As Dexter is trying to wrap up it’s very uneven series run, Showtime is lucky it has another massive hit on its hands with Homeland.
Last year’s first season was one of the best new show’s on television. Not only does it have a spectacular cast with Damien Lewis (Life, Band of Brothers, The Forsyte Saga), Claire Danes (My So-Called Life, Shopgirl), and Mandy Patinkin (Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die), but it had a carefully plotted season arc that allowed for some resolution, but still kept you on the hook.
We left off with Carrie (Danes) getting shock therapy and Brody (Lewis) trying and failing to accomplish his mission from Abu Nazir and having to go back to his family and life. From this trailer it looks like things get even more complicated as Carrie heads to the Middle East and Brody starts work in Congress.
I only hope that this sophomore season doesn’t waste all the good will we have towards the show, like so many other television series have done.
September 30 will be on very intense evening.