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post #121 of 1773
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Originally Posted by rebkell View Post

Anybody heard how the show is doing, rating wise? I could get into it, if it's gonna stick around. I'm watching, so I'm into it already, just hoping it sticks around. I really like season long arcs, and I'm becoming a big Claire Danes fan.

the show's a hit! Sunday's third episode drew 1.07 million viewers up 15 percent over Episode 2. Those are good numbers for Showtime and all but guarantees the Claire Danes thriller will see a second season
post #122 of 1773
Yeah, looks good, especially when Dexter went down week to week before it.
post #123 of 1773
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

Not so stupid. Aren't Muslims "warriors" taught that to be successful at jihad it's sometimes requires acting like the "infidels?" To blend in by drinking, womanizing, etc.? Work with me here ...

Thanks for your support.

Doug
post #124 of 1773
I'm wondering what's is he saying to his daughter? like he's brainwashing her or something, maybe even recruit it for his cause...

So far he's doing a very good job..

And the bacon thingy, he was "ordered" to act normal, not eating bacon will be very suspicious..
post #125 of 1773
I'm still loving it - and oh my, is Morena ever hot!
post #126 of 1773
I'm over this show. I'm affraid if I continue I'll need meds or go insane... Then there's that family...
post #127 of 1773
The plot thickens but we still can't be 100% sure it Brody is "turned" or not although some of the flashbacks do seem incriminating. He could be "just" a Muslim now.

larry
post #128 of 1773
I like the show, although much of it defies logic.

On the other hand, why do they treat this guy as a threat, ie. the wire taps, video cameras, etc. Instead of the initial group interrogation wouldn't you want to treat him as an asset with the aim of using him as a double agent. Just asking.
post #129 of 1773
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

So far at least, this ain't no 'Rubicon'.

True. Rubicon was an aimless mess, at least for the four or five episodes I was willing to hang on for. This has a sense of direction. For now.

I didn't know what to make of the masturbation scene, but it is certainly reflective of the growing space between them, especially with him sleeping on the floor.
post #130 of 1773
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Originally Posted by URFloorMatt View Post

True. Rubicon was an aimless mess, at least for the four or five episodes I was willing to hang on for. This has a sense of direction. For now.

I didn't know what to make of the masturbation scene, but it is certainly reflective of the growing space between them, especially with him sleeping on the floor.

You for sure missed.quite a bit with Rubicon........
post #131 of 1773
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

You for sure missed.quite a bit with Rubicon........

Definitely, the pacing of Rubicon was fantastic, it started off barely breathing, and with each succeeding episode it ramped up just the right amount and by the finale it was roaring along at top speed. It was like sex with just the right amount of foreplay.
post #132 of 1773
Rubicon was best thing on tv thru last year.
post #133 of 1773
To paraphrase Maureen Ryan, how can one not like a show with a character named Truxton Spangler.
post #134 of 1773
Thread Starter 
Tremendous episode last night.

Brody is catching onto the wife & Mike thing.

Mandy Patinkin's role Saul Berenson is excellent. Good actor.

I'm surprised that her surveillance toys actually got taken away. I'm sure she'll be back to monitoring him somehow.
post #135 of 1773
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Originally Posted by Young C View Post

Tremendous episode last night.

Brody is catching onto the wife & Mike thing.

Mandy Patinkin's role Saul Berenson is excellent. Good actor.

I'm surprised that her surveillance toys actually got taken away. I'm sure she'll be back to monitoring him somehow.

Agreed, that was a great episode. The interplay between Lewis and Danes was great stuff. I'm really liking the way they push and pull back on the Brody as terrorist angle. Last night, you could watch the whole episode and just think that he's a vet having a tough time. Which may or may not even be the truth.
post #136 of 1773
The scene with Lewis and Danes in the parking lot was amazing. They were both playing each other and seemed to know it. Excellent acting and direction. Just a little too easy and breezy to be real. So does Brody now know that the CIA is watching him?
post #137 of 1773
Good episode our girl Carrie wont give up.
post #138 of 1773
I wonder if they end up sleeping together, Lewis in revenge of his suspicions on the wife, also he doesn't know Danes is after him, and he could get closer to her to get intel or sometihng.
post #139 of 1773
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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

I wonder if they end up sleeping together, Lewis in revenge of his suspicions on the wife, also he doesn't know Danes is after him, and he could get closer to her to get intel or sometihng.

