SATURDAY 24TH MARCH 2012 - DAILY DOSE
Today's DAILY DOSE is a TV show that's caught my eye on Channel 4 right now (UK) - hit US import, Homeland.
Homeland is a tense, sexual, violent drama centred around a CIA agent, Carrie Mathison (played by Claire Danes), and an American prisoner of war, Nicholas Brody (played by Damian Lewis).
Mathison believes that she has reliable intel that indicates that during Brody's time as a prisoner of war, he was indoctrinated to Muslim extremism and now, freed and returned to the US, he poses a major national security risk.
The really interesting point isn't the torture, US politics, or terrorism angle that's the main focus - it's the mental health and interplay of the main characters. Mathison is on the edge, and is suffering from some as-yet undisclosed mental health problem, and Brody has come back from the war suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Is Mathison a reliable operative to trust with a mission of such high importance?
Is Brody driven by extremism, or is he just having a hard time getting used to life in back home?
And will Brody lose his family, who have presumed him to be dead for the last 8 years?
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