The last time Claire Danes was on television, she inspired a generation of girls to dye their hair red, listen to Frozen Embryos, and externalize their deep thoughts peppered with lots of ‘likes.’ Sixteen years and one scandalous Hollywood romance later, Claire is back on the small screen in a television show I can’t wait for—”Homeland.” Maybe this time around, she’ll inspire women to become CIA agents hiding psychological issues from her superiors?
In “Homeland,” Claire plays CIA agent Carrie Matheson, who works in counter-terrorism and is known for risky tactics. When an Iraqi source tells her that an American prisoner of war had been turned to Al Qaeda, she sets her sights on stopping his re-entry into American society. Shortly after, Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody—who has been missing in action for eight years—is found in Afghanistan. And so she is sure he is planning a terrorist attack. Meanwhile, Sergeant Brody is traumatized from spending years as a prisoner of war, and is having a hard time readjust to his life with his family, who had presumed he was dead. What sounds so fascinating about this show is that it’s impossible to tell who is the good guy and who is the bad guy. Is Carrie Matheson right, or delusional? And is Nicholas Brody a terrorist, or a POW being harrassed by a CIA agent?
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