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Homeland: Season 1 (2011)




Critic Consensus: Homeland is an addictive, politically resonant spy thriller and compelling character study that benefits from superb performances.


Air date: Oct 2, 2011
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Air date: Dec 4, 2011

Tv Season Info

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

Genre: Drama
Network: Showtime
Premiere Date: Oct 2, 2011
Executive Producers: , , , ,
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Claire Danes
as Carrie Mathison
Damian Lewis
as Nicholas Brody
Mandy Patinkin
as Saul Berenson
Morena Baccarin
as Jessica Brody
David Harewood
as David Estes
Diego Klattenhoff
as Capt. Mike Faber
Morgan Saylor
as Dana Brody
Chris Chalk
as Tom Walker
Jackson Pace
as Chris Brody
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Critic Reviews for Homeland: Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (16)

Above all Homeland arouses our suspicions-if the show had a sub-title, it would be "Insecurity," not "Security."

Full Review… | October 25, 2011
The New Republic
Top Critic

Based on the first episode's strong script and performances, it looks as though the reveal will be worth the wait.

Full Review… | October 2, 2011

Homeland is 24 for grown-ups.

Full Review… | October 2, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | October 2, 2011
Top Critic

The show's most intriguing quality is its fascination with voyeurism, which it encodes in its central relationship.

Full Review… | October 2, 2011
Top Critic

This is must-see TV in every possible way.

Full Review… | October 2, 2011

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.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

Seasons 1 and 2 are superb. 3 and 4, while a bit plot-thin, are good

Jeff Lowery
Jeff Lowery

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