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By Matt Springer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Intense political thriller with major mature content.

TV Showtime Action 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 18+

A lot of nudity

A womams Breasts are shown, a couple having sex (fully naked)

This title has:

Too much sex
age 18+

Sexo gratuito

NO es una serie para ver con niños. Recurre constantemente al sexo y a los desnudos gratuitamente. Prostitutas, drogas, malas palabras, violencia... no la recomiendo.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8):
Kids say (12):

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks shows that utilize the seminal event as a plot point or character motivator have proliferated. It can often seem pandering or heavy-handed, but Homeland manages to sidestep any cheap exploitation, using the latent paranoia persistent in American culture to fuel a dark, intense political thriller that pits a fraying CIA agent against a POW who has been converted to terrorism.

Homeland is perhaps most reminiscent of 24, another series that utilized post-9/11 paranoia to fuel its season-to-season stories of evil forces at work on American soil. Howard Gordon served as an executive producer on 24 and is also producing Homeland; he brings a similar sensibility to the series. There's a constant suspense and forward motion to the plotting that effortlessly weaves in character detail and emotional conflict alongside the intelligence machinations and political posturing. That focus on constantly moving forward, propelling these characters toward their inevitable collisions with one another, makes Homeland a pulse-pounding hour of television.

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