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0‘Homeland’ season 4 first trailer released

HOMELAND (Season 4)

If you’re a fan of Homeland – or if you watched it even after it got sorta shitty and really boring – then you probably ended last season thinking, “Huh, how are they gonna make another year of this?” Well, they are, and the first trailer for the show’s 4th season has been released!

Everything is looking pretty intense this time around. Carrie is overseas, Saul is still being the world’s cutest pepaw, the other dude whose name is escaping me but who’s nuts over Carrie is still around… it actually looks pretty good. It’s a complete shift of direction, which is what they really need.

What do you think so far? Looking forward to the next season of Homeland?

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July 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Jennifer
Filed Under: Homeland

0Damian Lewis Doesn’t Mind How ‘Homeland’ Ended

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SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t watched the season finale of Homeland, but shit finally got real. This season was as slow as molasses throughout, and while I get they were going for a slow burn, it was a bit too slow, if you ask me. In any case, they did finally throw a twist in at the end: Brody, after “redeeming himself” by killing someone high up in the Iranian government, is captured and hanged in a public execution as Carrie watched. Ouch! But also, hell yeah. That kinda needed to happen.

Damian Lewis isn’t holding any grudges about his character’s death – after all, Brody had nowhere else to go. The character had reached his end. In fact, I can’t even imagine where the show at large is going, but rumours are that Claire Danes is only back for a few episodes, herself, so who knows what’s going to happen.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Always knowing you had a shelf life on the show, did you spend much time thinking about when it might come?
It was always intonated to me very strongly that my life expectancy was short. I came in knowing that I would be there for two seasons and not knowing anything beyond that. TV writing turns out to be quite a spontaneous discipline. These guys had to really be on their toes and change things up a little. I don’t think they knew quite how Brody was played. He was a hard character to write, and I don’t think they always knew how he would come off in the story. It just turned out that the Brody-Carrie story went gangbusters and people fell in love with it. It was a surprise, and we enjoyed it, but there was always this sense that Brody was a very unbalancing character. He’s a divisive character.

Which is why we’re seeing very different reactions to his death.
For some, he was one of the main reasons to tune in to the show, but for other people, he was the reason the show couldn’t grow. He was in some way limiting to the show. In the end, Alex stuck to his guns. They gave Brody an extra season because the audience loved him, but they weren’t going to go so far to find a way to write Brody into the show that will compromise the show just so we can write for this character. I feel happy with the way it played out, to have three seasons with a show I didn’t expect to be on for this long.

Fair enough. Seriously, there was nothing else Brody could have done. He’d been through so much and they couldn’t keep using him as some tool in bigger master plans to take over other governments. There was no way he could ever come back to the US and just settle down with Carrie and their kid or anything. The only solution was for him to die, and even Brody himself was okay with that.

What did you think of the Homeland finale? What do you want to see happen next season?

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December 19, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Filed Under: Damian Lewis, Homeland

1Can The New Season of ‘Homeland’ Just Start Already?

The new season of Homeland is going to be premiering at the end of September, but Showtime keeps teasing us with all these sneak peeks and it’s driving me crazy. In the latest one, we see Carrie and Brody – who were separated at the end of last season after that crazy ass explosion when she left him at the Canadian border – come face to face again. Are they back together? How and where will Brody hide? What’s going to happen? I MUST KNOW RIGHT NOW.

This show is too good. Sure, it’s not 100% “realistic”, but does that even matter? I have to deal with reality 24 hours a day – can’t I have one hour a week where there’s a bit of a suspended reality that’s also really, really great to watch? Bring on the new season.

August 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer

1Everybody Get Excited: There’s a New ‘Homeland’ Trailer Out!

If you haven’t watched Homeland before, you still have about six weeks to catch up on the first two seasons before the third one starts, so I recommend you get on that. Claire Danes in what is arguably the best role of her entire career? Check. Mandy Patinkin being fucking awesome? Check. British people with American accents? Check. Annoying teenagers who overact? Check. Drama that’s totally not how things would play out in real life but is still completely addicting and almost but not quite believable? Check. Are you picking up what I’m putting down? You gotta watch it!

The third season of Homeland starts on September 29, and we should be picking up where we left off (spoiler-ish alert): Carrie’s back at the CIA with Saul, Brody’s on the run, his family doesn’t know what the hell to think, etc. While the trailer shows a series of clips all out of sync and doesn’t give too much detail, it’s just enough to get excited about. AHHHH!

