT?! He killed his friend! Did they [I]make[/I] him do that, or was it something else? It definitely gave me some things to think about and I am intrigued enough to want to know where this season is going. Great acting all around.
I especially liked the first scene with Morena Baccarin from Firefly (and V.) That alone was reason to tune into the premiere! :p I do agree it was a little slow to start, but being a psychological thriller I guess that should be expected. I think once things get rolling it is going to be a great ride.
Sunday nights are gonna be good for the next few weeks.
[quote]Sunday nights are gonna be good for the next few weeks.[/quote] I'm still watching Sunday shows! My dance card is packed!
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[QUOTE=BillyBear231;281171]Sunday nights are gonna be good for the next few weeks.[/QUOTE] It still feels kinda empty without True Blood! :(
[quote]It still feels kinda empty without True Blood! :([/quote] I'm really juggling... Amazing Race Pan Am Good Wife Homeland Dexter Hung Storm Chasers Boardwalk Empire
I'm one and a half episodes into this and it's really good. The entire premise of it is interesting enough, so I think I'm kind of hooked :)
Homeland has been renewed! At first I was a little surprised being it seems to be situated as a single story that should conclude this season with Damian Lewis being the focus, but I guess that Claire Danes is the real focus character and they could build another scenario for season two with her once again spearheading the story. [I]via press release:[/I] [QUOTE]SHOWTIME® ORDERS SEASON TWO OF HOMELAND Network Greenlights Second Season of Its Highest Rated Freshman Drama Series Ever Starring Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin LOS ANGELES, CA – (October 26, 2011) – On the heels of HOMELAND’s biggest numbers yet, for this past Sunday’s airing, SHOWTIME has ordered a season two, consisting of 12 new one-hour episodes. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. Developed for American television by executive producers Howard Gordon andAlex Gansa, HOMELAND stars Emmy® Award winner Claire Danes, Golden Globe® nominee Damian Lewis and Emmy and Tony®Award winner Mandy Patinkin. HOMELAND debuted as the network’s highest-rated freshman drama series ever, generating 4.4 million viewers across platforms in its first week. The series has continued to increase overall viewership since its premiere, with its most recent episode delivering the series’ best ratings to-date this past Sunday. Season two will begin production in spring 2012. “HOMELAND is just getting started,” said Nevins. “Clearly, the overall audience growth from week one to week four demonstrates that this show is hitting a nerve in the cultural zeitgeist. Alex and Howard have created a psychological thriller that holds special relevance in the post 9/11 world. I’m quite confident that its passionate audience will be riveted as the season unfolds and people discover where this story is going.” The countless accolades for HOMELAND keep coming as the show gets deeper into its debut season. Newsweek calls HOMELAND “the most addictive show of the season.” The New York Times notes “Homeland is well made and gripping…impossible to resist” andTV Guide says “Hands-down the best new drama on TV.” USA Today raves “Stands out as the season’s best new drama.” “Grade: A” says The Boston Globe. The LA Times relays “It’s the first telling of a post-9/11 story that is all the things it should be: politically resonant, emotionally wrenching and plain old thrilling to watch.” HOMELAND is a one-hour drama series that tells the story of Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), a CIA officer battling her own demons, who becomes convinced that the intelligence that led to the rescue of Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), a U.S. soldier who had been missing and presumed dead for eight years, was a setup and may be connected to an Al Qaeda plot to be carried out on American soil. The series also stars Morena Baccarin, David Harewood, Diego Klattenhoff, Morgan Saylor and Jackson Pace. HOMELAND is based on the original Israeli series “Prisoners of War,” by Gideon Raff. Along with Gordon and Gansa, the executive producers for season one are Avi Nir, Ran Telem, Gideon Raff and Michael Cuesta. The series is produced by FOX 21. Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2™, SHOWTIME® SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME®, SHOWTIME BEYOND®, SHOWTIME NEXT®, SHOWTIME WOMEN®, SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD™, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ HD, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®.[/QUOTE]
This makes me happy. The show is fantastic. I figured that if they wanted to even consider another season that Claire Danes would have to be the focus, unless they pull [I]The Killing[/I] over on us and end the first season in the strangest way to where they keep all the main characters. Now that would suck. I like having answers :D
[QUOTE=fabulous788;284171] unless they pull [I]The Killing[/I] over on us and end the first season in the strangest way to where they keep all the main characters. Now that would suck.[/QUOTE] I was actually going to mention The Killing! First thing I thought of when I heard the series was renewed. ;)
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This show is moving kind of slow for me, anyone else? I mean, I still record it, and I'm watching, but just...really slow moving and not a heck of a lot of action.
[QUOTE=OtherPplsDrama;284187]This show is moving kind of slow for me, anyone else? I mean, I still record it, and I'm watching, but just...really slow moving and not a heck of a lot of action.[/QUOTE] The gratuitous nudity gets me through the lulls. :p
[QUOTE=Bacchus;284148]Homeland has been renewed! At first I was a little surprised being it seems to be situated as a single story that should conclude this season with Damian Lewis being the focus, but I guess that Claire Danes is the real focus character and they could build another scenario for season two with her once again spearheading the story. [I]via press release:[/I][/QUOTE] That is seriously impressive, but not unexpected. I am so happy, this and Dexter, make Sunday a great night of Tv.
So, tonight's episode. One word... WOW. I cannot believe it, this show has me hooked. I honestly have no idea what the hell they are gonna do with Brody now, but I just can't wait for next Sunday.
