Monday, December 10, 2012

Five Reasons Why You Should Put Season One of Homeland on Your Netflix List

I love the Showtime series, Homeland, starring Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody and Mandy Patankin as Saul Barenson.  It's about a bipolar CIA agent who learns that a returning American POW has been turned against the United States by his terrorist captors, and what lengths she goes to find and try to stop him.  The show not only won the Emmy Award in 2012 for Outstanding Drama, but Danes won for best actress and Lewis took home the best actor prize. 

Here are five reasons, without spoilers, why you should start watching Homeland right now.

Number 5:
The characters are the most complex and believable on television.

Number 4:
You never know what is going to happen next. Really, I am good at predicting what will happen next on a lot of shows and I can’t tell on this one.

Number 3:
The acting is superb.

Number 2:
The writing is excellent.

Number 1:
This show is addicting. As soon as one episode ends, I want to watch the next one immediately.  And if I don't have another to watch, I can't stop thinking about it. 

You can read more about Homeland here over on Criminal Element


  1. I just started, yes I said started, watching Bones. I am up to season 4 or 5 and will have to put this on my list to watch next.

  2. Bones is pretty darn awesome too. Totally different vibe than Homeland. Right now, I like Homeland better.