Posts Tagged ‘Homeland’

The HuffPost Affair

Monday, October 20th, 2014

I’ll be talking The Affair, Boardwalk Empire, and Homeland on HuffPost Live’s Spoiler Alert at 5pm today. Turn on tune in!

HuffPost Dead

Monday, October 13th, 2014

I’ll be talking Boardwalk Empire, Homeland, and (god help me) The Walking Dead on HuffPost Live’s Spoiler Alert show at 4:40pm today. Click here to tune in!

And if you missed last week’s show, watch it here!

Jumping the Shark: 10 Great TV Shows That Took a Turn for the Worse

Monday, October 6th, 2014

In the words of Sick Boy, “Had it. Lost it.” I covered Homeland (the pacemaker) and True Blood (“I’m a faerie? How fuckin’ lame!” Indeed, Sookie, indeed) for Rolling Stone’s list of 10 shark-jumping moments from once-good tv shows.

Today on HuffPost Live: Homeland, Boardwalk Empire…and Twin Peaks

Monday, October 6th, 2014

I’ll be discussing the season premiere of Homeland, the latest episode of Boardwalk Empire, and the news that Twin Peaks is returning for a new season in 2016 (!!!!!!!! more on that anon) on HuffPost Live’s Spoiler Alert show at 4:50pm. I’ll be talking about Homeland, Boardwalk Empire, and Twin Peaks (!!!) on HuffPost Live’s Spoiler Alert show today at 4:50pm. Click here to tune in!

“Homeland” thoughts, Season Three, Episode Twelve: “The Star”

Monday, December 16th, 2013

I reviewed Homeland‘s season finale for Rolling Stone. An exercise in undercutting what little value the show still had.

“Homeland” thoughts, Season Three, Episode Ten: “Good Night”

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

I reviewed last night’s Homeland for Rolling Stone. The dictionary definition of “mixed bag.”

“Homeland” thoughts, Season Three, Episode Eight: “a red wheelbarrow”

Monday, November 18th, 2013

I reviewed yesterday’s pretty darn entertaining Homeland episode for Rolling Stone. I really didn’t expect to cheer for this show, let alone over what I cheered for, but hey, neat.

“Homeland” thoughts, Season Three, Episode Seven: “Gerontion”

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

I reviewed this week’s Homeland for Rolling Stone. It continues to feel weird to like Homeland more than most of the critics I read, but it’s a good weird.

“Homeland” thoughts, Season Four, Episode Five: “The Yoga Play”

Monday, October 28th, 2013

I reviewed last night’s post-twist episode of Homeland for Rolling Stone. It’s a very odd feeling to find myself on the high end of the “enjoying Homeland” curve relative to my peers.

“Homeland” thoughts, Season Three, Episode Three: “Tower of David”

Monday, October 14th, 2013

I reviewed last night’s Homeland for Rolling Stone. The gap between that show’s ambition and its ability to execute is a lot of fun to write about.

2 more good moments from Homeland‘s bad Season 2

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

I updated my Rolling Stone list of Homeland highlights to include a couple of strong scenes from the finale. There’s always good stuff in there!

I’d also like to promise everyone that no matter how vitriolic I sounded in my reviews, I ain’t even mad. The worst thing that happens when you watch a bad episode of TV is the feeling that “argh, I just watched a bad episode of TV.” Writing the review forces you to articulate the negativity, but that doesn’t mean I’m angry at the people who made it.

The 10 Best Moments from Homeland‘s Bad Season 2

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Despite my many many problems with Homeland this season there were still a lot of terrific scenes in there, and I wrote about them for Rolling Stone.

One thing I don’t think I mentioned specifically but which bears mention generally is that Carrie and Brody are both really singular characters amid the prestige-drama landscape, and the performances behind them (at least until very recently) have been dynamite. Between them they carve out a lot of new territory for the TV that big-time TV watchers watch, which is a big part of why the show clicked the way it did, and why folks have had so much patience with it.

The 10 Juiciest TV Hookups of 2012

Monday, December 10th, 2012

I contributed the Game of Thrones and Homeland entries to Rolling Stone’s list of the 10 hottest liaisons on TV this year. My write-ups are juvenile and I make no apologies for this, nor for how excited I got to see where one of my entries ranked.