Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Homeland Season 6 2017

     Carrie Mathison is living with her daughter Franny in New York.  She has left the CIA and she is working as an advocate for Muslim Americans.  She is also secretly briefing the President-elect Elizabeth Keane on strategy. Her friend and co-worker Peter Quinn was mentally and physically damaged by a saran gas attack on him in Germany.  He was in a VA Hospital but he now living in a basement apartment at Carrie’s residence.  Later, he is taken to a safe house and Astrid travels from Germany to take care of him.  Dar is working secretly behind the scenes because he believes Keane will be against the CIA when she assumes her presidency.
     This is a very taunt series with many story lines and lots of behind the scene sub-plots and it may be the best season ever.  Carrie is trying to live a normal life for her daughter but she keeps getting pulled into government activities.  Dar is like an evil twin working against everything and everyone.  Saul goes to Abu Dhabi concerning the possibility of an alternate hidden nuclear program.  Quinn is still very involved in spite of his mental and physical limitations but sometimes he mixes up how he should react to circumstances.  Elizabeth Keane could represent Hillary Clinton if she had been elected as President?  Of course, the final scene in the final episode leaves you with questions??  4 ½* (I really liked this series)

55 min each episode,TV Series,12 episodes, Action, created by Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon with Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend, F. Murray Abraham, Maury Sterling, Sarita Choudhury, Nina Hoss, Elizabeth Marvel, Shaun Toub, Hill Harper, Claire and McKenna Keane, Patrick Sabongui.

Note:  Imdb 8.4* out of 10, 79% critic 80% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 3.8* out of 5 with 741 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in Charlotte, Mooresville Concord, North Carolina, Queens, New York City, New York; Tel Aviv, Israel.  Carrie's name was originally Claire until Claire Danes accepted the role.  Some of the scenes in the opening credits are of Danes as a young girl.  This series is based on the Israeli drama series Prisoners of War from 2009.

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