Sunday, June 30, 2013

Homeland, season 2


The enticing veil of ambiguity on returning war hero Brody is now officially lifted, as Carrie has revealed him as a Muslim fifth columnist and henceforth has had him cooperate with the CIA.

The spiriting boldness brought on by the voyeuristic aspect, the family drama of the  estranged soldier-slash-family father and the culture shock brought on by his return to the US are also nothing but memories.

What remains : A more conventional political thriller, skillfully crafted, yet necessarily disappointing. According to my teenager, it's all a matter of knowing to what extent he is lying and to whom. That pretty much sums it up, actually.

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