History Series / Homeland

23rd May '18 10:46:41 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* DirtyCoward: For all of his big talk about standing up to the government, O'Keefe runs and hides whenever there is violence, even when he's the one who caused it.



* {{Hypocrite"" O'Keefe speaks glowingly of the treasured second amendment and the duty of Americans to stand up physically for their freedom, yet in season 7 it's revealed that he's never fired a gun before and is a DirtyCoward.



* InvisiblePresident: Very little details about the sitting president have been given, it's known that his second mandate is expiring and the VP is lined up as the heir apparent. Interestingly, the credits interweave images of a [[ThroughTheYearsCredits younger Carrie]] with clips and speeches of Reagan, Bush the Elder, Clinton, Bush the Younger and Obama about terrorist acts or ongoing wars.
** Also telling is that the sitting president is not around during the events of "The Choice".
* This was played straight for five seasons, but (essentially) [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in Season 6, which takes place mostly during the transition period after the "next" president was elected. The president-elect (who becomes president in the season finale) became a regular character. The Season 6 finale also strongly suggests she will remain an important and visible character in the following season.

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* InvisiblePresident: Very little few details about the sitting president have been at the beginning of the series are ever given, it's known that other than he's about to leave office and his second mandate is expiring and the VP is lined up as the heir apparent. Interestingly, Various real presidents, from Reagan to Obama, are shown or heard in the credits interweave images of a [[ThroughTheYearsCredits younger Carrie]] with clips and speeches of Reagan, Bush the Elder, Clinton, Bush the Younger and Obama about terrorist acts or ongoing wars.
** Also telling is that the sitting president is not around during the events of "The Choice".
* This was played straight for five seasons, but (essentially) [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in Season 6, which takes place mostly during the transition period after the "next" president was elected.
credits. The trope is ultimately averted starting in season 6, when a new, fictional president-elect (who becomes president in the season finale) became a regular character. The Season 6 finale also strongly suggests she will remain an important and visible character in the following season.major character.



* LongRunnerCastTurnover: Due to the changing scope and long run of the series, only three characters from the first season are still around in Season 7: [[spoiler:Carrie, Saul and Max]].



* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: Brody, despite being a prominent, unique public face and asset, is tasked with [[spoiler: an [[IdiotBall ill-conceived petty errand by Abu Nazir's organization]]; the relocation of a bomb-maker. It goes awry.]] Deconstructed, as he gets increasingly frustrated at being palmed off with jobs that would be better left to other people.
** Many reviewers have noticed that, by Season 3, the CIA appears to have about 6 employees who are used for every assignment, even ones where their involvement seems wildly inappropriate.

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* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: TheMainCharactersDoEverything:
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Brody, despite being a prominent, unique public face and asset, is tasked with [[spoiler: an [[IdiotBall ill-conceived petty errand by Abu Nazir's organization]]; organization: the relocation of a bomb-maker. It goes awry.]] Deconstructed, as he gets increasingly frustrated at being palmed off with jobs that would be better left to other people.
** Many reviewers have noticed that, by By Season 3, the CIA appears to have about 6 employees who are used for every assignment, even ones where their involvement seems wildly inappropriate.



* MeaningfulName: Issa is the Arabic name for Jesus. [[spoiler:His death inspires Brody to take up his father's religious cause.]]

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Issa is the Arabic name for Jesus. [[spoiler:His death inspires Brody to take up his father's religious cause.]]
11th May '18 11:06:38 PM CaptainCrawdad
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The show premiered in October 2011 and has won Golden Globes and Emmys for best series and best main actors (both Danes and Lewis) in the drama category. It has just concluded its sixth season and been renewed for a seventh. In April 2018, Claire Danes [[https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/19/entertainment/claire-danes-homeland-season-8/index.html confirmed that the eighth season will be the final season]].

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The show premiered in October 2011 and has won Golden Globes and Emmys for best series and best main actors (both Danes and Lewis) in the drama category. It has just concluded its sixth season and been renewed for a seventh.seventh season. In April 2018, Claire Danes [[https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/19/entertainment/claire-danes-homeland-season-8/index.html confirmed that the eighth season will be the final season]].
29th Apr '18 11:23:35 AM starwolf
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* WeAreNotGoingThroughThatAgain: Maggie makes a declaration to Carrie in "Clarity" that mixes this trope with GenreSavvy.
--->'''Carrie''': I have to give it up. All of it. I swear. I'm seeing this very clearly now.
--->'''Maggie''': Carrie, you're my sister, and I love you, I really do, but I don't believe you. In six weeks, the ECT will wear off, and Saul will come knocking with some new crisis, and the whole crazy orchestra will start playing again.
20th Apr '18 8:35:29 PM sayaleviathan
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The show premiered in October 2011 and has won Golden Globes and Emmys for best series and best main actors (both Danes and Lewis) in the drama category. It has just concluded its sixth season and been renewed for a seventh.

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The show premiered in October 2011 and has won Golden Globes and Emmys for best series and best main actors (both Danes and Lewis) in the drama category. It has just concluded its sixth season and been renewed for a seventh. In April 2018, Claire Danes [[https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/19/entertainment/claire-danes-homeland-season-8/index.html confirmed that the eighth season will be the final season]].
28th Nov '17 7:12:05 PM MBI
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Right-wing conspiracy theorist and radio host Brett O'Keefe is obviously modeled on Alex Jones, but he also shares a name with another right-wing provocateur, James O'Keefe who notably [[spoiler:has been accused of falsifying videos and evidence to smear his opponents, in much the same way Brett does on the show.]]

