Review of Homeland ‘The Choice’, Arts

Review of Homeland ‘The Choice’

After 11 episodes of unquestionably differing merit, this week saw series two of Homeland draw to a close.

By | Arts | Sunday, 23 December 2012 at 10:35 pm

Review of Homeland ‘In Memoriam’, Arts

Review of Homeland ‘In Memoriam’

In many ways this week’s episode of Homeland – the penultimate one in this run – encapsulated the series as a whole, as it gave a brief glimpse of how much better it could be if it focused on its strengths rather than simply aping the often tired formula of other programmes.

By | Arts | Sunday, 16 December 2012 at 11:00 pm

Review of Homeland ‘Broken Hearts’, Arts

Review of Homeland ‘Broken Hearts’

While Homeland has never been a series that relied on a high degree of realism, this week’s episode really pushed the boundaries of incredulity and surely put an end to the pretensions its creators seem to have about it being a subtle, thought-provoking drama.

By | Arts | Sunday, 9 December 2012 at 11:00 pm

Review of Homeland ‘Two Hats’, Arts

Review of Homeland ‘Two Hats’

After last week’s rather disappointing episode, which tested the patience of many with its ludicrous sex scene and increasingly tenuous and tedious storyline, the series really needed to get back on track.

By | Arts | Sunday, 2 December 2012 at 11:00 pm

Review of Homeland ‘I’ll Fly Away’, Arts

Review of Homeland ‘I’ll Fly Away’

Following on from the last two gripping and action-packed episodes was always going to be difficult, but even so this week’s serving of Homeland felt like a bit of a let down.

By | Arts | Sunday, 25 November 2012 at 11:00 pm

Review of Homeland ‘The Clearing’, Arts

Review of Homeland ‘The Clearing’

After the violent drama of last week’s episode, which injected a much-needed sense of purpose into the series with major plot developments, this weekend’s instalment of Homeland seemed purely designed to crank up the tension a couple more notches.

By | Arts | Sunday, 18 November 2012 at 11:00 pm

Review of Homeland ‘A Gettysburg Address’, Arts

Review of Homeland ‘A Gettysburg Address’

If anyone was concerned that Homeland was going to have lost some of its dramatic edge following Brody’s switching of sides, then this week’s episode will have gone a long way to allaying those fears.

By | Arts | Sunday, 11 November 2012 at 11:00 pm

Review of Homeland ‘Q&A’, Arts

Review of Homeland ‘Q&A’

Following his shock arrest at the end of last week’s episode, this week’s dose of Homeland begins logically enough with Brody in custody and awaiting interrogation.

By | Arts | Sunday, 4 November 2012 at 11:00 pm

Why I’m sticking to the golden oldies of horror this Halloween, Arts

Why I’m sticking to the golden oldies of horror this Halloween

With Halloween week upon us and as usual I’ll be settling into a good old-fashioned horror movie with some friends and far too many sweets for the kids planning to trick or treat. Note, old-fashioned is the operative word here because as a horror movie enthusiast, it’s only the originals that I find are good enough to watch multiple times and have stayed with me beyond when I switch the DVD player off.

By | Arts, Film | Monday, 29 October 2012 at 2:25 pm

Review of Homeland ‘New Car Smell’, Arts

Review of Homeland ‘New Car Smell’

After last week’s episode which contained some action scenes that bordered on the ludicrous, it was reassuring that this weekend’s installment marked a return to realism.

By | Arts | Sunday, 28 October 2012 at 11:00 pm

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