Thread: Homeland
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:53 PM
I'm gonna preface this by saying I love the show, but at the same time I agree with Buck's general premise - there IS something about the series that feels antiquated somehow, a combination of Cold War paranoia and reactive "HysTerroria". It seems specifically built for another time, an era[s] that might not be that long ago, sure, but seems distantly removed from our current reality of complex relations in the Arab world where omnipotent terrorist bogeymen [or Commies(!!!)] are a dying (and predominantly dead) breed. That nationalistic neurosis at the core of the show is somewhat diluted because of it. I mean, it makes for great fiction - hence my love of the show - but I can see why it reeks of refried War on Terror themes to some.
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