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Right-wing conspiracy theorist and radio host Brett O'Keefe is obviously modeled on Alex Jones, but he also shares a name with another right-wing provocateur, James O'Keefe O'Keefe, who notably [[spoiler:has been accused of falsifying videos and evidence to smear his opponents, in much the same way Brett does on the show.]]
28th Nov '17 7:11:28 PM MBI
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Right-wing conspiracy theorist and radio host Brett O'Keefe is obviously modeled on Alex Jones, but he also shares a name with another right-wing provocateur, James O'Keefe who notably [[spoiler:has been accused of falsifying videos and evidence to smear his opponents, in much the same way Brett does on the show.]]
6th May '17 12:36:16 PM Niria
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* This was played straight for five seasons, but (essentially) [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in Season 6, which takes place mostly during the transition period after the "next" president was elected. The president-elect (who becomes president in the season finale) became a regular character. The Season 6 finale also strongly suggests she will remain an important and visible character in the following season.
18th Apr '17 6:17:15 PM SchisselEL1
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* AnyoneCanDie: Main Characters -- [[spoiler: David Estes, Abu Nazir, Vice President Walden, Nicholas Brody.]] Recurring Characters -- [[spoiler:Cynthia Walden, Finn Walden, Tom Walker, Aileen Morgan, Raqim Faisel, Elizabeth Gaines, Lynn Reed, Fara Sherazi, Astrid.]] And a host of lesser characters that get killed off in droves.

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* AnyoneCanDie: Main Characters -- [[spoiler: David Estes, Abu Nazir, Vice President Walden, Nicholas Brody.Brody, Peter Quinn.]] Recurring Characters -- [[spoiler:Cynthia Walden, Finn Walden, Tom Walker, Aileen Morgan, Raqim Faisel, Elizabeth Gaines, Lynn Reed, Fara Sherazi, Astrid.]] And a host of lesser characters that get killed off in droves.
18th Apr '17 5:48:56 AM SilentHunterUK
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''Homeland'' is a [[PsychologicalThriller psychological]] SpyDrama loosely based off the Israeli series ''[[Series/PrisonersOfWar Hatufim]]'' (literally "Abductees", English title ''Prisoners of War'') sharing an executive producer, co-developed by Gideon Raff, Alex Gansa and Alex Bererson, produced by Creator/{{Showtime}} and set during TheWarOnTerror.

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''Homeland'' (2011-) is a [[PsychologicalThriller psychological]] SpyDrama loosely based off the Israeli series ''[[Series/PrisonersOfWar Hatufim]]'' (literally "Abductees", English title ''Prisoners of War'') sharing an executive producer, co-developed by Gideon Raff, Alex Gansa and Alex Bererson, produced by Creator/{{Showtime}} and set during TheWarOnTerror.



The show premiered in October 2011 and has won Golden Globes and Emmys for best series and best main actors (both Danes and Lewis) in the drama category. It's currently in its sixth season.

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The show premiered in October 2011 and has won Golden Globes and Emmys for best series and best main actors (both Danes and Lewis) in the drama category. It's currently in It has just concluded its sixth season.season and been renewed for a seventh.



* FalseFlagOperation: An angry young Muslim man who'd been charged with (and cleared of) supporting terrorism is set up to look like a suicide bomber after he was released by some government officials who wanted to stop the President elect's reform.

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* FalseFlagOperation: An angry young Muslim man who'd been charged with (and cleared of) supporting terrorism is set up to look like a suicide bomber after he was released by some government officials who wanted to stop the President elect's President-elect's reform.



** In Season 6, Dar Adal [[spoiler: has a US Senator handcuffed to a pipe in a cold storage room while clad only in his underpants... and a goon then throws a bucket of water over him]].



** Season 6. [[spoiler: Carrie and Quinn save President-elect Keane from an assassination attempt, but Quinn is killed in the process. Shortly after, now President Keane starts mass arrests of people suspected of involvement in the conspiracy with little regard for due process, including Saul Berenson and Carrie is left wondering if Keane is indeed a danger to American democracy as Dar Adal claimed.]]



* StringTheory: In the first season's 11th episode (The Vest), Saul can only make sense of Carries various notes, documents and pieces of information after he applies them in an orderly way to a wall that connects all of the bits in a spatial fashion. There are no strings, though, so this might belong to a (existing?) higher-ranking trope of "external thinking", expressed through spatial arrangements of information.

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* StringTheory: In the first season's 11th episode (The Vest), Saul can only make sense of Carries Carrie's various notes, documents and pieces of information after he applies them in an orderly way to a wall that connects all of the bits in a spatial fashion. There are no strings, though, so this might belong to a (existing?) higher-ranking trope of "external thinking", expressed through spatial arrangements of information.


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** [[spoiler: Dar Adal in Season 6, whose belief that Keane is a danger to American democracy looks like being correct]].
9th Apr '17 7:10:13 PM Fireblood
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** "In "Q&A", Brody [[spoiler: working with the CIA on matters of national security]] is true, the fact [[spoiler: they are working "on him" and he's there in his quality of terrorist]] is omitted

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** "In "Q&A", Brody [[spoiler: working with the CIA on matters of national security]] is true, the fact [[spoiler: they are working "on him" and he's there in his quality of terrorist]] is omittedomitted.
* FromBadToWorse: Throughout season six, a conspiracy against the President elect is revealed, with Carrie, Quinn and Saul struggling to combat it. Then when it's foiled, the President elect has suspects detained without trial in a military jail, refused to release them when ordered by the courts, expands the Patriot Act, and later even more are rounded up (including Saul).
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