Critic Consensus: Homeland is an addictive, politically resonant spy thriller and compelling character study that benefits from superb performances.
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as Carrie Mathison
as Nicholas Brody
as Saul Berenson
as Jessica Brody
as David Estes
as Capt. Mike Faber
as Dana Brody
as Chris Brody
as Tom Walker
News & Interviews for Homeland: Season 1
Homeland juggles a number of subplots and minidramas, which fortunately don't turn out to be either intimidating or confusing because they're introduced smoothly and painlessly.
Am I hooked? Big time. Of all the drama pilots I watched, this was my favorite.
It's compelling, enthralling and steeped in current realities.
Showtime lets them [the producers] take their time to spin serpentine story lines, gradually pulling us deep into one very sticky, scary web of intrigue.
It's no lie to say you don't get this sort of stylish and challenging stuff very frequently on TV, adult subject matter treated maturely in a series that makes you squirm and think.
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.
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