HOMELAND “Blind Spot” Review

HOMELAND "Blind Spot" Season 1 Episode 5 – For the most part, the CIA (or MI5 or any intelligenceagency really) is portrayed as a sexy place where sexy people use their sexy wits to save lives, which is pretty sexy. Not to mention the cloak of secrecy – and secrets are sexy. It’s a job which seems fitted for the bravest, smartest most athletic of people, a job which must be intensely satisfying given the fact that a good work day means saving lives. Sometimes a show will try to force the audience to believe that those who work in such places are really tortured beings; they return home from work to an empty house, pour themselves a lonely glass of brandy and sit in a chair listening to classical music while the city buzzes outside their window.

Homeland avoids such facile clichés. Claire Danes is a beautiful woman but here her hair is flat, tucked behind her ears, she wears little to no make-up. Carrie is so invested in her work that she’s blinded to everything else around her – completely oblivious of Saul’s delicate mental state, of Mira’s abrupt bid goodnight. She’s not working in a sexy job where she gets to save lives. She’s working in a job which requires her to watch a man endure psychological torture as death metal blares over the speakers, paused only by glaring white light, handcuffed, semi-nude, in a strange room kept very cold. All in the hopes that he’ll pick up a crayon and give her something, some tidbit of information she can use to maybe bring her to the next link in the chain which may lead to saving lives, or may just be a figment of her malaise mind. Read More...



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Aug 21, 2012 4:08PM EDT

ok delusional is right she is taking anti psychotic drugs and thinks her mind is clear.

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