Watch that scene again. He suspects that she if full of crap and wonders what she's really doing there. He was playing her as much as she was him. He hasn't forgotten how she grilled him about his contacts while in prison.
post #140 of 1773
Yes, that scene was good. It also seems that Carrie may have been quite the trollop. I also noticed the absence, lately, of anything to do with her meds and "condition".

larry
post #141 of 1773
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Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

Yes, that scene was good. It also seems that Carrie may have been quite the trollop. I also noticed the absence, lately, of anything to do with her meds and "condition".

larry

Well she only received a few pills from her sister last episode. She did seem to have a few more "ticks" than usual however.
post #142 of 1773
TV Notes
Showtime Renews Homeland' For Season 2
By Nellie Andreeva, Deadline.com - October 26th, 2011

After 4 solid showings, Showtime has picked up conspiracy thriller drama Homeland for a second season. Production on Season 2 will begin in the spring.

The project, from 24 alums Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, was the first major piece of development Showtime's entertainment president David Nevins brought to the network. It sailed through the pilot stage and earlier this month launched as Showtime's highest-rated new series (helped by a big Dexter lead-in.) In its first week, the drama starring Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin and Morena Baccarin, was seen by 4.4 million viewers across various platforms. What's more, the series has increased its overall viewership since the premiere, with its most recent episode on Sunday hitting a series high. Homeland is just getting started, said Nevins. Clearly, the overall audience growth from week one to week four demonstrates that this show is hitting a nerve in the cultural zeitgeist. Alex and Howard have created a psychological thriller that holds special relevance in the post 9/11 world.

Based on Gideon Raff's Israeli series Prisoners Of War, from Kashet Broadcasting, the Fox 21-produced Homeland tells the story of Carrie Mathison (Danes), a CIA officer battling her own demons, who becomes convinced that the intelligence that led to the rescue of Nicholas Brody (Lewis), a U.S. soldier who had been missing and presumed dead for eight years, was a setup and may be connected to an Al Qaeda plot to be carried out on American soil. Along with Gordon, Gansa and Raff, the executive producers for season one are Avi Nir, Ran Telem and Michael Cuesta.

http://www.deadline.com/2011/10/show...-for-season-2/
post #143 of 1773
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Originally Posted by dad1153 View Post

TV Notes
Showtime Renews Homeland' For Season 2
By Nellie Andreeva, Deadline.com - October 26th, 2011

After 4 solid showings, Showtime has picked up conspiracy thriller drama Homeland for a second season. Production on Season 2 will begin in the spring.

The project, from 24 alums Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, was the first major piece of development Showtime's entertainment president David Nevins brought to the network. It sailed through the pilot stage and earlier this month launched as Showtime's highest-rated new series (helped by a big Dexter lead-in.) In its first week, the drama starring Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin and Morena Baccarin, was seen by 4.4 million viewers across various platforms. What's more, the series has increased its overall viewership since the premiere, with its most recent episode on Sunday hitting a series high. Homeland is just getting started, said Nevins. Clearly, the overall audience growth from week one to week four demonstrates that this show is hitting a nerve in the cultural zeitgeist. Alex and Howard have created a psychological thriller that holds special relevance in the post 9/11 world.

