History Series / Homeland

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).
9th Apr '17 6:52:19 PM Fireblood
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** Season 3 has more of a BittersweetEnding. [[spoiler:Brody succeeds with killing the head of the Revolutionary Guard and gains a small measure of redemption, but he and Carrie are left at the mercy of the Iranian authorities after being betrayed by Senator Lockhart. Carrie is forced to watch as Brody is executed in public, now carrying his child.]]

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** Season 3 has more of a BittersweetEnding. [[spoiler:Brody succeeds with killing the head of the Revolutionary Guard and gains a small measure of redemption, but he and Carrie are left at the mercy of the Iranian authorities after being betrayed by Senator Lockhart. Carrie is forced to watch as Brody is executed hanged in public, now carrying his their child.]]



* 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.



* GenreDeconstruction: Deconstructs the counter-terrorism thriller. Rather than action heroes or superspies the CIA protagonists are more like academics and bureaucrats. For the most part, the terrorists are not portrayed as monsters; some are sympathetic and most, while clearly villains, nevertheless have motivations one can understand. Any use of violence to fight terrorism most often kills civilians more than terrorists, at times creating more terrorists; and a fair amount of time is spent exploring the motivations of the terrorists and how/why they chose this life. Finally, the CIA leadership and politicians are more interested in appearing tough on terror than actually being effective. There are a few protagonists that are truly committed to protecting the nation, but at least as many are committed to keeping themselves covered and looking tough more than to actual security.

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* GenreDeconstruction: Deconstructs It deconstructs the counter-terrorism thriller. Rather than action heroes or superspies the CIA protagonists are more like academics and bureaucrats. For the most part, the terrorists are not portrayed as monsters; some are sympathetic and most, while clearly villains, nevertheless have motivations one can understand. Any use of violence to fight terrorism most often kills civilians more than terrorists, at times creating more terrorists; and a fair amount of time is spent exploring the motivations of the terrorists and how/why they chose this life. Finally, the CIA leadership and politicians are more interested in appearing tough on terror than actually being effective. There are a few protagonists that are truly committed to protecting the nation, but at least as many are committed to keeping themselves covered and looking tough more than to actual security.



* GovernmentConspiracy: A group of government officials conspires to discredit [[spoiler: and then assassinate]] the President elect in season six.



* HeroicSacrifice: In "A False Glimmer" Qasim tries to stop Bibi from triggering the gas, gets shot for his trouble, but still manages to pull him away from it long enough, letting Carrie shoot him and therefore saving thousands of lives. He dies in Carrie's arms as she recites an Islamic prayer for him.

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In "A False Glimmer" Qasim tries to stop Bibi from triggering the gas, gets shot for his trouble, but still manages to pull him away from it long enough, letting Carrie shoot him and therefore saving thousands of lives. He dies in Carrie's arms as she recites an Islamic prayer for him.him.
** In "America First" [[spoiler: Quinn]] is killed getting Carrie and the President elect to safety.
2nd Apr '17 6:57:24 PM Fireblood
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* StrawmanPolitical: Right-wing extremist Brett O'Keefe has a talk show where he peddles venom toward the president-elect, various conspiracy theories included. [[spoiler: It turns out he works with a faction of the CIA to take her down.]]



* StrawmanPolitical: Right-wing extremist Brett O'Keefe has a talk show where he peddles venom toward the president-elect, various conspiracy theories included. [[spoiler: It turns out he works with a faction of the CIA to take her down.]]
2nd Apr '17 6:56:32 PM Fireblood
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* IdiotPlot: Roya tasks Brody, a high-value public face with top access to American government secrets, to pick up a sleeper terrorist in the middle of nowhere -- one whom they already know has blown his cover and may be under surveillance -- and move him to a new location. The stupidity of this plot is recognized in universe as Brody calls out Roya for it the next time they meet.



* IdiotPlot: Roya tasks Brody, a high-value public face with top access to American government secrets, to pick up a sleeper terrorist in the middle of nowhere -- one whom they already know has blown his cover and may be under surveillance -- and move him to a new location. The stupidity of this plot is recognized in universe as Brody calls out Roya for it the next time they meet.
2nd Apr '17 6:53:04 PM Fireblood
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* StrawmanPolitical: Right-wing extremist Brett O'Keefe has a talk show where he peddles venom toward the president-elect, various conspiracy theories included. [[spoiler: It turns out he works with a faction of the CIA to take her down.]]



* SuicideAttack: [[spoiler: Brody's revenge plan involves blowing himself-up, taking the VP and several high-ranking government officials with him. It's thwarted by a faulty vest at first and later by a change of heart]] in the season one finale.

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* SuicideAttack: [[spoiler: Brody's revenge plan involves blowing himself-up, himself up, taking the VP and several high-ranking government officials with him. It's thwarted by a faulty vest at first and later by a change of heart]] in the season one finale.
31st Mar '17 3:55:22 PM nombretomado
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** [[spoiler: Abu Nazir's]] BurialAtSea reenacts [[DueToTheDead the same ceremony]] that was reportedly given to OsamaBinLaden.

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** [[spoiler: Abu Nazir's]] BurialAtSea reenacts [[DueToTheDead the same ceremony]] that was reportedly given to OsamaBinLaden.UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden.
26th Mar '17 6:15:45 PM Fireblood
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* CaliforniaDoubling:
** Charlotte, North Carolina, doubles as DC and Northern Virginia. That is why so many cars lack front-mounted plates; NC does not require it.
** Tel Aviv doubles as Beirut in the first two eps of Season 2, as one of the show's exec producers is Israeli and barred from Lebanon as a result. The Lebanese government were not happy about the latter's portrayal.
** Cape Town, South Africa doubles as Islamabad and rural Pakistan in Season 4.



* HollywoodLaw: When Saul asks Carrie if she's going to appeal the judge's order removing her daughter to foster care, she says it can't be appealed, and they both act surprised. This isn't true-all orders of the New York City family courts [[http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/nyc/family/faqs_appeals.shtml can be appealed]], provided proper notice is given, procedures obeyed, etc.



** In the 2nd and 3rd episodes of Season 1, Prince Farid bin Abbud is being investigated by Carrie over a video of him meeting Abu Nazi. It's later revealed that the Prince himself is innocent and his advisor is the one working with Nazir to fund his attacks. Despite the CIA knowing full well he's involved he is forgotten about every time they mention Nazir's associates[[note]]It is explained that they didn't grab him then and there because doing so would tip off whoever he funded, but after that point he is never mentioned again even when creating a list of all of his known or suspected associates.[[/note]]

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** In the 2nd and 3rd episodes of Season 1, Prince Farid bin Abbud is being investigated by Carrie over a video of him meeting Abu Nazi. It's later revealed that the Prince himself is innocent and his advisor is the one working with Nazir to fund his attacks. Despite the CIA knowing full well he's involved he is forgotten about every time they mention Nazir's associates[[note]]It associates.[[note]]It is explained that they didn't grab him then and there because doing so would tip off whoever he funded, but after that point he is never mentioned again even when creating a list of all of his known or suspected associates.[[/note]]
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