We've seen 'Sesame Street' take on everything from 'Sons of Anarchy' to 'Boardwalk Empire,' but the long-running PBS series' "Homeland" parody might be the most spot-on yet. Bringing Carrie, Brody, Saul and the rest to life as "Homelamb," you might be surprised by the adult humor 'Sesame Street' manages to cram into its latest parody.
On an all-new episode of 'Homeland,' Carrie puts herself and the mission on the line to help Jess find a still-missing Dana, while Saul goes on a hunting trip with his rival, Senator Lockhart, only to discover some rather surprising -- and unsettling -- news. And a mysterious Iranian man enters the U.S. via Canada -- might we finally be meeting our mysterious terrorist?
Uneven as 'Homeland' has been over the past two seasons, fans of the Showtime security series were shocked to learn that last night's "Game On" would end the first of three "movements" to unfold over the third season, introducing a game-changing twist that had pulled one over on the audience to reveal Carrie and Saul had been in cahoots from the beginning. The twist did raise several questions of logic however, for which producer Alex Gansa has stepped up to clarify.
On this week's all-new episode of 'Homeland,' the CIA continues to exert power over Carrie's life, while she's coaxed into meeting that mysterious client. Meanwhile, Fara and Saul follow the Iranian money trail to an unlikely source, and Dana and her boyfriend Leo run off together, leaving Jessica bewildered. "Game On" is a narrative improvement over last week's episode, but it still leaves a bit to be desired.
As many questions as 'Homeland' answered this past Sunday with Nicholas Brody's big "Tower of David" return, fans of the series remain perplexed about the character's arc between season 2 finale's entry into Canada, and the character's bloody arrival in another country. Thankfully, series star Damian Lewis has stepped in to bridge the gulf in Brody's big journey.
Nicholas Brody finally returns on a new episode of 'Homeland,' but things aren't going so well in his new life as a fugitive in Venezuela. With Carrie locked up in the psych ward and Brody desperately trying to survive his own version of captivity, "Tower of David" holds a mirror up to Carrie and Brody, reflecting their narratives with simplicity ... but perhaps it's all a little too plain.
'Homeland' continues examining the psychological fallout of the previous two seasons in this week's all-new episode. It also introduces us to Fara Sherazi, a young middle-eastern CIA expert analyst who comes in to help Saul track the money back to the mysterious Magician mentioned in last week's premiere. There's not a whole lot of action this week, unless you count Carrie's continued meltdown.
The internet and the world at large may have been somewhat preoccupied last night with a little ol' AMC series finale (10.3 million viewers, bitch!), but thankfully Showtime is a good sport with its 'Homeland' season 3 and 'Masters of Sex' premieres. While the latter had earlier made its way online, the entirety of 'Homeland' season 3 premiere "Tin Man Is Down" has found its way on demand for those in need of a post-'Breaking Bad' high.
The season 3 premiere of 'Homeland' isn't so much the aftermath of the attack on Langley that killed 219 people (including David Estes, leaving Saul in charge of the CIA) -- it's nuclear fallout. Carrie is the subject of an aggressive, closed-door senate investigation, and Brody's family is falling to pieces without him. With a fervent manhunt for the missing congressman and suspected terrorist underway, we follow Carrie, Saul, and the Brody family as they try to readjust to life after Langley.