Give ‘Homeland’ credit for doing what it had to do

12.16.13 5 years ago

Give “Homeland” credit for doing what it had to do
The Showtime series may have just alienated its biggest fans, says James Poniewozik, “and there’s no guarantee they’ll come back for a show about–who? what?” The writers had painted themselves into a corner, he says, and “‘Homeland’ and Showtime deserve credit for doing what the story called for.” PLUS: This was long overdue, “The Star” didn’t redeem Season 3, Where does “Homeland” go from here?, why you should stick with “Homeland,” and why it’s time to ditch “Homeland.”

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