Critic Consensus: Homeland is an addictive, politically resonant spy thriller and compelling character study that benefits from superb performances.
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Self-destructive CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) begins to suspect that veteran U.S. Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), a celebrated war hero who was once held as a prisoner by al-Qaeda, may in fact be a terrorist sleeper agent in the critically-acclaimed television drama "Homeland". Season one of "Homeland" begins with Agent Mathison investigating suspicions that Sergeant Brody was turned against his own government by the notorious terrorist faction, and investigating an… More
as Carrie Mathison
as Nicholas Brody
as Saul Berenson
as Jessica Brody
as David Estes
as Capt. Mike Faber
as Dana Brody
as Tom Walker
as Chris Brody
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Above all Homeland arouses our suspicions-if the show had a sub-title, it would be "Insecurity," not "Security."
Based on the first episode's strong script and performances, it looks as though the reveal will be worth the wait.
Like Manchurian Candidate, Homeland does some of its best work via flashbacks to Brody's time in captivity, sprinkling additional tidbits with each glimpse into the past.
The show's most intriguing quality is its fascination with voyeurism, which it encodes in its central relationship.
Audience Reviews for Homeland: Season 1
The Showtime political thriller Homeland is a high-quality and provocative series that exemplifies what serial television can do. Season 1 follows the return Stg. Nickolas Brody, a U.S. Marine who was held prisoner by al-Qaeda for 8 years in Iraq, as he struggles to reacclimate to life back home with his family; meanwhile the CIA secretly investigates Brody as a possible double agent after receiving a tip that an American POW had been turned by al-Qaeda. The material is especially rich, and quickly evolves into a complex and compelling story. The casting is also especially good; as Claire Danes and Damian Lewis are incredible, and really give dynamic performances. And the supporting cast members, such as Mandy Patinkin and Morena Baccarin, are equally as strong. Full of intrigue and suspense, Homeland delivers an extraordinary first season.
Seasons 1 and 2 are superb. 3 and 4, while a bit plot-thin, are good
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