THE PLOT THUS FAR
Homeland makes its triumphant return after winning six Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Lead Actress for Claire Danes, Outstanding Lead Actor for Damian Lewis and Outstanding Drama Series. Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody (Lewis) is now a U.S. congressman, and former CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Danes) has returned to civilian life. But when a new and potentially devastating terrorist threat emerges, Brody and Carrie’s lives become intertwined once again and they resume their delicate dance of suspicion, deceit and desire. Delve deeper into the edge-of-your-seat excitement with the thrilling second season of this “unmissable and gloriously suspenseful” (USA Today) hit show.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
The second season of “Homeland” has great acting, great pace, solid characters, and passable writing. Claire Danes is impressive in her role as an obsessive CIA agent with a lifestyle based solely around her job. However, Homeland is marred across the board with inaccuracies, from small things like standard operating procedure of the CIA, to much larger issues like a somewhat distorted depiction of Arabs. Because of this, Homeland feels more like a guilty pleasure than anything else. But, where did it start to waiver for me?
I have to admit that as approaching to the finale, some episodes seemed a little extreme and hyperbolic. But after watching the 2nd season finale I have to say that I take everything back! So many things were explained and in the most unexpected way. Every weird moment suddenly transformed into a well-written requirement that lead to this triumphant closure. Hating episodes is easy but it’s the big picture that we must see. It is true that every episode must be able to stand alone but let’s don’t forget that Homeland is a serial drama. And serial dramas have transition episodes. After all what Homeland’s writers pulled is impressive. Make transition episodes action packed!
The Blu-Ray comes with a prologue to Season 3, Damian Lewis’s film diary, featurettes and deleted scenes. The A/V Quality is pretty sharp with a strong 1080p transfer. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track is really strong for a spy drama. Honestly, it’s fair to compare it to the first season. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!