I’ve been hearing a lot of chatter for a while over just how captivating Homeland is, particularly the notion that it just might be 24′s long awaited successor. While I don’t think it’s earned the similarity yet, the pilot was quite fascinating to watch.
I do appreciate shows that waste no time getting into the heat of things right from the beginning so I was immediately hooked. I’m not really a fan of storylines pertaining to real world current events especially when it comes to Iraq and Afghanistan, but this hour worked due to the range of interesting characters we were introduced to.
Monica Baccarin in particular was simply stellar. She was one of the sole bright spots of V last year and I’m undoubtedly sure she will become a huge star with this show. She’s simply phenomenal. As for Claire Danes, I never really liked her but she fits the role perfectly especially with the bipolar aspect.
Moreover, the final sequence was brilliant revealing that our POW had indeed been turned. I’m definitely intrigued to see where it all goes so I’ll stick around for a few episodes. I do hope they manage to keep things fresh however, as the premise is something I might tire of soon. Nevertheless, kudos to a strong offering.