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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 2, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
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Universal acclaim- based on 563 Ratings

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  • Summary: Six months after the end of last season, Carrie has returned from treatment to live with her family and Brody is given an opportunity to run for a higher office.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Sep 27, 2012
    100
    The series' thriller engine turns on, turns over and begins to purr.
  2. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Sep 20, 2012
    100
    Without a doubt, Homeland is the best drama on TV right now.
  3. 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]
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Reviewed by: Scott Von Doviak
    Sep 26, 2012
    75
    Even when the spy-thriller plot gears are audibly grinding, the acting remains expertly calibrated.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 68
  2. Negative: 11 out of 68
  1. Oct 3, 2012
    10
    This is a show that knows what it's doing. The writing is crisp, as is the directing. The acting is amazing, especially Danes, Lewis, and Patinkin.
  2. Oct 29, 2012
    10
    This show is really above and beyond everything on television, breaking bad and homeland probably have the best writing and acting out of any show ever created. Expand
  3. 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. Expand
  4. Jul 27, 2014
    9
    Homeland returns with a bigger, badder, better season. The scope has widened, and the spotlight is on Brody. If Season 1 was an indication was how tense and suspenseful the show can get Season 2 will leave you glued to your seats. Each episode is so tense and thrilling that you are left craving for more. The writing is top notch and the acting is sensational from Claire Danes and Damian Lewis with Rupert Friend and Mandy Patinkin providing solid support Expand
  5. Jan 3, 2013
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. If I could I'd give this 7.5, but I can't, so an 8 it is.

    Homeland is good, the acting very good. However, there have been a lot of weak points in both seasons. In season 2, the weak points include cheap, soapy plot points like the car crash, unbelievable developments, like Carrie conveniently being effectively back in the CIA in episode 1 and Brody texting to Nazir in the middle of a top secret operation, and just a general lack of the excellence that can put it into the top tier.
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  6. Oct 27, 2012
    6
    The first episode was full of nonsense and predictable patterns, but if you accept that inconsistency then the show grows episode after episode, maybe there is hope for a good finale of season after all.
    Claire Danes is yet very very good and intense in her play, a bit less Lewis but still decent. The main plot is finally a bit intriguing even though the show offer too much about sidekicks and non interesting stories (like the daughter and her friends)
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  7. Jan 4, 2014
    0
    Just watched this for the 1st time. What a crock. Complete nonsense. If it was a Disney show I could buy it, but this is what passes for drama these days????
    Utter nonsensical garbage.
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