This show has all the makings of a great show, but like many comments on here it is missing the mark, sometimes more than others but seldom a bull's eye. The location is hard to beat and all the characters are there and they're pretty good eye candy as well...but what to do? Exactly! The writers need to limit the bromance (it is after all the same ole same ole after a while) and get on with it. Surely there are many good stories to revolve around this fine cast of actors and I second the emotion that seeing Kona "in action" is a thrill every time. I love this show but it needs to be more compelling and not just a Chamber of Commerce ad for Hawaii. Maybe the writers should take a look at Burn Notice, Covert Affairs or White Collar? Like I said, everything is in place for a great show but, please somebody "book us," Dannno!
It's about time Showtime woke up and smelled the coffee that HBO's been drinking for years with unprecedented success! Yes, Showtime, you really CAN produce good programming if you set your mind, budget and good writers to it. I never paid for Showtime until Weeds and Nurse Jackie pulled me in and now I am hooked with Homeland and Dexter, more the former than the latter; in fact, Homeland probably is the best drama on television, though it has several excellent contenders for the spot. Regardless, whoever got the ball rolling at Showtime deserves high praise, for it is now well worth the price paid for top notch entertainment. It's still no HBO but at least it's off the back roads and finally in the fast lane with its competitor...Keep it up!
Has anyone else come to the conclusion that there are just too many good shows on Sunday night and it is impossible to watch them all! Possible a very good reason why they are all not doing as well as they should. TV execs...is ANYONE listening? Why oh why is EVERYTHING on this one night? What's up with that? Please, schedule for your viewers, not to compete with a time slot or another popular show. Something is amiss and WE are the losers here! Anyone???
You know...I was wondering where mamma went when she was pushed through that mirror by her li'l ole daughter? And now we know...she lives in the back of a dark prison with...OH NO! She's there with Snow and Emma. I just hate that for them and surely she's not there to help but I have a sneaking suspicion that she would LOVE to get a little revenge on that daughter of hers...how dare she toss me through a portal like that! So, maybe that will provide a way back (of sorts) for Emma and Snow, evil though it may be. Or she could simply choose to torture them where she is-either way I don't think they will be exchanging pleasantries now attending any balls together. Way to go Henry and not fall for Regina's desperate plea. She deserves to be alone, it's just too bad she's alone with that book of magic only a key-turn away. I DO love the way they keep bringing in more and more of our beloved fairy tale characters that not only provide grist for the writing mill but a sight for eyes gladdened by this show and its never-ending quest for happily ever after...NOT!
Great drama, and let me say edge of your couch drama plus ten and crazy, crazy Carrie! Has anyone ever been so good at letting us inside what it's like to be bi-polar, inside a bi-polar job on a bi-polar mission. Or should we simply call it well-placed determination or everything else be damned? Whatever it is, KUDOS to Claire Danes for skills that go far beyond acting and a show that goes far beyond entertainment. No wonder the President watches this show as in some ways it must mirror at least some of his days and nights in the White House! Can you say Osama Bin Laden? This nail-biting episode was almost too much to take, with the crowd circling the SUV with that poor Muslim woman who had just betrayed her own husband for all the right reasons, and crazy Carrie off into the fray in search of God knows what-how would she possibly survive, especially within that Bi-polar haze at its zenith. Geesh! Ahhhh, but then the little micro chip is found and Saul sees and knows all. Carrie was right all along and you have made her crazy, Saul. YOU! Can we trust him? I'm unsure who's side he is on but I cannot wait for the next episode to find out WTF is up...with everything. NEVER have I waited with so much anxiety for the next episode of any show as I do with Homeland. I guess "May 1" means get out of Dodge fast...and silly me, I kept thinking he would dash out of the room and do something. Little did I know it would be so easy to put the kibosh on the whole setup. DAMN, Damn Dayum! (Bring it on Dayum, let's hear your review on Homeland)! Oh, and please, give me a break about his being taken into the "secure room." You're right, it probably wouldn't have happened that way, BUT this is NOT a reality show, it riveting television entertainment. It's called taking a little artistic creative license-so, sue them! I'd rather keep watching and reeling with Carrie, thank you! Oh crap...did I drop my pill under the bed again????
Claire Danes is a walking, talking tour de force of superior acting that is riveting by any standards. Homeland is so "on point" that its mere existence puts fear and suspense on our TV screens like no other show. And like no other show, I am panting for the next installment. Homeland alone is reason enough to carry Showtime on your cable lineup, but I might also add that Weeds, Nurse Jackie and Web Therapy are also strong contenders. It's nice to see Showtime (finally) stealing a page from HBO and shelling out the time, effort and money to create outstanding and compelling television. ONLY the cable channels are fee to show REAL people in real life situations, acting just like people do, and that includes their language. Thank goodness there are no "CENSORS" standing behind the production of truly excellent television..and hey-if anyone is offended, just turn it off. That SHOULD be the case on Network television, but no, they are still answering to a strict and ridiculous set of standards seldom practiced by "most" people on this planet. So, congratulations to Showtime and all the cast, crew and writers for Homeland! It's a truly excellent, realistic and suspenseful drama that represents television entertainment at its best!
What's not to like about The Newsroom? Aaron Sorkin knows how to keep things going while staying current AND funny. Great cast of characters who all handle his dialogue well and know how to steal a scene while doing excellent work in an ensemble cast where everyone counts! More, please?
I love the hard hitting, fast paced and edgy banter from this cast of characters headed by two BIG TIME actors in Sigourney Weaver and Ellen Burstyn! Puhleeeze bring this show back for an extended season and keep up the good work! It's great to hear what you imagine these so-called political animals would actually say "off camera," even if it is dramatized for television-whatever, I LIKE IT! KEEP the witty banter going...it definitely working for me!
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