Homeland : Season 6

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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 2, 2011
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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  • Summary: Carrie is working with a foundation in New York to help Muslims living in the US as the first female president, Elizabeth Keane (Elizabeth Marvel), sets out to enter the White House.
  • Genre(s): Drama

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jan 12, 2017
    100
    The first two episodes promise a contemplative sixth as opposed to a shock-and-awe one.
  2. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Jan 9, 2017
    83
    It’s in these studious details that Homeland gains its veteran edge. By Season 6, we know these characters quite well. The extreme situations surrounding them force development and drama, but the writers know to craft seemingly innocuous dialogue that cuts deep or casually incorporate key details that come back in a big way.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jan 17, 2017
    83
    It’s smart writing for smart characters. Six seasons in and Danes and the writers keep Carrie a complicated character who sometimes does the wrong thing.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jan 10, 2017
    70
    The first two episodes set up enough surprises and double-crosses to suggest a promising new season.
  5. Reviewed by: Todd VanDerWerff
    Jan 13, 2017
    70
    Homeland might have learned how to turn its history into an asset, but it also can’t escape the fact that, like most shows with long runs, it can do little to surprise us anymore. Danes keeps Carrie watchable through the sheer force of her charisma, and Patinkin is always a treat.
  6. Reviewed by: Jeff Jensen
    Jan 13, 2017
    67
    Ultimately, Homeland‘s first two episodes do enough to earn your interest. But it feels a lot like Quinn: haunted by the past, disoriented in the present, and perhaps incapable of moving into the future.
  7. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Jan 13, 2017
    40
    The overwhelming sense of a work drained of vitality-- of a series once rich in suspense of the most brilliantly imagined kind, especially in the past two seasons, now flattened, on the evidence of the first episodes, to a deadly predictability, all of it the inevitable result of works dedicated to sermonizing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Feb 16, 2017
    10
    This season's gripping narrative feels more significant of our times, than HOMELAND ever has. The terrorist insurgencies and obviously ClaireThis season's gripping narrative feels more significant of our times, than HOMELAND ever has. The terrorist insurgencies and obviously Claire Dante's outstanding performance. What more would you need from this show. Expand
  2. Jan 17, 2017
    9
    As in season's past, the first few episodes lay the foundation for the season. The fatigue of war in the Middle East is examined. With a newAs in season's past, the first few episodes lay the foundation for the season. The fatigue of war in the Middle East is examined. With a new administration, how do we handle war, spying, terrorism, while keeping the homeland safe and remaining a free society? This show remains relevant. Expand
  3. Mar 20, 2017
    8
    This season has been a slow burn, but it certainly has now built into an excellent suspense thriller. It would have been even better if DarThis season has been a slow burn, but it certainly has now built into an excellent suspense thriller. It would have been even better if Dar Adal, had been caught out by pure leg work and brain power, by Carrie, Saul and Peter Quinn, rather than him letting himself open to silly mistakes. Great TV though, I hope they commision No.7. Expand
  4. Jan 25, 2017
    5
    If you're interested in a character who sounds like a valley girl on speed and has temper tantrums fill yer boots. Like every other seasonIf you're interested in a character who sounds like a valley girl on speed and has temper tantrums fill yer boots. Like every other season Homeland works best when the main character is nowhere in sight. Expand
  5. Jan 30, 2017
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. While I have greatly enjoyed Homeland over the years, this year seems like a blizzard of leftist talking points with a plot line thrown in. Whether it's Saul lecturing his Israeli sister over the settlement that she lives in, or alleged American war crimes being presented as fact, the ravages of PTSD, the Iranian nuclear deal actually being taken seriously, etc. etc. etc., it's just a bit heavy on the preaching.

    Will still tune in out of habit, and to see if twists balance out the obvious political slant to the writing, but I'm almost at the point where I'll just cut to the chase and read the latest from Buzzfeed instead.
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  6. Mar 4, 2017
    1
    Very disappointing season (6 shows in) for the once very strong show. Not sure what happened to the writers from past seasons but maybe theyVery disappointing season (6 shows in) for the once very strong show. Not sure what happened to the writers from past seasons but maybe they went on strike or went onto other things - leaving the show this season to be written by the college interns from UC Berkeley. So disappointed with the extreme liberal left views on this show and now making our CIA organization to be similar with Putin's old KGB team. And don't even get me going with the incredibly stupid Quinn storyline - I'm surprised the actor went along with these scripts...pathetic. Just so frustrated with a show that once so good and so riveting...now, not sure what Danes is doing but she needs to stop the crap about being a lawyer for a person who hates America and get back to producing a good story about espionage. Very disappointed with you Claire and the rest of this team. Might be the last season for me.... Expand
  7. Feb 11, 2017
    1
    After three episodes, I'm calling Time of Death. This is the most pathetic start to "Homeland" in its five seasons. It's boring, plodding, andAfter three episodes, I'm calling Time of Death. This is the most pathetic start to "Homeland" in its five seasons. It's boring, plodding, and tainted with more political crap that none of us wants to deal with after the insane election of 2016. Whoever drew up the architecture for this season is to be fired. But that's just me. If you want to see Carrie as a mommy, as a Muslim sympathizer, and a surrogate to a Hillary stand-in, then knock yourself out, but this isn't the same series it's been to now; and it's likely the final season. I don't see a renewal after this travesty. Movin' on. Expand

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