The Straits Times
Published on Oct 24, 2012

Homeland Season 2: Nuttier, unpredictable, exciting


In the new season of the Emmy-winning series Homeland, nobody - not even the writers - appears to truly know where this series is heading (although it has been renewed for a third season).

This show, about a former Marine prisoner of war-turned-Al Qaeda sleeper agent Nicholas Brody, looks like it is being made up as it goes along, but in an exciting, unpredictable way.

If you had thought the prayer-mat-in-the-garage episode in the first season was shocking, stay tuned for this season's stunner: Brody's daughter says in a packed school hall: "What if I tell you my dad is a Muslim?"

In this more riveting but implausibly nuttier Season 2, Brody is a congressman on the ticket to be the running mate of the US Vice President he tried to assassinate in the Season 1 climax.