Based on the Israeli series "Prisoners of War," "Homeland" stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a CIA agent with
bipolar disorder who suspects that U.S. Marine Nicholas Brody (played by Damian Lewis) was turned by al-Qaida when he was
held captive as a prisoner of war and now poses a threat to the United States.
The show is not just widely acclaimed by critics; this psychological spy
thriller attracted more than 1 million viewers for the original broadcast
of its pilot episode, becoming Showtime's highest-rated drama premiere in eight
years. At its height, it had more than 2 million viewers during its second
At the moment, "Homeland" seems unbeatable. Overseas, more than 2 million
Brits watch it, and even President Obama is a fan. As the series winds up for
the upcoming Emmys race in addition to its third-season premiere, it's apparent
that its post-9/11 conspiracy theory terrorist themes have set a standard and a
new trend with television producers.
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