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#1 OFFLINE   Drucifer

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:35 PM

SHOWTIME® ORDERS SEASON THREE OF "HOMELAND"

Network Greenlights Third Season of Its Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-Winning Series - Season Two Premiere Delivered 5.2 Million Viewers During Its First Week of Availability

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:52 PM

Good news.
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:57 PM

Love this show.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:43 AM

I have not watched any of season 2 yet, how has it been so far?

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:12 AM

I have not watched any of season 2 yet, how has it been so far?


Engrossing. If you thought season one was good ...
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:16 AM

Fantastic news although I'm not surprised. It's one of the best shows on TV. Season 2 is great so far!!
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:41 PM

Last season I recorded all of Season 1 before watching it, in case the show failed mostly, but then once I sat down and watched it I didn't want to stop. Now I'm recording Season 2 and will wait for it to complete before I watch as well. I'm sure that I'll handle Season 3 the same way.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:06 PM

Last season I recorded all of Season 1 before watching it, in case the show failed mostly, but then once I sat down and watched it I didn't want to stop. Now I'm recording Season 2 and will wait for it to complete before I watch as well. I'm sure that I'll handle Season 3 the same way.


I'm doing the same. It's a show that leaves you wanting the next episode as soon as you finish one.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:08 PM

After a certain story point was "wrapped up" early last year I didn't see how they would do a second, same thing is happening this season so it should get really interesting.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:02 AM

Last season I recorded all of Season 1 before watching it, in case the show failed mostly, but then once I sat down and watched it I didn't want to stop. Now I'm recording Season 2 and will wait for it to complete before I watch as well. I'm sure that I'll handle Season 3 the same way.


I'm doing the same. It's a show that leaves you wanting the next episode as soon as you finish one.


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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:05 AM

After a certain story point was "wrapped up" early last year I didn't see how they would do a second, same thing is happening this season so it should get really interesting.


Agree. They have a good writing team that seems to be drawing from current events rather nicely. This story line could go on for a while.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:33 PM

Another great episode Sunday. Wow.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:34 AM

Another great episode Sunday. Wow.


Yep. Seemed like a short episode. Of course it wasn't, but it sure makes you wish you could watch the next one right away.
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:14 AM

Yep. Seemed like a short episode. Of course it wasn't, but it sure makes you wish you could watch the next one right away.


I thought it was short too until I looked at the counter. Couldn't believe how fast it went.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:26 AM

I thought it was short too until I looked at the counter. Couldn't believe how fast it went.


You get caught up in it and time just flies. I wish I had the discipline of those that actually record an entire season without peeking, then marathon till their heart's content ... unfortunately, I don't (have the discipline), and I do (peek). :rolleyes:
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:22 PM

I guess it should not be surprising that the geniuses behind 24 are running this show. For HBO they have the luxury of enough time to do quality work, and every ep is top-shelf. For 24, they had to crank out 24 eps a year for what, 8 seasons? They had to take a year off just to catch up with themselves. Consequently, there are a few klinkers from 24 that did not measure up to the very high standards they themselves had set (whatserface getting chased by a cougar, anyone?). But by and large, 24 was a groundbreaking and iconic hit, precisely because of how talented these writers and producers are. Kudos too, to Sean Callery, who every week sets the bar higher for the production music, just as he did for 24. This guy is a genius in how he knows how to support the intensity and intrigue; If 24 and Homeland were the cakes, Sean's music is the icing. I think he does Last Resort, also--one of the new shows anyway.

One thing they brought over from 24 was a very high skill level and ability to create cliff-hanger ep wrap ups. Every ep has a twist at the end that makes you want to see the next ep right away; it's pure, unadulterated genius. 24 had that same quality.

I had never liked Claire Danes all that much; only about an 8 for starters, and the only thing I ever really liked with her in it was the pilot of "My So-Called Life" (IIRC) when she was about 16. Well, she has completely won me over. Now I want to just hug her and take her home with me, her character being so vulnerable and needy. I always considered Damian Lewis to be one of the best actors working, but Claire Danes is out-effing-standing. All the awards? They all deserved every single one.

This (my original feeling that Claire Danes might be over-rated and my lack of interest as her cast in the lead) is why I was on the fence regarding this show and never watched it. Later I regretted this because of all of the high praise the show was getting. Last year I stumbled across a marathon one Saturday morning on Showtime, and on a whim, recorded the whole season all in one day. Best decision I ever made.

