'Homeland' Is Falling Apart Before Our Very Eyes
November 14, 2013
It’s as hard to keep a longform television narrative going as it is to raise a child. Sometimes shorter forms are tempting, with old-hat conventions like climax and closure.
“Homeland,” Argo, and the Changing Role of the Rogue CIA Agent
October 26, 2012
Is the onscreen role of the rogue CIA agent changing in the post-Bin Laden world?
Stop Calling “Homeland” The Anti-“24”
September 29, 2012
Carrie Mathison has more in common with Jack Bauer than her fans admit.
David Thomson on Films: Tinker, Tailor, Boredom, Why?
December 20, 2011
“Homeland” ended its first series on December 18 in a ninety-minute episode, as if it had so many loose ends to tie up, and so much to deliver before “the event of the TV season” closed. A couple of months ago, I welcomed the suspense, the plotting, and the human interest of “Homeland,” but I wondered even then if the series would go crazy with its own narrative.
Thomson: ‘Homeland,’ a Clever, Confident, and Cruel New Show That Trades in Paranoia
October 25, 2011
As I write, I have seen only the first three episodes of “Homeland,” and I am mindful that the credit sequence every week contains a couple of shots of Louis Armstrong from around 1930, a detail that has not yet figured in what you’d have to call the narrative.