Homeland : 'The Tailor' Sneak Peek (VIDEO)
Roya tasks Brody with a new mission.
Homeland : Bipolarity (VIDEO):
Writer and Consulting Producer Meredith Stiehm discusses writing a bipolar character.
An important part of the reason that HOMELAND resonates with people is the harrowingly realistic portrayal by Claire Danes of Carrie Mathison, a woman afflicted with the oft-misunderstood bipolar disorder. Instead of the 'disease of the week-type' of treatment that viewers are so used to seeing in television drama, Homeland has chosen, with the input of people including Writer and Consulting Producer Meredith Stiehm (see video interview above), to integrate having bipolar disorder as a very important component of what makes Danes' former CIA agent seem authentic and even relatable. I really do think that is part of why audiences have taken to her character so deeply.
I excerpted an article after the jump which further expands upon how "Carrie's" affliction serves to make her character perhaps the most identifiable for many viewers. It all comes down IMO, to the creatives behind the show including Ms. Danes, taking their character's disease very seriously--not glossing over it nor amping it up above what is believable. It works to serve the story in such a compelling & compassionate way.
BTW, Homeland episode 3 is the one that I 'warned' you about. Your mind will be blown. I can't say any more without spoiling it but I will say it is definitely worth watching more than once!
Homeland : 'Wired' Sneak Peek (VIDEO):
Carrie finishes up a report.
Below: Episode 2 Highlights VIDEO:
HOMELAND Episode 203 – “State of Independence” SYNOPSIS:
Written by Alexander Cary
Directed by Lodge Kerrigan
Fresh from her adventures in Beirut, a restless Carrie prepares for what she hopes will be a triumphant return to the CIA. Meanwhile, Brody learns that the Gettysburg bombmaker is on a terrorist watch list and in danger of imminent discovery. With no time to lose, Brody attempts a last-minute exfiltration. And Jessica takes risks of her own as she steps into the political limelight. (Source: Showtime)
Homeland : Dissecting a Scene: Beirut is Back (VIDEO) Interview:
The cast and crew discuss creating the assassination attempt scene.