Based on Gideon Raff's Israeli series Prisoners Of War, from Kashet Broadcasting, the Fox 21-produced Homeland tells the story of Carrie Mathison (Danes), a CIA officer battling her own demons, who becomes convinced that the intelligence that led to the rescue of Nicholas Brody (Lewis), a U.S. soldier who had been missing and presumed dead for eight years, was a setup and may be connected to an Al Qaeda plot to be carried out on American soil. Along with Gordon, Gansa and Raff, the executive producers for season one are Avi Nir, Ran Telem and Michael Cuesta.

http://www.deadline.com/2011/10/show...-for-season-2/

yippie

Thanks for the posting.
post #144 of 1773
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

Watch that scene again. He suspects that she if full of crap and wonders what she's really doing there. He was playing her as much as she was him. He hasn't forgotten how she grilled him about his contacts while in prison.

I agree that he was playing her the whole way. And while she was also playing him, I think he had the upper hand in their exchange. And I'm not sure that means they won't end up sleeping together anyway.

He and his wife have lost whatever intimacy they once had, he and Carrie both agreed that you can't talk to anyone who hasn't been "over there" (or whatever the line was) about anything, and Carrie appears to be perfectly willing to have a fling to vent her frustrations. Why not have sex with him if it's going to build a relationship that she can use to undermine a suspected terrorist? Seemingly, she asked for much worse than just sex from her now-dead asset.

Also, I got the sense that maybe all her surveilling has made her a little obsessed with him, for reasons beyond her job. I hope they don't go down that route since it's unnecessary and, I think, an unusual exploitation of the fact that Carrie is a woman, but it wouldn't surprise me if they tested it a little.

I didn't know what to make of her smile at the end before she got in the car. Was that a smirk because she thought she was luring him in? Is she that overconfident in her abilities? That didn't seem in character. But what did seem conceivable is that she smiled because she realized that their interaction would continue--that she had reestablished contact with him absent her surveillance tools and could count on having further interactions.
post #145 of 1773
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

**I think I recognized the terrorist in the final scene from '24'

He was also a main character in Sleeper Cell... I think the 2nd season.
post #146 of 1773
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Originally Posted by Whitearrow View Post

He was also a main character in Sleeper Cell... I think the 2nd season.

guess he will always be typecast as a terrorist

so who tipped off the terrorist and his wife that Carrie was tailing him?...mole in the CIA...looks like the '24' writers have fallen in love with the mole and take it wherever they go
post #147 of 1773
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Originally Posted by URFloorMatt View Post

True. Rubicon was an aimless mess, at least for the four or five episodes I was willing to hang on for. This has a sense of direction. For now.

That's not what I meant. I thought 'Rubicon' was superb on every level. One of the best shows I've seen in years. You did have to see them all to fully appreciate where the story was going. Damn shame it was canceled, but that's certainly not unusual. Only the good die young in today's TV environment.

I'm enjoying 'Homeland', but so far it doesn't measure up to 'Rubicon', IMO.

The college scenes in this past episode were filmed at Queen's College here in Charlotte. My buddy had another "extra" scene, as well. He was one of the bartenders when Carrie & her boss were reminiscing, in a place called The Thomas Street Tavern. Great burgers! He's made it into a couple of episodes now. Fun to pick out all the local landmarks passing for DC locales.
post #148 of 1773
OT: Re: Rubicon. Never saw it. I'd like to take a look, if it won't leave me frustrated, story-wise, at the end. Some shows, when they're canceled, leave you high and dry. Others, like Carnivale, at least feel as if the story arcs for that (last) season came to a satisfying end.
post #149 of 1773
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

OT: Re: Rubicon. Never saw it. I'd like to take a look, if it won't leave me frustrated, story-wise, at the end. Some shows, when they're canceled, leave you high and dry. Others, like Carnivale, at least feel as if the story arcs for that (last) season came to a satisfying end.

They knew they were going to be canceled so there was some closure. But the second season would have been awesome.

Carnivale was originally envisioned to be a 6 year project - three primary storylines of 2 seasons each. We only got the first before HBO pulled the plug.
post #150 of 1773
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post


They knew they were going to be canceled so there was some closure. But the second season would have been awesome.

Carnivale was originally envisioned to be a 6 year project - three primary storylines of 2 seasons each. We only got the first before HBO pulled the plug.

OK, thanks, I'll check it out. Yeah, I'm still PO'd about Carnivale.
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