One of the best recent shows on TV. Based on the Israeli series Hatufim by Gideon Raff, it was developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, two of the writing veterans from 24. The show is often alluded to as a more adult version of 24, what with some of the writers from season 7-8 joining, as well as Sean Callery composing the music. It also has strong language and nudity, and deep, rounded characters. The critical acclaim has been overwhelmingly positive and it has deservedly won awards.
The first season sees agent Carrie Matheson (Claire Danes) trying to figure out whether a recently re-discovered, thought dead marine called Nick Brody (Damian Lewis) is a turned terrorist. The many twists and turns keep the show on edge and you always want more because it's so goddamn awesome!
Season 2 recently started, and to not spoil anything, it's main plot concerns another planned attack on US soil.
Dave: "Did you watch Homeland last night?"
Gerald "Absolutely! I was not expecting that to happen at the end! I can't wait for the next episode!"
1. American Nazi term derived from and equivalent to German Naziterm "der Fatherland". Der Fatherland was used by Hitler to impassion Germans with patriotism, diverting their attention from laws, legislation and programs authorizing genocide and ethnic cleansing.more...
2 Emotionally laden term used by Baby Bush to describe the lands and territories of United States of America to artificially stimulate U.S. citizens (and the press) to overwrought and zealous patriotism as a diversion from critical analysis of legislation depriving citizens of Constitutiona rights and freedoms.
3. Used by Baby Bush to engender patriotic and mindless support in U.S. citizens for his ill-conceived plan to complete the invasion of Iraq initiated by Papa Bush
4. Bush administration code name for a coordinated governmental plan to deprive U.S. citizens of coveted Constitutional rights and freedoms, with the vocal support of a majority of those citizens.
5. As a verb, to stimulate emotions to the detriment of thinking and analysis.
6. As a verb, to deceive, swindle, defraud, or embezzle, through emotional manipulation of the victim. To overcome rational thoughts by appeals to emotions or patriotism.