• Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 2, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
Metascore
96

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Sep 24, 2012
    90
    Once the narrative begins hitting its stride in the second episode, it's clear the program remains on a rarefied creative tier, tantalizingly mixing terrific performances with anything-can-happen edge.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Sep 28, 2012
    100
    With the bar set at Emmy, Homeland has little room to falter. With this return episode, it doesn't.
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Sep 28, 2012
    100
    What's most important is that Homeland provides a smart, thrilling hour of entertainment for the next 12 weeks.
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Sep 28, 2012
    100
    From the edge of your seat, you wonder if they can possibly keep topping themselves. Based on the first two episodes, the answer is a resounding and brilliant yes.
  5. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Sep 27, 2012
    100
    The show doesn't seem to have lost any ballast moving forward from the intensity of season one.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Sep 27, 2012
    100
    Despite its depth and ambition, this is one great drama that never becomes cumbersome--it never feels like a chore imposed upon us by the God of High TV Art.
  7. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Oct 1, 2012
    100
    Homeland is as riveting and addictive as when we last saw it, kicking off with no lull in the pulse-pounding action.
  8. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Sep 26, 2012
    100
    Bigger, brassier and even more thrilling, Homeland has boosted the stakes.
  9. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Oct 4, 2012
    100
    The show hasn't lost its clever agility at building pressure-cooker suspense and then lobbing in a surprise. [8 Oct 2012, p.55]
  10. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Sep 27, 2012
    100
    There's nothing about the two episodes I've seen that makes me think the second season won't be as addictive as the first.
  11. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Sep 28, 2012
    91
    It's still Homeland, and it's good.
  12. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Sep 20, 2012
    100
    Without a doubt, Homeland is the best drama on TV right now.
  13. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Sep 28, 2012
    83
    If the first two episodes are any indication, this season of Homeland will be about Carrie not only recovering her balance but finding a measure of redemption. That's a trip worth taking.
  14. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Sep 20, 2012
    91
    It's the suspense these two leads endure--a suspense Homeland dramatizes in a swift, sure manner and then transfers to the viewer--that makes this show so unnervingly terrific.
  15. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Sep 28, 2012
    100
    Given the extravagances of the plot and the characters, that it feels plausibly seated in the real world is a testament to everyone involved in its production. But it is especially due to the actors.
  16. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Sep 27, 2012
    100
    Sunday's season premiere sustains the quality of the first season, continues the story line in a completely credible way, and then opens up even more possibilities for future plot developments.
  17. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Sep 28, 2012
    100
    The story remains completely realistic and believable while paving new roads for future developments.
  18. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Sep 28, 2012
    100
    Television's best drama series is, in short, back with all that was delectable about season one on vivid display again-first-class writing, sterling performances, rocketing suspense.
  19. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Sep 27, 2012
    100
    The series' thriller engine turns on, turns over and begins to purr.
  20. Reviewed by: Scott Von Doviak
    Sep 26, 2012
    75
    Even when the spy-thriller plot gears are audibly grinding, the acting remains expertly calibrated.
  21. Reviewed by: Ned Martel
    Sep 27, 2012
    90
    Take a look at the second season's first episodes, and you'll see it in a nervy concoction of writing and acting.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 552 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 67
  2. Negative: 11 out of 67
  1. Oct 3, 2012
    10
    Breaking bad and this show are way above anything else currently on television. Amazing everything. Do yourself a favor and check out the show. The critics are dead on. Full Review »
  2. Oct 19, 2012
    10
    Possibly the best show I've seen in my life. There is constant suspense, you never know what will happen next, and, unlike a lot of shows, it tries to maintain a certain level of believability. Full Review »
  3. Oct 1, 2012
    10
    The best show on Tv is back and is better than ever, New tist and turns that you would have never expected. Homeland Season 2 is definitely going to win Oscars at the next year's emmy. Full Review »