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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 2, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
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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
    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
    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
    The show has lost none of its expert knack for building suspense and tossing surprises.
  4. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Sep 27, 2013
    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
    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
    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
    The third season doesn’t just stretch credulity, it tries patience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 36
  2. Negative: 11 out of 36
  1. Sep 29, 2013
    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. Expand
  2. Sep 29, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Homeland is back! Following the events of the season 2 finale, the show feels different, but it is still great. Claire Danes will win another Emmy and Golden Globe award for her performance in this season. I am interested to see how the Brody storyline will play out once he is back. Expand
  3. Oct 13, 2013
    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.)
  4. Nov 21, 2013
    I truly believe the team behind Homeland is brilliant. They know how to tell a compelling story. It's always a joy to watch Claire Danes at her best. Although, this season seems to be more difficult to watch than the first two seasons. I have a feeling it is going to have a climatic closer for the final four episodes. If not, than this season has really taken a downward turn from the previous. Expand
  5. Oct 1, 2013
    Homeland could have taken the Breaking Bad route or the Dexter route. Seems like they have chosen the latter and the first episode is a disappointing confirmation of this. The quality the show had in its pilot season is, sadly, lost. It insults the intelligence of the average viewer, stretching credulity and trying patience. Hopefully this first episode is a minor distraction and things will improve in the coming weeks. Expand
  6. Oct 27, 2013
    So boring this 3th season. I am watching the 4th ep and stay angry with the romance of the daughter and his boyfriend. Mayba is the death of the Homeland! Expand
  7. Oct 31, 2014
    simply appalling. an incredible decay compared to the previous seasons. little to no thrill. inconsistency in the portrayal of the characters (at the end of the second season dana realized that her father wasn't the author of the attack, and now she has forgotten about her intuition?). inexplicable disappearance of mike (one would expect he'd move in with brodies' family and instead… nothing, just one, useless appearance; also useless the character of brodie's son: can't even remember his name!). the scene where dana tells her mother she wants to move out is ridiculous: first dana's mother is desperate, and one second later she's just like "ok, go, my sweet daughter, just don't forget to take some food". overall, the first part of the season gives the impression that they used dana's boring issues just to fill some space. the second part of is a bit better, but still much below the excellent level of the two seasons. also, the portrayal of iranians is outrageous, it is informed by the worst, ignorant propaganda (tehran's people are not bearded, hysterical terrorist fans!) Expand

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