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Homeland: that gripping, multi-layered TV series that just about everyone is talking about.

Are you watching it?

Back story:

For those who haven’t been seduced by the series, Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody (everyone’s favourite red head, Damien Lewis) is released after eight years of horrific torture as an al-Qaeda prisoner or war. As a result, Brody becomes a decorated national hero. Yet as the series unravels, CIA officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) comes to believe he was turned by the enemy and is now a serious threat to the United States.

Season two, episode seven aired last night on Channel 4.

In the last few episodes this series has swung more towards an emotional thriller than the chair gripping, roller coaster ride that we’re used to. Yet though there are fewer plot twists and surprises in this series, it’s still as addictive (and stressful) as ever.

And we’re still kept in the dark with no certain answer to the question: where do Brody’s loyalties lie?

The past and present of Homeland

Homeland originated from the Israeli Channel 2 series Hutufim Produced by Israeli director and screenwriter, Gideon Raff, Hatufim (English title: Prisoners of War) was then shipped to America, adapted by writers and producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa and repackaged as Homeland.

This month we saw Homeland become the winner of 6 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Drama Series. Is this a well earned recognition or just a bit over the top?

What do you think?

Who’s your favourite character? Which side do you think Brody is truly on? What do you think of Damien Lewis’ American accent? Let us know in the comments below!

See Homeland in pictures.

1 Comment

    Carrie is my favourite character and I guess I’m not alone in that choice. A very complex but incisive character with mental health issues that enables her to follow her hunches that inexorably prove correct.

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