The series is about the CIA’s battle with Islamic extremists as seen through from the perspective of agent Carrie Matheson (played by the wonderful Claire Danes) who also happens to be bi-polar and very much committed to the battle to defend her country. Alongside her is Saul Berenson who is her older mentor and CIA director played so eloquently by the great Mandy Patinkin.
Both Danes and Patinkin are marvelous in their roles and clearly in command of their craft here. The crisp writing and dialogue take this series easily above the frey of most entertainment that one can find out there.
I won't say anymore but suffice it to say that lots more happens and keeps you glued to your seat.
Five stars and highly recommended.