Homeland 4.04: Iron in the Fire

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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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Oct 162014
 

The challenge with Walking Dead fan art is finding something that isn’t too gruesome to feature on the front page. These are awesome and not gruesome at all (and available for purchase).

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