Homeland 4.05: About a Boy

 Posted by on October 27, 2014 at 11:26 pm  Homeland, Slideshow  No Responses »
Oct 272014
 

Homeland: About a Boy - Carrie and Quinn argue

Homeland Season 4 is still struggling to find its ideal balance, and episode 4.05 About a Boy, slipped a little. The espionage and tension were all there in spades, the geo-political machinations were intense, but the personal stories just didn’t hold up. Continue reading »

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Homeland 4.04: Iron in the Fire

 Posted by on October 19, 2014 at 10:45 pm  Homeland, Slideshow  5 Responses »
Oct 192014
 

Episode 404

Okay. Ew. That was just. Ew.

Not the whole episode, mind you, just that last scene. Homeland has been pretty bold in making Carrie Mathison an anti-hero, and Iron in the Fire is no exception. Culturally, we accept our Don Drapers, Walter Whites, and Cullen Bohannons much more readily than we accept bad behavior—especially bad sexual behavior—from women. Continue reading »

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Homeland 4.03: Shalwar Kameez

Homeland 4.03: Shalwar Kameez

Oct 12, 2014

I was shaky about Homeland Season 4 last week, but with episode 4.03, Shalwar Kameez, I am fully on board. Shalwar Kameez did exactly what I asked the show to do last week; it mixed the personal and the political; caring about the characters gave the machinations an emotional edge. And it did more: The [...]

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Homeland Season 4 Premiere: Drone Queen/Trylon and Perisphere

Homeland Season 4 Premiere: Drone Queen/Trylon and Perisphere

Oct 6, 2014

So, here I am, my first Homeland recap, the two-hour, two-episode season 4 premiere: Drone Queen and Trylon and Perisphere. About three-quarters of the way through Drone Queen, Professor Spouse and I turned to each other and said “This is not fun.” We watched a Breaking Bad episode right before Homeland (yes, I’m finally watching), [...]

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Site news: SWITCHEROO!

Oct 2, 2014

Hey Basketcases! We’re switching things up around here. After three years of writing Homeland recaps, Basketwriter Anne B. just can’t go on without Brody. Meanwhile, our Walking Dead recaps have suffered from some inconsistency, with three different regular writers (Arthur, Peg, and me) in just four seasons. From here on out, Anne B. is in [...]

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Emmy Award Nominations Announced!

Emmy Award Nominations Announced!

Jul 10, 2014

The list of nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards was released this morning, and our shows represent (shows we actively blog in bold below)! The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards air on August 25th. Read the full list below! Be outraged! Sound off! Outstanding Drama Series “Breaking Bad” (AMC) “Downton Abbey” (PBS) “Game of [...]

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Homeland Recap: Pull Down the Shades

Homeland Recap: Pull Down the Shades

Dec 16, 2013

It’s the third-season finale, and everyone on Homeland has terrible timing. One major character sees his Tehran operation begin to take root on his last day as Director. Another realizes what she wants – and doesn’t want – when it’s too late to change the course of either. Another meets his fate at last, a [...]

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Homeland Recap: A Sword For Allah

Homeland Recap: A Sword For Allah

Dec 10, 2013

It was here in this office that I first heard your name. It was Nazir who first told me what a jewel we had found. What a sword for Allah. – General Akbari Funny thing about swords, General: they have two edges. Brody may have once been a “sword for Allah,” but he can also [...]

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Homeland Recap: Betting the Mortgage

Homeland Recap: Betting the Mortgage

Dec 3, 2013

I guess I’m going to Yemen! – Chandler Bing, Friends Years ago, near the end of the last century, I watched Chandler on Friends swing all the way back from loving the annoying girl he’d once hated, to hating her again. Dude told this girl he was being sent to Yemen, just to shake her [...]

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Homeland Recap: That's The Play

Homeland Recap: That’s The Play

Nov 26, 2013

What’s everybody talking about this week, in real Washington and fake Washington? Iran, of course! It’s the world’s hottest club! It’s the next big thing! It’s where Brody’s headed, on that CIA helicopter taking off in the middle of the night!

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Homeland Recap: Personal Time

Homeland Recap: Personal Time

Nov 19, 2013

This week on Homeland, everybody needs a few days off, no one wants to say why, and we’re all running out of time. Which brings up something I notice even at my boring job: the more aware we become of time draining away from us, the more liberties we try to take with it. Why do [...]

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Homeland Recap: The Damage We Do

Homeland Recap: The Damage We Do

Nov 12, 2013

Signs are taken for wonders. “We would see a sign”: The word within a word, unable to speak a word, Swaddled with darkness. “Gerontion,” T.S. Eliot In 1919, working at a bank to support his poetry habit and an ailing wife, 32-year old T.S. Eliot imagined the confused desolation of a man more than twice [...]

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Fan Art Thursday  - "Carrie Mathison" by indigocean

Fan Art Thursday – “Carrie Mathison” by indigocean

Nov 7, 2013

For this week’s Fan Art, here’s a wonderful piece by indigocean of Homeland’s Carrie Mathison!  Love the rainbow wall.  

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