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Homeland for High School

Duana Posted by Duana at October 8, 2013 13:25:35 October 8, 2013 13:25:35

Homeland Season 3 Episode 2 recap (Lainey: sorry we’re a day late on Homeland this week. We’re trying to figure out a few scheduling changes. Apologies for the inconvenience and thanks for your patience!) I hope you’ll pardon the lateness of this review.  I feel less bad about it than I might, because I imagine you, like me, spent the time since Homeland’s second episode going… “When did this show start airing on the CW?” It’s a cheap joke, sure. Full Story

Hello, Homeland.

Duana Posted by Duana at September 30, 2013 12:59:10 September 30, 2013 12:59:10

Homeland Season 3 Episode 1 recap Nothing is, anymore. There’s only what was and isn’t any longer. It’s that weird, quiet space in the aftermath, and the show doesn’t squirm away from it. It’s there. Firstly, there isn’t the CIA. Obviously. It was summarily blown up. Full Story

Globes Most Unbelievable: Claire Danes

Duana Posted by Duana at January 14, 2013 17:17:56 January 14, 2013 17:17:56
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One month ago today – Monday – is when she had the baby. A BABY. She was completely and totally pregnant (and striding around Toronto, I thought he was going to be Canadian) and then this is the result a week later. I mean, I don’t know what to say except that’s genetics and discipline and commitment to your goals, and this happens sometimes. Full Story

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Duana Posted by Duana at December 17, 2012 15:41:50 December 17, 2012 15:41:50

Homeland Season 2 Episode 12 (season finale) recap We knew it would be dramatic.  There was no way things could go on as they had been, when every story was played out as far as it could go – especially in this episode where a lot of people had a lot of conversations they wouldn’t have otherwise had, thanks in large part to the extra 10 minutes designed to lull us into a false sense of security. Full Story

So Tired.

Duana Posted by Duana at December 10, 2012 19:11:46 December 10, 2012 19:11:46

Homeland Season 2 Episode 11 recap (Or:  The one where you could tell Claire Danes was pregnant) I’m so tired.  Aren’t you?  I’m not the only one, either.  I mean, the episode was full of tired imagery.  Carrie had been up for two days.  Saul was almost lying on the interrogation table. Full Story

David Estes Has Bad Grammar, And Other Homeland Impossibilities

Duana Posted by Duana at December 3, 2012 18:06:24 December 3, 2012 18:06:24

Homeland Season 2 Episode 10 recap He would never.  He would absolutely never say “at least several” martinis, along with something else in that same speech that’s now lost to my memory.  Are you kidding me with this?  I don’t think CIA members are perfect, but I think they have to be able to get around the basics of speaking well. Full Story

I Can’t Improve On “Two Hats” As The Title

Duana Posted by Duana at November 26, 2012 17:00:39 November 26, 2012 17:00:39

Homeland Season 2 Episode 9 recap Look at Carrie.  Did you see that beautiful face, that calm in the face of Brody maybe (obviously not) dead?  That was the face of a woman devastated but determined,  broken-hearted but resilient. This episode gave us the immensely satisfying experience of finally realizing that those f*ckers you thought were slimy were, indeed, wearing two hats. Full Story

Your Own Brand Of Crazy

Duana Posted by Duana at November 19, 2012 17:14:37 November 19, 2012 17:14:37

Homeland Season 2 Episode 8 recap I know we have our heroes that we love on this show, but I really would love to talk about Roya for a second.  Now, whether you agree with her politics or not, this is a woman who really cannot be flapped, can she?  No matter what’s going on, what version of a crazy, cracked-out Brody she’s going to get (and I worried seriously for both her and for his spinal cord when he played out their whole meeting by the fountain with his shoulders around his neck), she is calm and utterly focused on her task – though you’d think she’d get tired of saying “it will be soon”, no? How did she get such nerves of steel?  Like, what is the specific training in Abu Nazir’s camp that not only includes journalistic training (I sincerely hope she’s supposed to be an on-air reporter because I choked when I saw her in a TV Truck) but also allows her never to flinch?  Or is that a personal trait that is the reason she was chosen for the mission? I ask, of course, because this episode is all about showing us how much of a poker-face Brody doesn’t have and never did. Full Story

Cease and F-cking Desist

Duana Posted by Duana at November 12, 2012 16:56:36 November 12, 2012 16:56:36

(Like the title was going to be anything else.)  Homeland Season 2 Episode 7 recap I remain convinced that a threat is closer than ever, mostly because the show keeps telling me so – but in an episode that had a lot to do with marking time, we remember why Homeland is such a phenomenon: it understands not only the dramatic lives of CIA agents, but also the relatively banal internal lives of teenagers and families. Full Story

What The Hell Is Going On? Virgil!

Duana Posted by Duana at November 5, 2012 17:29:24 November 5, 2012 17:29:24

Homeland Season 2 Episode 6 recap Do you not wish you had a Virgil you could yell for when the going got kind of rough? Like what a liberating thing, to be able to literally be in two places at once, to be on both the planning and the execution side? I have missed Virgil and, as Lainey and I discussed last night, he remains pretty sexy. Full Story

Game. Changed.

Duana Posted by Duana at October 29, 2012 15:54:02 October 29, 2012 15:54:02

Homeland Season 2 Episode 5 recap Most important things first: let’s talk Chris. Did they replace that actor? Or just allow him time off to grow up and let his voice change? Because that is a very, very different kid from the one we were mocking just a few episodes ago, you know?  Ain’t puberty grand? Also, why do we need Chris again? I spend very little time wondering about Chris overall, though, and much more contemplating Dana, because she’s more interesting and smarter and I wonder how much of what she’s doing now will shape who she is. Full Story