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  • Teridax
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    #367124

    I LOVED Homeland’s 4th Season, even without having seen any of the first 3 Seasons.

    I just finished the first 4 episodes of the most recent season and……..

    yeah, its been pretty terrible so far IMO. ;(

    The first episode was fantastic, the 2nd was still really good and well-directed, but the 3rd was outright painful, and the 4th was not as painful, but still really boring. I turned off the 5th episode when the hacker guy had the Mr. Robot mask on. No, please Homeland, even you’re not well-directed or acted enough to beat or even come close to Mr. Robot at its own game.

    The supporting characters in the 4th Season, like Andrew Lockhart and for example, were entertaining. The storyline with the traitorous Dennis Boyd was fun. Al-Haqqani was a memorably sinister villian.  🙂

    Miranda Otto is fine, but I was really annoyed by her sleeping with Saul, due to me not buying their underdeveloped relationship enough. She wasn’t even in last season! AT ALL!! 

    I could literally not give a shit about any of the new characters this season, even dare I say it, Claire Danes has started to become irritating.

    When Carrie Matheson hallucinated Brody in S4, it was a tragic, heartfelt moment that felt earned to to her immense history with him. When she hallucinated Suraj Sharma, it felt like a lame excuse for the showrunners to invite that Life of Pi guy back on set! I didn’t buy their relationship as being serious at all in S4, I thought Carrie was using him to get to Al-Haqqani! Then when he got killed off, it was a clever twist to avoid a storyline extremely similar to Brody, where she fell in love with him as she was trying to get Abu Nazir. Bringing back Sharma’s character made no sense storywise, and even as a hallucination it came off as confusing and forced. 

    Seriously, I’m asking my fellow Derbyites here who watch this show, should I quit Homeland? Or does it get better, like I’ve been hearing the 2nd Season of Transparent got great the last few episodes. Me and my mom were both willing to quit Fargo Season 2, but we finished the last 4 episodes, and saw it miraculously get progressively better and better until the finale, which left us wholly satisfied. Or would you recommend I watch just the last few Homeland episodes, and from where would I start?  :\

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    Teridax
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    I LOVED Homeland’s 4th Season, even without having seen any of the first 3 Seasons.

    I just finished the first 4 episodes of the most recent season and……..

    yeah, its been pretty terrible so far IMO. ;(

    The first episode was fantastic, the 2nd was still really good and well-directed, but the 3rd was outright painful, and the 4th was not as painful, but still really boring. I turned off the 5th episode when the hacker guy had the Mr. Robot mask on. No, please Homeland, even you’re not well-directed or acted enough to beat or even come close to Mr. Robot at its own game.

    The supporting characters in the 4th Season, like Andrew Lockhart and for example, were entertaining. The storyline with the traitorous Dennis Boyd was fun. Al-Haqqani was a memorably sinister villian.  🙂

    Miranda Otto is fine, but I was really annoyed by her sleeping with Saul, due to me not buying their underdeveloped relationship enough. She wasn’t even in last season! AT ALL!! 

    I could literally not give a shit about any of the new characters this season, even dare I say it, Claire Danes has started to become irritating.

    When Carrie Matheson hallucinated Brody in S4, it was a tragic, heartfelt moment that felt earned to to her immense history with him. When she hallucinated Suraj Sharma, it felt like a lame excuse for the showrunners to invite that Life of Pi guy back on set! I didn’t buy their relationship as being serious at all in S4, I thought Carrie was using him to get to Al-Haqqani! Then when he got killed off, it was a clever twist to avoid a storyline extremely similar to Brody, where she fell in love with him as she was trying to get Abu Nazir. Bringing back Sharma’s character made no sense storywise, and even as a hallucination it came off as confusing and forced. 

    Seriously, I’m asking my fellow Derbyites here who watch this show, should I quit Homeland? Or does it get better, like I’ve been hearing the 2nd Season of Transparent got great the last few episodes. Me and my mom were both willing to quit Fargo Season 2, but we finished the last 4 episodes, and saw it miraculously get progressively better and better until the finale, which left us wholly satisfied. Or would you recommend I watch just the last few Homeland episodes, and from where would I start?  :

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    24Emmy
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    #367126

    Uh, definitely keep watching. Miranda Otto’s arc is Emmy worthy.

    Here’s the season 5 thread.

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    Atypical
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    #367127

    Nope. Next.

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    Denis
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    #367128

    For the most of it, not even comparable with season 4. Otto’s arc is what saved it.

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    mafro987
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    #367129

    Ranking it third, behind season 4 and 1 and just in front of 2 before the long drop to 3. Although had it not been for Miranda Otto’s sensational performance I would push it down further. I just didn’t buy Quinn’s arc, Carrie’s relationships with… oh I unsurprisingly forgot their names, and the underdeveloped hacker/prostitute plot. The penultimate episode was an absolute masterpiece by itself though.

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    james14
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    ^ Agreed on rankings.  Season 5 was very solid – not rising to the heights of Season 4, but still very solid.  Danes and Otto were fantastic.

    1. Season 4 (MVP – Danes)
    2. Season 1 (MVP – Danes)
    3. Season 5 (MVP – Otto)
    4. Season 2 (MVP – Patinkin)
    5. Season 3 (MVP – Danes)
     

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    mafro987
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    I would agree, but the season 4 MVP was Laila Robins as Martha Boyd- a performance so subtle yet captivating (clearly too subtle for any significant nominations).

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    Teridax
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    I decided to watch the last 5 episodes after all. I LOVED it, and I sincerely hope Quinn comes back still alive next season. Beautiful note to end on, in my opinion.  “cry”

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    mikeboy898
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    I think your liking of Season 5 depends on what type of Homeland you like.

    It’s definitely infinitely more quiet and restrained than the wild Season 4, which I was a huge fan of. So Season 5 wasn’t really to my liking.

    Season 1 is obviously Homeland’s best season. Followed by Seasons 4, 2 and 3.

    Curious what the NYC-set 6th season will bring!

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    ET Canada
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    One of the best seasons of the show. Emmy worthy.

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    CanadianFan
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    #367135

    1. Season four (great)
    2. Season one (great)
    3. Season two (good)
    4. Season five (pretty good)
    5. Season three (flawed, but certainly better than average)

    None of those suck. 

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    Andrew Carden
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    #367136

    Interesting, I actually didn’t much care for Season 4, at least not the first half or so. I thought Season 5 was a significant step-up, with marvelous turns by Otto and Patinkin (who hopefully returns to Best Supporting Actor at the Emmys). I also, for what it’s worth, actually consider Season 3 its best outing thus far.

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    Icky
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    Watchable, rarely embarrasing. It never reached the heights of season one, the first half of season two or a few choice episodes from season four. It also was never as cringe-worthy as season two’s second half or season three’s first half. Not suckie, just dawdling and mostly uninspired. 

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    mikeboy898
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    ^^ I think that’s the best description of Season 5 I’ve read yet.

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