If you’re not caught up on “Homeland,” beware that there are spoilers ahead, i.e. in the very next sentence so stop reading now, you’ve been warned. When we last saw “Homeland”‘s Carrie Mathison, the bipolar CIA agent was mourning the death of her beloved tiny-lipped, ginger-haired, terrorist-sympathizing boyfriend Brody, expecting his child and preparing to take a new job as Station Chief in Istanbul. Fans were left wondering how the show would evolve now that it wasn’t going to be Brody-centric, and I’m afraid this teaser trailer for the fourth season doesn’t tell us much. Thankfully, we can take comfort in the knowledge that while Brody is six-feet-under, Saul Berenson and Peter Quinn still have Carrie’s back.
SPOILER AHEAD! This exchange between Jennifer Lawrence and “Homeland” star Damian Lewis at Saturday’s SAG Awards showcases both the highest high and lowest low of TV fandom. The high: meeting the star of your favorite TV show, who you’re so obsessed with that it’s almost difficult to make eye contact. The low: learning that the aforementioned star is no longer on the show because he was killed off during the season you haven’t watch yet. Way to ruin J. Law’s night, “Access Hollywood.”
Parents have long taken inspiration for their child’s name from pop culture. For the last few years, “Twilight”-inspired names like Bella/Isabella and Edward have been huge, as have names borrowed from famous tots like Mason (Kourtney Kardashian’s son). But the names on the rise this year are mostly inspired by characters on the small screen, specifically grim and violent dramas like “Game of Thrones,” “Breaking Bad” and “Homeland.” Keep reading »
Depending on who you ask, season three of “Homeland” is either going further off the rails than season two, or has helped the show regain the excitement and appeal of season one. But both sides would probably agree that this “Sesame Street” parody of “Homeland,” called “Homelamb,” is better than most of the episodes in season two. Baaaaah-rody is literally a wolf in sheep’s clothing! And don’t mind Saaaaaaaaul — he’s just feeling a little sheepish. As for Carrie? She’s as emotional as ever. [NYMag.com]
Summer came and went faster than my sunscreen did settle. But thankfully, with the new season comes the return of some amazing TV.
Here at The Frisky, we want to know which returning September TV shows have you camping out in front of your flatscreen with a big ol’ bowl of popcorn. All you have to do to is rank your first, second and third picks by scrolling through the shows below and clicking on your top three faves. Keep reading »
The producers of “Homeland” are really building suspense for the third season by posing more questions than answers in the various teaser trailers they’ve released thus far. The first featured mostly just audio, the second reminded us of where we left off (Brody on the lam! Tons of people dead! Saul is sad!), and now the third is a surreal dream-like sequence featuring our three main characters (Brody, Carrie and Saul) confronting/becoming one another. Also, Brody has a shaved head, which looks pretty hot.
You guys! Season three of “Homeland” is almost upon us. This new trailer for the season reminds us of where we left off — with Brody off hiding in the wilds of Canada — and gives us a glimpse into the lives of the rest of the characters. Plus, good news: Carrie is still doing that chin-quivering ugly-cry thing she does so well. Never change, Carrie.
Remember how at the end of last season somebody blew up the CIA and framed (or didn’t frame) Brody? Remember how Brody left his wife for a lost weekend in the woods with Carrie? Remember Saul? (Sorry Mandy Patankin, I totally forgot about Saul.) We have no idea what’ll happen this season, but we do know there’ll likely be some weird jazz interludes, explosions, and lots and lots of running. I can’t wait! [YouTube]
The second season of “Homeland” ended with quite a bang — literally. A car bomb went off at the Vice President’s wake, killing, like, loads of people, including the head of the CIA. And everyone thinks Brody (Damian Lewis) is to blame — except Carrie (Claire Danes), who believed Brody when he told her that he was framed. But was he? Brody’s motives are the biggest mystery on the show and it’s still unclear where his loyalties lie. Now he’s on the lam, and this teaser for the show’s third season — presented at the Television Critics Association press tour — is minimal on images, dialogue and information. But Entertainment Weekly gathered some quotes from the cast and producers, and here’s what we know: Brody is missing from the first few episodes of the third season, Saul and Carrie band together to get through the trauma of everything that’s happened (though I’m guessing Saul doesn’t know that Carrie aided Brody’s escape), and the Brody family will still be featured, even thought Dad’s ditched them. [EW]
The White House Correspondents’ Dinner was held this past Saturday. Traditionally meant to be a dinner held for members of the press covering the administration, of late, the annual dinner has morphed into a glamorous celeb-filled kind of thing. I mean, Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian went last year, guys! But seriously, the Correspondents’ Dinner is the one time of year that politicos and the press corps mingle and imbibe in a no-stress, yelling-free environment.
We’ve grouped the evening’s attendees based on the colors they wore — navy, green and red were all strong contenders along with basic black and white. And we want to know: Who do you think wore it best? Start voting after the jump! Keep reading »
Does it shock you to know that pretty much everyone on the cast of “Homeland” is British? British people have long managed to trick hapless American audiences into believing they’re one of us. They can do our accents so well, it’s mindboggling. Most of the time, Americans totally blow when it comes to Brit accents (see also: Renee Zellweger in “Bridget Jones’ Diary.”)
Take this clip of “Homeland”‘s hot ginger Damien Lewis on the Jonathan Ross show. How much hotter is Nick Brody with a British accent? Also, did you know David Harewood who plays David Estes, and Rupert Friend, who plays Peter Quinn (aka Agent Cheekbones), are both also Brits? And that’s not all. Take a peek at some of the British actors who are on some of your fave TV shows and listen to them speak in their native tongue.
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