quinta-feira, 29 de dezembro de 2011


It has been several weeks since did I wanted to write about Homeland, about the pleasure that it gives me to follow the series every week, in this time of the year most premieres don't interest me one bit (American Horror Story?! Terra Nova?!), the old series are suffering because the story is being extended for so long (How I Met Your Mother, House) and some others are going downhill at full speed (Dexter was particularly painful to see, but that's for another text). I cooled my temper and decided to wait for the season finale, because I didn't wanted to be disappointed. Fortunately, that did not happen. It can be difficult to believe, but since the first year of LOST that I was not so interest and absorbed and addicted to a series

Based on an Israelite original, Homeland begins with the return of Sergeant Nicholas Brody to the USA after a captivity of eight years in the Iraq as a prisoner of war of Al-Qaeda. Returning to a family that had already followed his course without the patriarch, Brody is looked upon like a hero by all except agent Carrie Mathison, who has the information that a North American soldier was converted to the Islam and to the dogmas of the terrorist organization. Working straightly with Saul Berenson, who serves as a mentor, Carrie will do everything to prove that an attack to the USA is imminent while it deals with personal questions that can put in question her professional competence and, worse still, her health.

In other words, Brody may or may not be a terrorist, Carrie can or not be certain or, at least, not completely. So, we are thrown head first in a cat and mouse play, fully of twists, treasons and where nothing is what it seems. If this does not sound especially innovatory for the ones who already saw Prison Break or 24 (some producers of Homeland are the same), Homeland plunges deep into the mind of those individuals and we realize their wishes, their fears and their contradictions. Carrie is cunning, determined and intelligent, but wont her psychological instability accented in years and years of strenuous work in the CIA? Or is that peculiarity that makes her such a competent professional? On the other side, Brody sees himself in a world where one does not fit, breaks with the family dynamic established in his absence and has strange behaviors. His he really a terrorist? Or did he convert to Islam as a defense mechanism?

While developing his characters carefully, Homeland does so that we worry about each one of them and the consequences of his acts, while it increases the tension on scenes composed by verbal confrontations or a simple test of the polygraph. Besides, the series do not paint the CIA as a few saints in defense of the homeland and illustrate well the motivations of the terrorists as well as the destructive actions of both parts in conflict - and are this climate of ambiguity, in which nothing is black in the white in different scales, which makes such fascinating and adult series. But what really it does from this season of Homeland something so memorable is his daring in crossing lines that we were giving like certainties and, in this way, opening the whole window of means - and, I repeat again, this text is full of spoilers, therefore it is better to stop reading right now.

When do Carrie and Brody become involved romantically in the seventh brilliant episode, the narrative does to what few ones would dare or, at least, not so early. Without the help of the illegal vigilance that it had installed at the home of the sergeant, Carrie is obliged to reveal itself and to coexisting with the suspect, who soon is seen again in his auto destructive character, since own he is about to losing everything that had. Link, however, he sees in him someone whom it fills out devoid of his lack emotionally and both establish a fleeting, but outstanding bond. She commits a mistake, open the play and the series answer to a hill of questions that another television product would drag during weeks. That weekend, nevertheless, it supplies when what Carrie will use in the last episode for indirectly were given (and without being able) to prevent the terrorist attack that Brody had carried out. The history can take some gentle and unlikely directions, but, if we are thinking well, they appear logical and matching with the personalities of those individuals.

To be continued…

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