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.
More Gareth? WHY? This was my first question of episode 4. Understand: I live in San Francisco, where thousands of Gareth clones are now remaking my home city according to their own arrogant specifications. Yelling into their cellphones. Ordering four-star takeout food from their Minis. Planning to build condos on top of our world-famous Flower [...]
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[Note: In my Homeland recaps, I've been praising Lesli Linka Glatter, so I thought it would be fun to revisit the Mad Men episode where we first saw her talent. --Deborah] This is pure spoiler, just in case you were wondering. So, a courteous little “continued” link…
This is a nightmare. Nightmares end. – Bob to Rick If the world of walkers has its own rules, this must be one of them: Any day that starts well is going to end really, really badly. Another: That guy you don’t trust today isn’t necessarily the one who will hurt you tonight.
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 [...]
Gone Girl, the movie based on the 2012 bestseller, tells a story you think you know. Amy Elliott Dunne goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, and her husband Nick doesn’t seem too upset about it. Maybe he’s exhausted. Killing your wife is strenuous work, right?
It’s another sunny day in Fitzmerica: Land of coffee by day and wine by night, where even the fake boyfriends are hot! Where a Republican President actually pushes for gun-control legislation, if only because he misses his girlfriend!
[Hey, Basketcases. Here's another post that was published in the "dead zone"--before the site crash, after the cut-off of data we were able to recover. It's not identical to how it was before, because it was still a draft as of cut-off, but it's still ripe for discussion. Enjoy! -- Deborah] In this “wish list” [...]
On the list of things I imagined I’d see on this week’s Hell on Wheels: Return to Hell, a dark meditation on grief did not appear. Yet, grief is a subject of Westerns nearly as often as heroism. The West is a harsh place where life is short, and the bereaved make up much of [...]