Posts Tagged ‘Homeland’

“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 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.


“Homeland” thoughts, Season Two, Episode Eleven: “The Motherfucker in the Turban” / “In Memoriam”

Monday, December 10th, 2012

In the guise of a review of last night’s episode, which appears to have been retitled while it was airing, I present my grand unified theory of what’s wrong with Homeland over at Rolling Stone.

“Homeland” thoughts, Season Two, Episode Ten: “Broken Hearts”

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

It’s usually a pretty bad sign when your Emmy Award-winning drama repeatedly makes me think of Mystery Science Theater 3000. The result is my review of last night’s Homeland for Rolling Stone.