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Homeland: Season 6
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on March 2, 2018
This show is consistently outstanding. Always a pleasure to watch and, unlike most of the garbage out there, is well-scripted and well-acted. This season spent most of its time in the U.S. and included sub-plots dealing with Quinn (who was outstanding, as always), Carrie's attempt to get out of 'the business', and a lot of real-life conspiracies going on behind the scenes. It addresses some of the political issues we're currently dealing with, but it's not ham-handed most of the time. Carrie continues to be annoying, though, with her constant apologies for screwing up, even though she still ends up getting what she wants. The intelligence agency sub-plots are also well done. The sub-plot around Carrie's daughter was a bit unnecessary, but perhaps their playing a long game and setting things up for the next season. Time will tell.
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on March 2, 2018
I have mixed feelings about Season 6. HOMELAND seems to be dragging its story on and on. The names and faces may change but it's more of the same with terrorism, bombings, Middle East intrigue and it goes on and on. Where this series has always excelled is with its phenomenal cast and stylish photography and special effects.

Claire Danes continues her role as the troubled Carrie Mathison, an ex-CIA agent, who somehow always ends up working with or for the CIA. Danes is a fine actress as she plods through a season of intrigue and dealings with former coworkers and alleged friends. There are so many storylines and characters in HOMELAND that it can get confusing. It's easy to get wrapped up in a confusing plot just to see where it will all end.

This season it is Rupert Friend's turn to sign in an award caliber performance as Peter Quinn, Carrie's former CIA co-worker and friend. Season 5 ended with Quinn's near death and stroke. He is now physically, mentally and emotionally disabled and still trying to save the world. Friend is able to convey a troubled and in pain Quinn as he struggles to speak and move his broken body. It is amazing.

As usual, expect the unexpected. No one is who he or she seems and don't trust anyone. I loved Seasons 1 and 2 with Nicholas Brody and the show has kept its story going. They sure do make the world out to be a dangerous place and even intelligence and government officials can't be trusted. The story continues. I'll probably watch Season 7 but I feel the show is losing steam and is mainly worth watching for the amazing actors and special effects.
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on May 13, 2018
SPOILERS!!!! Season 6 is Peter Quinn's season - and it is heartbreaking. I've come to absolutely loathe Carrie for what she did to him. She would roll over anyone, including those she "loves," in order to maintain the illusion that she is actually saving people when in reality she is part of a system that is making things worse. It's hard to root for a narcissistic sociopath who would sacrifice her loved ones for a nebulous end. I think that the show has a problem when my circle of friends and I agree that killing Carrie would be very satisfying. (Hey, Vikings killed off their main character and he was actually likable). It doesn't help that Claire Danes overacts. I get that her character has a grandiose opinion of herself (that only she can save the world) but subtlety is not her forte. The show, however, did a great job of balancing a stomach churning character like Carrie with more likable characters such as Peter, along with amazing plot lines and twists. Unlike the later seasons of Game of Thrones, the writing on Homeland has remained consistently brilliant.
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+++Warning, this will contain the spoiler for the cliffhanger at the end of season 5, but no major giveaways from season 6+++++

This season of Homeland brought the show back to the United States. It is specifically set in New York and has a few different intertwined storylines, the main one being an attempt at taking down the President-elect. It is very heavily influenced by the political climate and events of the past few years. The stories are well done, the acting is top notch, and I do not think the show is overly preachy with the political elements as some shows can be. It did incorporate an Infowars like radio show and a social media troll farm into the story, and definitely used the real-world political divisiveness and hatred which exists to tell part of the story.

Rupert Friend as Quinn is really the standout this season. We learn in the first episode that Carrie did not end up pulling the plug on him, and when he comes back he is a shell of his former self, dealing with, among other things, with PTSD. He has to go through a range of emotions with the character, and he does it very well. While he is (in my opinion) the show's "backbone" this season, all the actors, both main and supporting, did a great job with their material.

Homeland is definitely a show that has had its ups and downs. I do think they struggled to end the Brody storyline, but now, being a few seasons removed from it I think the show has recovered quite well. It could have easily gone in the tank after the first two seasons when all was revealed (and there are definitely some out there who think it did). But if you gave up on it during season 3 or 4, I think it has recovered nicely the past couple seasons and is well worth taking a look at again.

For those who get the blu-rays, the A/V quality is very good as you would expect. There is a season play mode so you can stop during any episode and pick up where you left off. For extras, there are a couple behind the scenes featurettes (each only a couple minutes long) and then an almost hour long roundtable dicussion with some of the cast and showrunners. Okay for what is there, but not tons of material.
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Season 6. Spoiler, mistrust of intel agencies (goes on and on and on, we aren't let in forever who are the behind the scene baddies), I'm at episode 6 and still it's up in the air. Is it agency unqualified fanatics left too long in the agency or private ex agency people? Still don't know as of episode 6.

I wonder if someday the scriptwriter conferences, going over what will be in each episode, as the show evolved, those conferences and idea bouncing around, that'd be a reality show I'd watch.
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on February 4, 2017
This has got to be Showtime's flagship program. Season six is starting to look as good as the first five seasons.
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on January 14, 2017
this show is suspenseful..we can't quit watching it and spent many night doing a marathon watch on past episodes.
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on March 11, 2018
I have slogged through the first four episodes of Season 6 along with all of Carrie's usual sighs and gasps and feel like I am sinking deeper and deeper into quicksand - and not quicksand of the entertaining variety. I am waiting for some action - real action - to start like in earlier seasons. Instead, I feel like I am watching molasses spill uphill. It appears that Homeland has outlived its promise.
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on January 9, 2017
Love the NYC (Brooklyn) locations and interesting plot. Much different from previous shows and looks it will shape up to be very interesting.
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on February 9, 2017
There aren't as many stars in the Universe to rate "Homeland" -- the "411" is that Brody's coming back. You'll have a virtually unlimited amount of returning viewers when you do; but, of course, you guys already know that, we suspect.
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