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  1. Homeland Season 3, Episode 2 Recap: An Unpleasant Turn From Saul ...

    Andy Greenwald

    If Homeland's title had ever intended to double its length, I'd always assumed the missing word would be "security." But two seasons and two episodes in, I now think "stability" is a better fit. In a country as big as ours and with psyches as damaged...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  2. The Bridge Recap, Season 1, Episode 2: The World Gets Wider and W...

    Andy Greenwald

    Steven Linder has sideburns as flat and hairy as beaver tails. He speaks like he's got a tin can of Skoal wedged under his tongue and he possesses the social graces of a wet mop. One would be hard-pressed to trust a guy like Steven even without knowl...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  3. Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 2: 'Dark Wings, Dark Words'

    Andy Greenwald

    A toast to the the lucky ladies of Westeros! Yours is a continent teeming with options for the modern woman. Will you choose to be "intelligent" as your king suggests and "do what [you’re] told"? Best-case scenario: You don't hate your chosen h...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  4. The Americans Season 1, Episode 2: 'The Clock'

    Andy Greenwald

    When we first met Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, they were on a bit of a hot streak in their little corner of the Cold War. Their work seemed simple, straightforward: sleep with some men, shove others into the trunk. They'd been undercover so long th...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  5. The Walking Dead Season 3, Episode 2: 'Sick'

    Andy Greenwald

    At some point, amid the unrelenting gore and Pollock-esque blood spatter of last night's episode, my mind began to disassociate from my body, like Hershel's fatted calf being cleaved from the rest of him. The Walking Dead has wisely transitioned from...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  6. Homeland Season 2, Episode 2: 'Beirut Is Back'

    Andy Greenwald

    Of all the subtle course-corrections showrunner Alex Gansa has made to Homeland since the pilot, my favorite might be the de-emphasizing of jazz. Carrie's extensive Coltrane collection was, at first, a helpful shorthand for her anarchic brain. But as...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  7. Breaking Bad Season 5, Episode 2: 'Madrigal'

    Andy Greenwald

    The biggest concern going into this bifurcated final season of Breaking Bad was always about structure. When Tio's bell tolled for Gus, it made for explosive television but risky long-term planning. Other than the predictable bonds of morality, famil...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  8. Game of Thrones, Season 2, Episode 2: 'The Night Lands'

    Andy Greenwald

    "I don't imagine it'll be a story fit for children," the grim, Greta Gerwig-ish warrioress Yara Greyjoy declares, while being Littlefingered by her fancy brother on horseback. The savage babycide of last week certainly should have made that clear for...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  9. Luck Episode 2: Drowning in Machismo

    Andy Greenwald

    It's standard practice for television shows set in unfamiliar milieus to provide what are referred to as "POV characters." Think Tim/Jim in either version of The Office, or a pre-preggo Peggy Olson on Mad Men: sympathetic newbies whose encounters wit...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  10. Homeland Season 2, Episode 12: 'The Choice'

    Andy Greenwald

    "The agency is a funny place, very insular. It's like middle-schoolers with clearances." — A former CIA official, as quoted in the Washington Post, 12/10/12 "What is all this squishy bullshit?!?" — A formerly living CIA official,...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  11. Homeland Season 2, Episode 11: 'In Memoriam'

    Andy Greenwald

    Jessica Brody has just spent nearly a week trapped in a luxurious CIA penthouse making do with semi-decent wine, making time with her extramarital action figure, seeing her daughter freak out over spilled milk, and watching her husband choke back tea...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  12. Homeland Season 2, Episode 10: 'Broken Hearts'

    Andy Greenwald

    A month or so back I paid a visit to the Homeland set in Charlotte, North Carolina. I'll be writing more about my time there later this week, but I thought it was worth mentioning now since the scenes I watched being filmed all aired last night. Due ...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  13. Homeland Season 2, Episode 9: 'Two Hats'

    Andy Greenwald

    Right up there with buzzkill spouses and eager-to-cuckold best friends, the overstuffed tack board has become one of the premier television cliches of our time. From the steady nobility of Lester Freamon to the neon inanity of Beauty & the Beast, co...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  14. Homeland Season 2, Episode 8: 'I'll Fly Away'

    Andy Greenwald

    Homeland is rightly lauded for many things, but humor is rarely among them. To be fair, topics like terrorism, mental health, and the unhygienic, lonely smearing of peanut butter onto crackers are not the stuff great comedies are made of. But was I w...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  15. Homeland Season 2, Episode 7: 'The Clearing'

    Andy Greenwald

    Exactly one year ago Homeland aired its seventh episode. Titled "The Weekend," it marked the moment the freshman series went from good to great. It happens that way sometimes, in TV, when the panicked crush of production finally catches up to the pro...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  16. Homeland Season 2, Episode 6: 'A Gettysburg Address'

    Andy Greenwald

    In fine-dining restaurants — places that serve the sort of thing that wouldn't interest Carrie Mathison (i.e., food) — it's traditional to serve a tart sorbet or granita as a palate cleanser. It's a way to bridge the gap from one set of r...

    Blog | November 05, 2012