Okay, so I know I’m like a year late with Homeland. But I just got Showtime for free and as Eileen was talking about on Tuesday I am definitely a gobbler. While I adore my cats they don’t really offer the kind of insight into shows that I would like so I can’t really count on them for analysis. Which means I gobble freely and love it.I watched the first two seasons in about two weeks and if I could have melted the shows down like heroine and injected them into my veins I would have done it.
Why? Because despite being a great action/spy/thriller type show… it is at its heart a romance.Brody and Carrie, and their relationship, drives that show. And how twisted is that! SPOILER ALERT – if you haven’t seen the show and want to don’t read past this point.
He’s a spy, he’s married and he’s killed people. She’s bipolar and her mission is to stop him. I mean seriously I should not want them to end up together. But the whole time I watched season one, I wanted it to work out between them. Then when I didn’t think it was possible in season two, somehow the writers decided to go there anyway.It brought me back to messy heroines and heroes and why I love them. I mean NOBODY is more messed up than these two. I can’t think of a couple that has as many obstacles to a happy ending. It’s why I love it. Because through it all the power of their love keeps bringing them back together.
Or they are secretly manipulating each other for their own ends. Hard to know. But I LOVE that too!I really think it is love. I think it’s the one thing they are both holding onto to keep them sane.
It’s an amazing dynamic. One I really hope to steal (because I’m a dynamic thief) sometime in the future. But this show brings home to me the more messed up the characters are, the more impossible the situation is, the higher the stakes, the better story you end up with.Here is to Carrie and Brody hoping those crazy lovebirds can somehow find a way to work it out!