Homeland (Gordon & Gansa, US, 2011-15)
This espionage series, which pits CIA operatives played by Mandy Patinkin and Claire Danes against ‘Islamic terrorism,’ was developed by Fox television on the model of the Israeli show Prisoners of War. The series premiered on Showtime in 2011; season five is running this fall. Set in international locations including Iraq, Venezuela, and Afghanistan, the series garnered the Golden Globe award for best television series. San Francisco Chronicle critic David Wiegand writes of the Golden Globe-winning Danes character that “she embodies a kind of rumbling paranoia that the rest of us may not express overtly but that we might feel from time to time when our every move, e-mail and word seem to be recorded, overheard and preserved.”
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