It became 24 in the second season and not in a good way. 24 was an entertaining show but it had the maddening tendency to have the characters do things completely illogical that no one would do in a million years for no other reason than to get the storyline where the writers needed it to be.
That's what screwed up Homeland in season 2. There were plot holes that you could drop an aircraft carrier into that only existed because the writers couldn't get from A to C without a ridiculous B.
People who slob on this show are just kidding themselves or are just to stupid to not identify things that are TOTALLY ridiculous. It is all contrived bull shite.
Example: Why the frick would Nazir send the goddamn future VP of the US to pick up some random bomb maker in Gettysburg and drive him somewhere????
They knew the bomb maker was made, yet they send their #1 and most visible asset into a tiny arse town where he would almost certainly be recognized and could later be linked???
Why, you ask???
So that we can have a dumbs "suspenseful" chase scene through the woods where the bomb maker dies because he falls on some random arse pipe sticking out of the ground in a damn forest???
Not to mention the entire scene at the beginning of the season with blond arse Carrie running around the middle of fricking Iran through some random slum house she's never been to and picking out the exact file that had the key piece of information to unlocking the whole Brody plot and then fighting her way out of fricking Tehran and magically finding the CIA team SUV again at the last minute
That show bullies people into pretending it's great by creating lame arse "suspense" through completely idiotic and non-realistic contrivances.
Decent show similar to 24 but that thinks WAAAAAY too much of itself trying to pretend it's some sort of thoughtful slice of how things actually work in counterintelligence when it's really just mindless action/suspense.
This post was edited on 2/6 at 7:56 am