Blu-ray Review: ‘Homeland: The Complete First Season’ Totally Rocks
CHICAGO – The popular choice as to the show most likely to derail AMC’s “Mad Men” from winning a record-setting five Emmys in a row for Best Dramatic Series is a newcomer to the pantheon of most-acclaimed programs, Showtime’s brilliant “Homeland,” recently released on Blu-ray and DVD. This is must-see TV in every possible way.
“Homeland” is expertly made television on every level from the intricacies of the plotting that brilliantly plays cat-and-mouse with viewer expectations for the whole season to the perfect performances from the four central performers — Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin, Morena Baccarin, and, most of all, Claire Danes, who I suspect will win another Emmy in a few weeks to put alongside the one she took home for “Temple Grandin.” She’s spectacular. With just the right balance of international intrigue and character-driven drama, “Homeland” is easily one of the best shows on TV. We’ll see if Emmy voters agree on September 23 but you can find out for yourself now.
Homeland: The Complete First Season was released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 28, 2012
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Hailed as TV’s best new drama by critics everywhere, the award-winning Homeland delivers compelling characters, thrilling twists and breathtaking suspense. Carrie Mathison (Golden Globe winner Claire Danes), a brilliant but volatile CIA agent, suspects that a rescued American POW may not be what he seems. Is Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) a war hero…or an Al Qaeda sleeper agent plotting a spectacular terrorist attack on U.S. soil? Following her instincts, Mathison will risk everything to uncover the truth - her reputation, her career and even her sanity. Packed with multiple layers and hidden clues, Season One offers something new every time you see it… watch carefully.
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o Week Ten: A Prologue to Season Two
o Deleted Scenes
o Homeland Season One: Under Surveillance
o Commentary on the Pilot Episode