[QUOTE=BillyBear231;287407]So, tonight's episode. One word... WOW. I cannot believe it, this show has me hooked. I honestly have no idea what the hell they are gonna do with Brody now, but I just can't wait for next Sunday.[/QUOTE] I finally got around to watching it and I'm really impressed with the twist in the plot. I didn't see it coming at all (although I should have because it's never what you initially think). Shocked that Walker (I think that's his name) is still alive. Definitely cant's wait for more episodes, especially next week's because it looks super good! On another note, I'm starting to wonder how they are going to make this into another season. I'm assuming they would have to get rid of the Brody character and have another "Homeland" issue.
I think Season 2 could go a lot of different ways like Brody still isn't figured out as the traitor, or Carrie is trying to look for more attacks. I think this show could be around for a while it's great show that isn't all about flashy explosions and someone dying every episode. It's a storyline that keeps you intrigued from start to finish. And after this last episode I think it's safe to say Brody is still a threat to America.
I thought Sunday's episode was a little slow, but told a convincing story as to why Brody would turn on this country. That was always my question and unless it was done right, it would be impossible to sell his actions. I personally don't think Brody can survive this season, unless he ends up becoming the hero. If he was not to be discovered and doesn't save the day - the plot would become somewhat repetitive as there is not a lot of room to maneuver. I'd like to see next year become an entirely new adventure, while keeping as much of the cast as possible intact.
[QUOTE=Bacchus;288860]I thought Sunday's episode was a little slow, but told a convincing story as to why Brody would turn on this country. That was always my question and unless it was done right, it would be impossible to sell his actions. I personally don't think Brody can survive this season, unless he ends up becoming the hero. If he was not to be discovered and doesn't save the day - the plot would become somewhat repetitive as there is not a lot of room to maneuver. I'd like to see next year become an entirely new adventure, while keeping as much of the cast as possible intact.[/QUOTE] I think it's possible they keep this plot for next season. I mean look at Pretty Little Liars same plot in 2 seasons so far. I just hope if they keep it the same they keep it interesting.
[QUOTE=LaneV95;288871]I think it's possible they keep this plot for next season. I mean look at Pretty Little Liars same plot in 2 seasons so far. I just hope if they keep it the same they keep it interesting.[/QUOTE] The way the story has been going, it makes the most sense to actually have a completely different storyline in season two. They can keep Claire Danes for sure, along with the CIA people, but Brody, Walker, and others are questionable. They could drag it out, but I would really hate that.
[QUOTE=fabulous788;288873]The way the story has been going, it makes the most sense to actually have a completely different storyline in season two. They can keep Claire Danes for sure, along with the CIA people, but Brody, Walker, and others are questionable. They could drag it out, but I would really hate that.[/QUOTE] i concur/agree that would work for maybe 2 seasons but then...
Anyone catch last nights episode? Best episode of the season. It was a real good action packed episode.
I enjoyed the last episode although now I am concerned. If there is a spy in the CIA, then who is it? Brody did not know about the sting on Walker, right? This is a psychological thriller so there is sure to be another twist. Saul not passing his polygraph (getting up and then walking out before being asked about the razor blade) has me thinking he might be the leak. I hope not, but beyond him it seems only Carrie and David were in the loop on all three breaches of security. I'd hate for one of my favorite main characters to be a double agent!
[QUOTE=Bacchus;289670]I enjoyed the last episode although now I am concerned. If there is a spy in the CIA, then who is it? Brody did not know about the sting on Walker, right? This is a psychological thriller so there is sure to be another twist. Saul not passing his polygraph (getting up and then walking out before being asked about the razor blade) has me thinking he might be the leak. I hope not, but beyond him it seems only Carrie and David were in the loop on all three breaches of security. I'd hate for one of my favorite main characters to be a double agent![/QUOTE] I think they want us to think that Saul is the leak and they are doing a very good job of doing so. For some reason I still think that Brody is working with Abu Nazir, especially now that he's weaseled his way into the government. Seems just a tad bit set up to me, and now with the preview for next week...GAH, I hate not being in the know. I can't believe there are only two episodes left. It's been a fantastic series to say the least and I can't even imagine how it's going to end.
CRAZY episode. It made me hate Brody. I wonder what's going to happen next week in the NINETY minute finale? Is Brody going to blow them up? His own family? Is Walker going to kill Brody or get killed? Is Carrie going to ever be back in the CIA? God this show makes me crazy!! Great show.
[QUOTE=LaneV95;290508]CRAZY episode. It made me hate Brody. I wonder what's going to happen next week in the NINETY minute finale? Is Brody going to blow them up? His own family? Is Walker going to kill Brody or get killed? Is Carrie going to ever be back in the CIA? God this show makes me crazy!! Great show.[/QUOTE] I hate Brody and I feel so bad for Carrie! People who said this show was slow should have stuck with it. It is easily the best new drama of 2011.
[QUOTE=Bacchus;290513]I hate Brody and I feel so bad for Carrie! People who said this show was slow should have stuck with it. It is easily the best new drama of 2011.[/QUOTE] I completely agree. I'm glad I stuck with it even though when Carrie was just spying I thought it was a tad boring but these past episodes! WOW. And I'm glad this show is doing great ratings wise, it's slowly creeping up behind Dexter for viewers. I guess there are some people who do still like quality shows. It's nice to see that for a change.
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The preview for the season finale practically gave me an ulcer! I felt SO bad for Carrie at the end of this last episode. 90minutes is NOT enough for next week. WTF Brody?!?! These last few episodes have definitely made the season worth it. I can't wait until Sunday.

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