What are your theories for the upcoming season? What did you think of the way things ended last time? I’m still devastated about the whole Carrie/Brody fallout.

August 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Jennifer
Filed Under: Claire Danes, Homeland

02013 Emmy Nominations, In Case You Care

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Time once again for television, film’s ugly little sister, to get its dues! Here are the nominees for the millionth Emmy Awards. Or, at least the interesting noms. The rest can be found at USA Today. Who do YOU think is going to win? Who are you SURE is going to lose?

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey, PBS
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad, AMC (my guess for winner)
Jeff DanielsThe Newsroom, HBO
Jon Hamm, Mad Men, AMC
Damian LewisHomeland, Showtime
Kevin SpaceyHouse of Cards, Netflix

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Connie BrittonNashville, ABC
Claire DanesHomeland, Showtime (hope she wins so she doesn’t have to do interior decorating)
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey, PBS
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel, A&E
Elisabeth MossMad Men, AMC (winner, maybe?)
Kerry WashingtonScandal, ABC (winner, more certain)
Robin WrightHouse of Cards, Netflix

COMEDY SERIES:
The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Girls, HBO
Louie, FX (maybe?)
Modern Family, ABC
30 Rock, NBC (definitely)
Veep, HBO

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: (I don’t know and I don’t care)
Jason BatemanArrested Development, Netflix
Louis C.K.Louie, FX
Don CheadleHouse of Lies, Showtime
Matt LeBlancEpisodes, Showtime
Jim ParsonsBig Bang Theory, CBS
Alec Baldwin30 Rock, NBC

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO
Laura Dern, Enlightened, HBO (hope it’s her)
Tiny Fey30 Rock, NBC (will be her)
Amy PoehlerParks and Recreation, NBC
Julia Louis-DreyfusVeep, HBO
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie, Showtime

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: (I don’t care)
Adam Driver, Girls, HBO
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family, ABC
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family, ABC
Ty BurrellModern Family, ABC
Bill HaderSaturday Night Live, NBC
Tony HaleVeep, HBO

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: (I don’t care)
Mayim BialikThe Big Bang Theory, CBS
Jane LynchGlee, Fox
Sofia VergaraModern Family, ABC
Julie BowenModern Family, ABC
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie, Showtime
Jane Krakowski30 Rock, NBC
Anna ChlumskyVeep, HBO

DRAMA SERIES: (I think these are all evenly matched)
Breaking Bad, AMC
Downton AbbeyPBS
HomelandShowtime
Game of ThronesHBO
House of CardsNetflix
Mad MenAMC

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk EmpireHBO
Jonathan BanksBreaking BadAMC (my guess for winner)
Aaron Paul, Breaking BadAMC
Jim Carter, Downton AbbeyPBS
Peter Dinklage, Game of ThronesHBO
Mandy PatinkinHomelandShowtime

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Anna GunnBreaking BadAMC (my guess for winner)
Maggie SmithDownton AbbeyPBS
Emilia ClarkeGame of ThronesHBO
Christine BaranskiThe Good WifeCBS
Morena BaccarinHomelandShowtime
Christina Hendricks, Mad MenAMC

 

July 19, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives

2‘Homeland’ Update: Damian Lewis Is a Buzzkill, Says Carrie and Brody Are Over

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Everyone knows that Claire Danes and Damian Lewis as Carrie and Brody on Homeland are absolutely f-cking brilliant. And they’re also just f-cking a lot – well, were, until all hell broke loose and that car bomb went off and whatnot. They’re the worst possible couple in the world, but that’s sort of why they’re so great to watch. No love quite like tragic love – in TV and film, of course. In real life, that shit needs to go.

Anyway, that’s all coming to a close for good, I guess, as Buzzkill Damian accepted the Freedom of the City of London on Tuesday and told the crowd that Brody and Carrie are no more (via DigitalSpy):

Lewis commented that the pair’s unlikely romance is not “a story that has got legs”, arguing: “They’d be in the divorce courts very quickly.”

Uh, that story was pretty much THE legs of the entire series thus far. Obviously it was ill-fated and couldn’t go on forever, but come on, bro. In other news, I LOVE HOMELAND. What the hell is going to happen in season three? How long will Brody stay in Canada? How long will Carrie stay on her meds? SO MANY QUESTIONS.

March 20, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Filed Under: Damian Lewis, Homeland