Homeland Season Two.
Last year after Dexter, Homeland made its primer, this year we get to go deeper into the plot with season two of this suspenseful political thriller. With an all-star cast, it is the American version of an Israeli show called Prisoners of War. Showtime has outdone itself and will without a doubt keep everyone glued to the edges of their seats on September 30th.
Homeland follows the lives of CIA operative Carrie Matheson, played by Clair Danes and a returning POW that she believes was turned by the terrorist cell that captured him and held him for eight years. This is the best role Clair Danes has landed since My So-Called Life in my opinion. Mandy Patinkin plays her boss Saul, who does his best to keep everyone in line. I have suspected that when they talk about there being a mole in the CIA, it has been Saul all along, still unconfirmed at this point but if it turns out to be true, remember where you heard it first, right here on TVAddictBlog.com
Marine Sargent Nicholas Brody is played by Damien Lewis who pulls off the good family man haunted by demons with ease. A great guy like him could never be a traitor could he? Not an American hero like him, a soldier and loving husband and father. Carrie Matheson is the only one who knows the truth and unfortunately, Carrie has a few mental issues of her own so it is hard for anyone, but the audience, to believe her. Nothing is as it seems, no one is as they seem. Homeland keeps you on the edge of your seat with each and every episode.
When we left our cast of characters last season, Carrie was in the hospital dealing with what she thought was her own mental deterioration and Sgt. Brody was asked to run for Congress by the Vice President who he was tasked with killing by the al Qaeda leader, Abu Nazir. It was a rough road and it left everything at a fever pitch, with many, many questions left to be answered.
So far the previews make this season out to be even more chaos, lies and intrigue. Brody has made it to congress and appears to still be working for Abu Nazir. Carrie’s mental issues seem to have hindered her career at the CIA because she is off on a mission, losing her mind in one of those sand covered countries. Since they have not shown very much, I think this season will be crazy and they must have new twists and turns coming up that they want to keep a surprise.
This is a night of TV that is not to be missed, with this and Dexter both premiering on September 30th on Showtime, you still have a few weeks to catch up before the games begin. The hunter and the hunted, so many secrets will be brought to light and many, many questions will finally be answered. We can hope anyway, knowing Showtime and the amazing writers on these great shows, we will just be left with even more questions than we began with.
9/12/2012 7:40 PM