Friday, October 28, 2011
Recommended Show: Homeland
So when I heard that he stars in a Showtime series as a former marine POW turned Al-Qaida terrorist, I was immediately hooked.
I get the feeling that some of my more conservative readers may not like the show, but I strongly urge you to give it a shot. It's very well scripted, even better acted, and it constantly keeps you on edge. From the moment his character arrives home after nearly 10 years of "captivity," you don't know what to expect from him, and that's fairly intense.
The show is only four episodes in, but it's looking like it will be a doosie. I'm also a sucker for stories like this, the sort of fallen man thing where we're led to try to sympathize with the tragic character. You want him to be good, because you can sense that deep down he's a good and honorable man, so you can't help but keep asking yourself "how did they turn him? Where did it all go wrong?"
Watch with an open mind. It's not trying to push any agendas, it's just portraying the contours of life and the complexity of what we call ethics and morality.
Homeland airs Sundays at 10 pm, after Dexter, on Showtime.