Just some quick thoughts on Homeland’s second attempt this season.
As a viewer, I’m having a very hard time attaching to any one story line. I don’t care about Quinn and his demons, I’m over “crazy Carrie” as we’ve seen her before, and Saul is just eh. Of course there have been a handful of moments that I appreciate: Saul confronting Carrie’s family or the final moment, but I am not impressed with the first two episodes. There are no stakes that I’m emotional invested in.
The closest story I’m to engaged to is Dana’s, especially her monologue in the “redone” bathroom. The thing is, they cut the scene too early. We barely get to a see a reaction from her mother or a rebuttal. It was a beautiful moment from a child who is hurting and we don’t get to really explore this relationship when the time is right. How disappointing.
It’a amazing how much this show misses the presence of Damian Lewis. He carried these first two seasons as a nice balance to Carrie. When suspense, depth, and mystery are removed, what are we left with? Pretty much boring CIA stuff and a woman off her meds with no foil to ground the rest of the show.
This should have been an extended mini-series because it’s going downhill fast.
Keep on Watchin’!
P.S. If Dana is pregnant I am not watching the show anymore.