But unlike Henry, even though I had the entire series double-recorded, I always put at least a 4-8 day buffer between every ep. It's not so much for me a matter of discipline, but experience (I am an Olympic-caliber couch potato, after all). I find that this is the sweet spot; close enough to be able to keep the thread intact in your head, but far enough apart to be able to savor the series for a relatively long time.

This year, however, its been must-see TV time; every Sunday within an hour or two of it airing, I gobble it right up. But I'm also fickle; I was doing the same thing with Justified, yet I still have 4 eps left from last year and haven't seen an ep in months. Maybe I got tired of dumb $#!+kickers and hillbilly heroin-related violence. Nobody on the show seems smart enough to be much of a threat to Raylan Givens anymore. He needs a Moriarity.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:59 AM

Well said, Tomcat, however, I do get a tad weary of Claire Dane's character's histrionics. In real life, she wouldn't get within 100 miles of Langley.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

Well said, Tomcat, however, I do get a tad weary of Claire Dane's character's histrionics. In real life, she wouldn't get within 100 miles of Langley.


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:15 PM

Well said, Tomcat, however, I do get a tad weary of Claire Dane's character's histrionics. In real life, she wouldn't get within 100 miles of Langley.


Yes, she's good, damned good, but could go a lot softer on the facials.

And Lewis is better. To me, the most amazing thing is.....

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:08 PM

... I do get a tad weary of Claire Dane's character's histrionics. In real life, she wouldn't get within 100 miles of Langley.

There is an element of having to suspend your disbelief in every program, and I agree that this program seems to have a lot of that compared to most, but they can get away with it because the sheer talent is so great that it wins you over in spite of that.

These producers also have a history of that. I remember Jack Bauer being able to face time live on his cell phone (years before Apple or Skype ever figured this out) from the basement level of an underground parking structure. 5 bars, I guess. No pixellation, no latency, perfect audio with no lipsync error.

I bought into it completely, and that was because the story was so compelling it overwhelmed all of the little flaws like this.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:22 PM

Yes, she's good, damned good, but could go a lot softer on the facials...

(actually, there are multiple ways to interpret that comment :D.)

But like I said, she's an 8, not a 10. If Naomi Watts or Kate Beckinsale had the part, I probably would have been on board from the beginning. Shallow, admittedly, but I'm not about to apologize for that at this late date. I just think that neither of them could have touched her in how well she has acquitted herself in this role.

10's look better the closer you get; 8's don't; in fact maybe just the opposite. She is a little angular, and sadly that's her worst feature. But maybe its a little harsh to dissect someone who still is better-looking than about 90% of everyone else out there. I'm not Brad Pitt, myself (or even his brother Stu Pitt. Get it?)

But she's so good she can convey what she needs to without a closeup. The director should pick up on that and use it to both of their advantages.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:48 PM

(actually, there are multiple ways to interpret that comment :D.)

But like I said, she's an 8, not a 10. If Naomi Watts or Kate Beckinsale had the part, I probably would have been on board from the beginning. Shallow, admittedly, but I'm not about to apologize for that at this late date. I just think that neither of them could have touched her in how well she has acquitted herself in this role.


Throw in Halle Berry and Charlize Theron, o.k.?? ;) While all four of those women are knockouts, and at least three of them could do the rôle, Danes is better as she's not unbelievably pretty/beautiful/pick your adjective.

And, yeah, my comment came back to hit me in the face....facial expressions, yeah, that's the ticket........
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Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:52 PM

Yes, I am ressurrecting an old thread.

 

You may have noticed a lot of whining about the first 3 eps of Homeland this season, and in particular some moaning about ep 3, all among the real and imagined critics and reviewers that populate the internet and entertainment sites and forums. Also all over USAToday and FlipBoard folks were threatening to bail.

 

I agreed to a point; those eps were not up to the season one standards, but even well below those standards you can not drag me away from watching this still-terrific show.

 

Now, we have ep 4, Game On. It was a game changer (which also would have been an appropriate title) to the point where anything I say here now will be a....

Spoiler

 

I expect a lot of crow to be eaten this week on all of those websites.


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:01 PM

I agree with most all you said.  To include the fact that hubby and I just had a conversation about how boring the first few episodes were.  But it seems strange that each episode either has Carrie or Brody, but not both.  I wonder if one of them was off filming something else, so they taped separately.


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 11:02 AM

"                                                                                ."

 

^ Is that the sound of stunned silence I hear -or- has almost everyone left the room?

Was the season 3 finale of Homeland a show-stopper, as in a series ender?

 

SPOILER AHEAD - if you haven't yet seen the the season 3 finale, do not read the

spoiler.

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What do you see as the future of Homeland?


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