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A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.
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Series cast summary:
Claire Danes ...  Carrie Mathison 96 episodes, 2011-2020
Mandy Patinkin ...  Saul Berenson 96 episodes, 2011-2020
Rupert Friend ...  Peter Quinn 58 episodes, 2012-2018
Maury Sterling ...  Max Piotrowski 49 episodes, 2011-2020
F. Murray Abraham ...  Dar Adal 43 episodes, 2012-2018
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The winner of 6 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Drama Series, Homeland is an edge-of-your-seat sensation. Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody is both a decorated hero and a serious threat. CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar. The delicate dance these two complex characters perform, built on lies, suspicion, and desire, is at the heart of this gripping, emotional thriller in which nothing short of the fate of our nation is at stake. Written by ahmetkozan

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2 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Mandy Patinkin was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category for his role as Saul Berenson in Homeland (2011), but lost to Peter Dinklage from Game of Thrones (2011). See more »

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In addition to showing Pakistani characters speaking Arabic, the names of the Arabs are incorrect. For example, Afzal is supposedly a Syrian terrorist, however a Syrian would be called Afdal, as the letter Dad is pronounced a hard d in Arabic while pronounced a Z in Farsi languages. Same applies to Raqim, you would never find a Saudi of the name Raqim. And the list goes on. See more »

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Accomplice Terrorist: He'd want a proper Muslim funeral.
Saul Berenson: If nobody claims him, he'll be buried in Potter's Field.
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Thought Provoking Television
8 August 2013 | by JoeC345See all my reviews

If you want to watch some inane shoot em up show about terrorism where America can do no wrong and always kills the enemy, there are plenty of those available. However if you want a more in depth look at the causalities of terrorist attacks and the people that devote their lives to preventing them, then Homeland is a show for you.

One thing that has bothered me for years in shows like 24 is the stereotypical views that they promote about the non-traditional Americans such as Muslims. Every single Islamic member that is shown in shows like 24 ends up having some ties to terrorism and is inherently evil. It doesn't stop there though, any deviation of what is thought to be the ideal American lifestyle leads to trouble in such single minded simplistic shows, but I digress.

This is a review about Homeland which is a surprisingly good entertainment. It starts with Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes in an astonishing performance) learning that an American POW has been turned and is now working for a terrorist organization. Later when an American POW, Gunnery Sergeant Nicolas Brody (Damian Lewis), is rescued she starts to think that he may have been the one she was warned about.

WIthout any proof or any real probable cause, she opens an investigation and begins tracking his movements to see if anything raises suspicions. Another bothersome thing about many other shows is the way the lead characters of those shows someone has the audacity and ability to flout both federal and state laws without any repercussions. Homeland does not let any of it's characters get off so easy. If any character is in the wrong in any way they are appropriately chastised for it. In addition to Claire Danes and Damian Lewis awards worthy performances, Mandy Patinkin's performance as upper level CIA officer and Carrie Mathison's mentor is phenomenal.

Not wanting to give away to much of this amazing plot I will end this review here. However I will say that even though the first few episodes of season one are a little slow, it is to be expected since automatically leading into the action is a good way to turn an astute brilliantly crafted show into another asinine action filled debacle.


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