Posts Tagged ‘Homeland’

A Psychologist Ranks the 9 Worst Parents on TV

May 15, 2015

3. Game of Thrones: Cersei Lannister
Westeros’s queen of mean, currently using religious fanatics to menace the family of her kingly son’s wife.

“When it’s a parent who’s trying to drive a wedge between spouses, one [of which is their] child, in a sense, that’s no longer parenting. They’re just being … evil. Now they’re manipulating, they’re interfering, they’re purposefully going against another person who happens to also be their child. In a sense, it’s compounded by the fact that it’s a loved one. For a parent to go against their child in that way, I would say, is the ultimate in betrayal.”

Over at Vulture, I interviewed Dr. Donna Tonrey, director of the Counseling and Family Therapy Master’s programs at La Salle University, about bad TV parents.

The season finale of HuffPost Live

December 22, 2014

I talked about the season finales of Homeland and The Affair and the penultimate episode of The Comeback on HuffPost Live’s Spoiler Alert show today. Watch it here!

HuffPost Living

December 15, 2014

I’ll be talking about the Newsroom finale, The Comeback, The Affair, and Homeland on @huffpostlive at 5:30pm—tune in:


December 8, 2014

I’ll be talking about last night’s execrable episode of The Newsroom (as well as Homeland, which was also very bad, and The Comeback, which was very good) on HuffPost Live’s Spoiler Alert at 4:30pm. Tune in here!

HuffPost Livin’

November 24, 2014

I’ll be talking The Comeback, The Newsroom, The Affair, and Homeland on @HuffPostLive today at 5pm. Tune in here!

The HuffPost Comeback

November 17, 2014

I’ll be talking The Newsroom, The Comeback, The Affair, and Homeland on @HuffPostLive at 4:50pm. Tune in here!

HuffPost Empire

October 27, 2014

I’ll be talking the Boardwalk Empire finale, Homeland, & The Affair on @HuffPostLive today at 4:55pm. Watch it here.

The HuffPost Affair

October 20, 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

October 13, 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

October 6, 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

October 6, 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”

December 16, 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 Eleven: “Big Man in Tehran”

December 9, 2013

I reviewed last night’s episode of Homeland for Rolling Stone. Juuuuust about had it with this thing.

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

December 2, 2013

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

“Homeland” thoughts, Season Three, Episode Nine: “One Last Time”

November 25, 2013

I reviewed last night’s episode of Homeland for Rolling Stone. In a word: No.

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

November 18, 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”

November 12, 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”

October 28, 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 extra: Seven ways to save “Homeland”

October 20, 2013

In anticipation of tonight’s kinda make-or-break episode, I wrote a piece on how to save Homeland. Macro and micro alike.