HOMELAND “Clean Skin” Review

HOMELAND "Clean Skin" Season 1 Episode 3 – Like my favorite serialized shows, we’re three hours in and I’m still not sure how Homeland ticks. This is a good sign. When I first started to watchBreaking Bad, the first three or four episodes involved Walter’s run in with drug dealers and saw him eventually killing one of them. I had no idea how the show would move on afterwards, and that’s sort of the same way Homeland is going. Carrie’s inside woman Lynne has just been shot, her link to Abu Nasir is gone and now she’s pretty much back to square one: just watching the Brody reality show live in her home.

Lynne’s death was shocking and more effective than twenty hours of Criminal Minds or any other showfeaturing maudlin music and screaming children. Maybe because it was so sincere: it wasn’t clinical or cynical or manipulative. This was just a girl who found herself in a game so large she couldn’t even see it until two bullets were popped in her chest. Her parents will only know her as a hooker who made her living sleeping with some Saudi prince. They won’t know that she risked – and ultimately sacrificed – her life getting useless information off of a phone for an agency that lied about protecting her. Read More...



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Aug 21, 2012 11:58AM EDT

om Can we say this show time show rocks. It's almost like watching 24 but with no big explosions just tension , drama and real shit. Every actor in this episode brought their A game and the tension was thick with intrigue.

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