Carrie- "Because Abu Nazir is playing the long game. This way no one expects a thing."
Saul- "Except you?"
Carrie- "Except me."
Homeland is the best new show of the year, and its pilot was definitely one of the best season premieres of the fall.To read the rest of my review of last night's series premiere of Homeland, head over to TV Fanatic.
Anchored by stunning lead performances from Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, this CIA-based Showtime series has everything you could ask for and more in regards to interesting characters, intriguing story lines, and edge-of-your seat suspense.
The most intriguing characters, of course, come courtesy of the performances from Danes and Lewis. The former plays Carrie Anderson, a fantastic CIA agent, who causes herself more trouble than anyone would like to admit. The latter is Sergeant Nicholas Brody, a former American Prisoner of War returning home, who seems to have been turned by terrorist leader Abu Nazir during his time abroad.
Danes is so good in this first episode at revealing to the audience who Carrie is, without letting go all of the character's secrets. She seems to be pretty brilliant. She is definitely a little crazy. But most of all, she sure is dedicated to her work, which will most likely be the driving force of the series as things move forward.
Homeland 101 - "Pilot"