Thursday, 7 July 2016

well worth seeing

If you haven’t caught the series Homeland currently on Netflix I recommend that you do. It makes for riveting Emmy-award winning viewing.

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.


6 comments:

  1. Perfect timing for your recommendation. We just finished watching Marcella last night! But it's likely that we are going to start watching Orange is the New Black from the very beginning.

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  2. cant say I am a fan of that show Emma. I tried to get into it but gave up after one season. This one had me hooked from the start!

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  3. I meant Orange is the New Black not Marcella

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  4. Been following Homeland for several years now. Love it!

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  5. About Orange is the New Black: yeah, we tried it before too, and couldn't get into it as well. But it seems so popular that I start to wonder if I didn't give it enough of a chance, so we're going to try again.

    Marcella was fun and as Joanna is British I'll bet she was able to understand some of the dialog better than us. We had to back up and repeat a few times and still had some issues comprehending what they said!

    We'll definitely take a look at Homeland too. While we also wait for another season of House of Cards. That one is a huge favorite. :-)

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  6. House of Cards is also one of my faves and looking forward to next season. Orange is the New Black has characters that are not very interesting or likeable in my opinion which I think takes away my interest.

    Oh and I am Canadian not British LOL...of Spanish ancestry to be precise

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