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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 2, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 231 Ratings

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  • Summary: The incident from the end of season two causes major changes for Carrie, Saul, Brody, and his family. New cast members this season include playwright Tracy Letts.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Sep 27, 2013
    100
    Imagine 24 devoting a substantial block of time to exploring the repercussions of one of its attacks, without moving on to the next threat, and you get the idea.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Sep 26, 2013
    91
    Foremost, getting Brody off-screen turns out to be an inspired move. In his absence, there's a new world order, or disorder, with a lot of people left to assemble the pieces, including Saul, Carrie, and most of all, Dana.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark Dawidziak
    Sep 28, 2013
    90
    The show has lost none of its expert knack for building suspense and tossing surprises.
  4. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Sep 27, 2013
    75
    The first two episodes of season 3 are reassuringly grounded in believable intrigue. [7 Oct 2013, p.49]
  5. Reviewed by: Jeff Jensen
    Oct 2, 2013
    75
    The business of powerful men demonizing a strong, if suffering, heroic woman makes for layered drama. As usual, Danes throws mind, heart, and jittery chin into making Carrie feel real.... For now, Homeland sans Brody feels too safe, too conventional.
  6. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Sep 27, 2013
    70
    Homeland has its own rebuilding to do, and while some may miss the faster pace of last season, these are dark times, and the show is better for dealing with that reality in uncompromising terms.
  7. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Sep 20, 2013
    40
    The third season doesn’t just stretch credulity, it tries patience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 33
  2. Negative: 10 out of 33
  1. Sep 29, 2013
    10
    This show just keeps getting better. Season 3 doesn't disappoint at all. Dramatic, surprising and amazing actors and actresses. It's even better than season 1 and season 2. Collapse
  2. Nov 7, 2013
    10
    Disappointing to see that so many gave this season a low review after only a few episodes. They needed to create a transition, it has proved worth the wait. The focus is now less on Brody and more on a new story with the CIA, which has become as intense and interesting. Expand
  3. Oct 13, 2013
    9
    Season 3 takes it's time to deal with the emotional fallout from the devastating ending of season 2. Despite the slower pace and more interpersonal bend, this represents a show attempting to confront the atrocities of aftermath (other shows do it better, such as Top of the Lake, and Rectify) instead of continually denying the pains and repercussions of war. So far, my hats off to an action show who shows a little humanity.

    (This review might display extreme bias, I really like this show.)
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  4. Dec 15, 2013
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I have been watching the show from the very beginning. It had way too many unnecessary fillers i.e. the daughter, the son and now a new baby, please. Why wasn't abortion or contraception discussed when Kerry became pregnant. So the CIA gives its "heroes" any weapon or technology it needs but they don't have a few rubbers for them. Its time to tie a knot in the show and properly dispose of it.
    Thank you.
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  5. Oct 8, 2013
    4
    Huge fan of seasons 1 and 2. Season 3: Carrie is crazier than ever, Saul is a bad guy??, Dana has taken
    her teenage angst and petulance to an
    annoying place!!!!! AND...where is Brody??? are you trying to kill
    the show?
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  6. Feb 12, 2014
    3
    This show has gone off the rails so badly it no longer remembers what rails are. It's become a joke, having steadily declined episode by episode since the end of season 1. I wish I hadn't bothered. Expand
  7. Dec 20, 2013
    0
    worst season ever.Carrie's over acting and stupid broedy's daughters psycho love story is really is bitter sweat pill to swallow Writters were badly exposed since they cant copy anymore due to the unavailability of season 3 of Israel TV show.They tried to add twist and turns in scripts by believing viewers that Carrie worked for Iran but its flopped and damaged the reliability of script and causing majority if fans do dump the show. Expand

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