Category Archives: Homeland

Ryan Rates Fall TV, Part 1: Sunday - Tuesday

It’s been a busy Fall, and I’ve all but stopped doing weekly episodic reviews for reasons laid out here. But with a lot of shows starting to wrap up their Fall runs, I thought I’d offer up some short takes on the shows I watch on a weekly basis. I almost thought about breaking down […]

“Homeland” Review: “Two Hats”

Warning: spoilers for tonight’s “Homeland” below the fold…

“Homeland” Review: “Two Hats”

Warning: spoilers for tonight’s “Homeland” below the fold…

“Homeland” Review: “New Car Smell”

So what made tonight’s episode of “Homeland” so good?
Was it the acting? Sure, but “Homeland” generally has very good acting all the time.
Was it the cinematography? Sure, but “Homeland” always looks fantastic.
No, the clear answer is the “holy shit, they are really doing this moment” in which Carrie confronts Brody in his hotel room about […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: “Homeland,” “Parks and Recreation,” and what 2012 holds in store

Mo Ryan and I are back, this time with two special returning guests. Todd VanDerWerff and Alyssa Rosenberg join us to discuss the first season of “Homeland,” the fourth season of “Parks and Recreations,” and issues related to the enjoyment of long-form televised narrative in general. No time breakdowns this […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: The State of Revenge in the Homeland

Mo Ryan and I are back, with the first of two podcasts this week. The second one, entirely about the season finale of “Sons of Anarchy,” will drop tomorrow.
Time Stamps:
Quick TV Hits: 0:00 - 20:01
“Revenge”: 20:01 - 31:25
“State of Play”: 31:25 - 41:26
“Homeland”: 41:26 - End
This week’s music: “State of Love and Trust,” […]

Catching up with “Homeland”

I haven’t written anything about “Homeland” this Fall, which seems a shame. It’s the best new series this Fall, but it airs on a night that’s not only super crowded but also the one night of the week in which I don’t have paid responsibilities. Should that have stopped me? Probably not, though at the […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: Homeland in the Multiverse

Three lengthy discussions this week, y’all. Mo Ryan and I look at the seasons thus far of “Fringe” and “Homeland”, and look at this week’s episode of “Sons of Anarchy,” entitled “Hands.”
Running Times:
0:00 - 14:42: Fringe
14:42 - 36:00: Homeland
36:00 - End: Sons of Anarchy
This […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: Luther, Homeland, The League, Terra Nova, Breaking Bad

The title says it all, people.Mo Ryan and I are back with a 70-minute installment. We look ahead to three premieres, and look back at this week’s episodes of dinosaurs and meth dealers. Good times.
Time codes:
Luther: 0:00 - 11:22
Homeland: 11:22 - 26:42
The League: 26:42 - 33:42
Terra Nova: 33:42 - […]