Saturday, August 25, 2012

Going Back To The Homeland

Going Back To The Homeland

As the new season of Showtime shows approaches closer, we start to see teasers for them. Today I'll focus on one show that really blew me away in a method that 24 hadn't since its early days. HOMELAND

A show that stars Damian Lewis as Nicolas Brody, a sniper solider that was captured and turned into a terrorist and Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, an CIA agent who has her doubts about Brody and sort of gets really obsessed with him and trying to uncover his true motives. Here's the teaser for the second season.

The song selection is spot on. If you didn't know, it's a cover of The Police song "Every Breath You Take." by Scala and Kolancy Brothers. The song, strangely enough turned into some sort of ballad of undying love even though when it was written, it was a tale of obsessive stalking. At some point even Sting stopped trying to correct that and just rolled with the love aspect of it.

But because of this, the song is perfect for the teaser of the show considering the relationship between Carrie and Brody.

The show does a great job at presenting both the positive and negative aspects of religion. It shows how it can be a great source of comfort for the individual in how Brody adopted it and used it to stay sane throughout his ordeal, and also it can be abused to manipulate people into doing evil with Abu Nazir using Brody the way he did. It just happens to be the Muslim religion in this case because that's what the circumstances of the particular story demanded it to be.

Other than that, it really painted the whole Muslim faith in a more progressive manner and from the look and feel of that trailer things are going to take a really tragic turn. This is definitely a binge-watch type of show for me so I'll have to wait until December, and that is agonising.

When season 1 ended I was worried about how they were going to top it. It had a lot of suspense and it made you question who you thought was on who's side. The ending was absolutely one of the best moments of television, but it seems that the season 2 trailer makes this season look really good. So no worries here.

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