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Homeland. Season 2


Thus endeth the second season of Homeland. Was it any good? Of course it was. It won the second Golden Globes for Damian Lewis, Claire Danes, and for Best Television Series – Drama.

The two winners doing, uh, drama.

Season 2 gives us new bad guys to choose from, in case you are not yet hooked on this series by this time. Zuleikha Robinson is pretty good as the bitch Roya Hammad, and I can’t imagine her as that sweet slave girl from HBO’s Rome. There’s Rupert Friend as the enigmatic Peter Quinn, though I don’t know how a guy named “Friend” can ever play a villain. Also, there’s Abu Nazir (Navid Negahban), more in the flesh this time compared to the previous season. And of course, everyone’s favorite Marine, Brody.

Brody, after finding out he accidentally tweeted
a picture of his dick.

There’s also new conflicts, such as Dana and the Vice President’s son, who she should stay away from because she’s too good for that jerk. There’s Jessica (Morena Baccarin)’s struggle against herself. There’s the power struggle between Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) and David Estes (David Harewood). Then there’s Quinn against the entire team. And of course, Brody against everybody else.

Brody, practicing a choke hold on the veep.

Season 2 still retains the fast pace of the first season, where we see Carrie’s reinstatement into the CIA, Brody’s arrest, his marriage failing right before our eyes (damn you Mike and Jessica!), Abu Nazir’s death, and of course the death of David Estes and the Waldens, all in twelve episodes.

Told you they wouldn't stretch the Abu Nazir subplot any thinner.

Season 3 resumes in September. In the meantime, let’s all grow our beards like Saul’s.

"I'd like to see you try."

Homeland (Season 2). USA. 2012

Original rating: 8.5 / 10
Morgan Saylor's legs: + 0.1
Mike and Jessica having sex: - 0.2
Final rating: 8.4 / 10

You may also want to read the review of Homeland Season 1.

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