4 Reasons You Should Give Homeland a Second Chance
In its third season, Homeland was met with many criticisms to the point where a lot of people could not bear watching it anymore. But during its season finale, the show killed a main character and made a lot of changes story-wise which gave us hope that season four could be totally different and perhaps even good again. Now that it has aired more than half of its fourth season in the US, it’s safe to say that we’re glad to have given it a second chance because the show is actually better than ever.
Here’s why you should seriously consider watching Homeland again:
1- No more Brody, Jessica and more importantly Dana
One of the most significant reasons season three was such a failure, is how boring it got because of Dana and Jessica. All viewers agreed on how useless and annoying Dana’s character was, and Jessica had no material to play with other than Dana during season 3. In addition, Carrie and Brody’s story no longer mattered to anyone for some reason so obviously the writers made the right call by killing off Brody.
2- The story is more focused and centered
This season of homeland is not divided into multiple storylines like it used to be (also thanks to the absence of Dana, Jessica and Brody). In fact, it’s mostly about Carry and her team fighting a certain terrorist and working on missions in order to capture him. Her team mainly revolves around Peter, Fara and Saul and they are all intriguing secondary characters who add a lot of drama to the table.
3- The events are exciting and shocking
The unpredictability of this season’s storyline is very impressive. Nobody knows what will happen next, whose life is on the line and what kind of complication they will be facing. Plus, they have managed to shock us several times with Carrie’s actions and with some very controversially graphic scenes.
4- Carrie has become more fascinating as a character
The character of Carrie has never been explored like this before. She’s always been morally ambiguous but this season she has made several insane decisions to the point where you start to wonder whether she’s really the hero or the villain of the show. In fact, there was a very disturbing scene early on this season where she considers drowning her own baby. In addition, one of the most fascinating things this year is the fact that they’re dealing with her mental disorder again, which is turning the show into a psychological drama on occasion.
To conclude, despite the fact that Homeland still has its flaws, the show has made a lot of improvements since its mediocre third season so it might be time for you to get back to give it a second chance and check out the fourth season.