Thursday, September 5, 2013

Homeland

I am so all over Homeland!

An informant confided to CIA analyst Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) that an American prisoner of war was turned. Ten months later, in a bunker during a military operation in Iraq, a group of soldiers discovered and rescued Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), a marine sergeant who had been held captive by the terrorists for eight years. Carrie is strongly convinced that this man is the traitor the informer was talking about. Now all she has to do is prove this theory. However, doing so is going to be anything but easy.
Sheeesh! I am still trying to recover from the heat of watching Homeland Seasons 1 and 2 for the second time. I gotta say, it is just as sick as the first time. Crazy awesome!

In the meantime, while waiting for Season 3, let me share with you my thoughts.

Homeland has only two elements – drama and action. If it’s not drama at the moment, it has to be action, and vice versa. Expect anything but a light moment. Either a scene is so intense you hear your own heart’s loud pounding or so heavy you actually shed tears. (Or maybe I’m just a crybaby. Haha!) The emotions and mood are so real and strong they seem to come right out of the screen. Frigging contagious!

The cast is a roster of, without a doubt, brilliant actors. They manage to be so believable and relatable that I often feel like sympathizing with or abhorring them depending on their roles. Salute to y’all! Haha!

Claire Danes is just asdfghjkl! How she plays and twists the very complicated Carrie Mathison role, it’s amazing and insane. Her acting is both remarkable and extraordinary. Let all her best actress awards do the talking, or slap you in the face if you’re a cynic. Hahaha! Two thumbs up! No, she’s too awesome two thumbs just won’t do it. Make it four. Toes included. Haha!

Among the other characters I like are those of Mandy Patinkin’s Saul Berenson, the ever composed and insightful man; and Morgan Saylor’s Dana Brody, the somewhat unruly daughter who’s always so blunt about her feelings. Attagirl!

This post will not be complete without me raving about how mind-blowing the twists are! There’s no way of knowing where they will lead the story. Two words – baffling and unpredictable. The development of the plot is strongly thought provoking. Every episode, every season, the unexpected turn of events just continues on giving me numbing goosebumps right up to my freaking head. Real goosebumps, just the way I like it! Wooooo! Hahaha.

I wouldn’t let this blog end without saying this, the second season finale was sick! There couldn’t have been a more intense cliffhanger than that. Too awesome for words!
Plot, cast, twists – Homeland is in every bit a kickass show!

This series returns on TV by the end of September, and I am sure all its followers, including me, are already too darn excited. One month feels like one year. Agree? Haha!

There is a lot to look forward to in the show. I already want to know how it’s going to end with Carrie and Nick (though I guess this season doesn’t have the answer yet). I just can’t wait for every mystery to be unraveled, every twist to be untangled and every complication to be solved. Barf! J

To those who haven’t watched this yet, find time! It’s worth every minute of your life. COME ON!!! Haha!


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