Posts Tagged ‘Homeland’

Wanna watch a weekly spy thriller starring a mentally ill actress who looks good in a beanie?

Forget about Showtime’s awful ‘Homeland’ and switch instead to the eye-stabbingly fun ‘Hunted’ from the BBC. Heres why:

1.  The Ginger Muslim is better off playing the Ginger Jailhouse Gangster

There is No Escape to a Better Role on Showtime

2. Melissa George pouts better than Claire Danes or anyone else on Earth.

Pout Battle? I win.

3. You want the bearded guy to die more than the cockney gangster.

Die Saul Die!

4.  Melissa George eats nothing but Spam, Claire Danes listens to nothing but jazz.

SPAM – Other Spy Food is Available

5. Would you rather work for a company named ‘Byzantium’ in London or something called ‘CIA’ in Virginia?  I thought so.

Boring.

6. Did I mention ‘eye-stabbing’? Because when plastic surgery goes wrong, revenge is best served with a hypodermic needle to the eyeball.

Hunted has Needles and Need to Use Them

7. Characters that says ‘My firstborn’s not going to end up gutted with his dick cut off.’ are way cooler than spies off their medication.

The history of the CIA summed up in one picture

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Laptop – (CN) – Consumptive in Chief just finished watching Season One of Showtime’s Homeland.

I'm a plausible character, I swear!

April brings us Season Two of the gritty reality based HBO drama ‘Game of Thrones’.  Season One of Game of Thrones’ provided an almost documentary take on the byzantine American political scene.

It's Cold and Dangerous in the Beltway

Consumptive Judgement:

Game of Thrones no doubt.

Toned down production values is the backdrop of ‘Game of Thrones’ simple morality play and mirror on our complicated times.  Great underplayed acting is scene throughout but particularly by Sean Bean in the role of Senator Stark.

Even for the fantasy genre which ‘Homeland’ originates, one cannot help but think it’s far to outlandish to be taken seriously beyond children’s fare.  Sure, Claire Danes gets high marks for her acting in the role of a German speaking voyeur in the East German secret police spying on ginger political miscreants but even she can’t overcome the drool covered plot only head writer Kevin Smith could love.

I just watched the first episode of Showtime’s 2011 series ‘Homeland’ and this is my review:

When you immediately start cheering for the Ginger Al Qæda…

I'm happy for his escape

…and simultaneously want to see less of Claire Danes tits…

Less is More Claire...

…perhaps this isn’t the series for you.

I’ll give it a couple more episodes seeing as it took Vuze so long to download it…