I have no idea how the geniuses behind the Showtime drama Homeland are going to possibly top their first brilliant season. And this trailer for their sophomore season raises expectations sky high.
This show is like the anti-The Killing, which I've stopped watching because I got so fed up with the series and because of the botched season one conclusion. Homeland scribes have deftly figured out how to combine suspense and tension without leading viewers on or patronizing them with insulting red herrings.
My fingers are crossed that when they've got good stuff in store for us when the second season starts on September 30 and we again see Claire Danes' spectacularly complex Carrie Mathison and Damian Lewis' eerie Nicholas Brody. Mandy Patinkin as the curmudgeonly Saul Berenson is pretty awesome as well.