Herein lays the troubling thing about the politics of Homeland: It isn’t simplistic American triumphalism. In fact, it presents itself as liberal peacenik propaganda, but it’s being more than a little disingenuous about that.
Homeland is a strong, ambiguous, and complex thriller that holds a mirror up to viewers, but it’s also walking a highwire that could potentially lead to a devastating fall.
US viewers rarely want to engage with the class problems going on in society right now, but they do like to see the rich and famous look bad on television.
Is playing the silent martyr a feminist act or a more passive, regrettable deed?