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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 2, 2011
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
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  • Summary: Season four picks up about six months after season three with Carrie working in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Oct 3, 2014
    100
    Homeland's fourth season feels as fresh, important and relevant as yesterday's news--or tomorrow's news. A bracing, intelligent start.
  2. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Oct 3, 2014
    80
    The rebooted Homeland promises to be an engaging, streamlined CIA thriller with a few big ideas about America and the war on terrorism.
  3. Reviewed by: Jason Hughes
    Oct 6, 2014
    80
    We're getting the character we knew she was capable of being, with the added layer of new motherhood.... Admittedly, it's too early to declare definitively that Homeland is back, but I will say it's back to being a show I'm looking forward to watching, rather than one that made me angry as it lost its credibility mostly and lost its way completely.
  4. Reviewed by: Jeff Jensen
    Oct 3, 2014
    75
    By episode 3, Homeland starts connecting. A murder mystery becomes intriguing, key franchise assets (including Mandy Patinkin's Saul) are plugged directly into the main narrative, and a new agent (Michael O'Keefe) provides a welcome spark.
  5. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Oct 3, 2014
    70
    The show feels new again, but that doesn’t mean it feels fully refreshed, nor is it immune to painting itself into the same sort of corners it got stuck in before.
  6. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Oct 3, 2014
    70
    You'll still need to suspend disbelief to accept her as someone the CIA could trust again, much less as anonymous enough for clandestine work. But if you can make the leap, it looks as if the post-Brody world still has stories worth telling.
  7. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Oct 2, 2014
    40
    There is a flatness to the supporting characters--Saul's wife and Carrie's sister are now garden-variety Prestige Cable nags--and a measured predictability to the overall story that drains too much tension from even the sight of a wig-free Corey Stoll. Yet Mandy Patinkin and F. Murray Abraham are still fantastic, the show still employs top-notch directors and Homeland can still rustle up an atmosphere of tense isolation when it needs to. All in all, many of the tin-eared elements would more or less tolerable if I were still intrigued by Carrie Mathison.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 9 out of 22
  1. Apr 20, 2015
    10
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  2. Nov 25, 2014
    10
    Brody who? The story line for season is even more compelling and gripping than ever. I am glad that the Brody phase is finally over, the showBrody who? The story line for season is even more compelling and gripping than ever. I am glad that the Brody phase is finally over, the show can shine again with Claire Danes and the other characters. Oh boy, Claire Danes: equally, her acting is as superb as always, of course, another main reason I am still watching this loyally.

    Well, I am up to episode nine, and things are getting "worse" than ever!!! I adore it!!
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  3. Oct 7, 2014
    10
    I am really happy about the direction Homeland is going. I always felt after season 2 that the Brody storyline was getting a bit stretched.I am really happy about the direction Homeland is going. I always felt after season 2 that the Brody storyline was getting a bit stretched. Now that he's gone, Homeland can be what it shoul've been all about giant plots on terrorism and events of national interest. Not myopic and short storylines Expand
  4. Jan 10, 2015
    9
    After a rather less entertaining (to me) 3rd season, season 4 goes in full force and man is it dark. Very exciting season, hoping for anAfter a rather less entertaining (to me) 3rd season, season 4 goes in full force and man is it dark. Very exciting season, hoping for an equally interesting 5th season now! Expand
  5. Dec 9, 2014
    6
    This season started on a high point , with a good story line and a solid script. .But nearing its end , it seems the writers just want to getThis season started on a high point , with a good story line and a solid script. .But nearing its end , it seems the writers just want to get over with it. The twists are obvious and unrealistic Expand
  6. May 12, 2015
    3
    It was pathetic to see season 4 depicting completely a wrong picture of Islamabad..Probably they shot season 4 in Capetown which is wayIt was pathetic to see season 4 depicting completely a wrong picture of Islamabad..Probably they shot season 4 in Capetown which is way different than Islamabad. Islamabad is beautiful planned city in the foothills of Himalayas. And here you see all the streets and markets like a normal backward city. It might be interesting season but making a negative opinion of the world about a beautiful city is unfair. Expand
  7. Oct 30, 2014
    0
    I used to like this series a lot. Seasons 1-3 were great. Season 4 so far is a complete turnover of the show. Everything that made theI used to like this series a lot. Seasons 1-3 were great. Season 4 so far is a complete turnover of the show. Everything that made the previous seasons so great was removed. The show has been turned into a kind of copy of 24. But with a hysterical, crazy person as the main lead actor. While in previous seasons the focus was on who are the good guys who are the bad guys? is Broady a good or bad guy? etc.. in this season the bad guys are very clearly pinpointed. This season appears to be very reflective of the current US. foreign policy and warmongering and general racist sentiment in the US.
    That one of the main lead actors was killed of in the last season does not bother me too much. What bothers me is, that anything related to the questions and stories unfolded in previous episodes is just left unanswered and put behind as resolved. The show made a change, what made it good before is gone.
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