If you’re ready to delve into a smartly-written, character-driven drama, then you’re ready for Homeland.


Homeland: The Complete First Season was released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 28, 2012
Photo credit: Fox

Loaded with heavy hitters that understand their craft, Homeland stars Damian Lewis, Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin and Morena Baccarin. While many will spend time praising Lewis (and it’s well deserved) I have to focus on my favorites here… Danes and Patinkin. They play CIA case officer Carrie Mathison and her mentor/father figure/superior Saul Berenson, respectively. Whether these characters are their own or in scenes together, they are thrilling and always though-provoking.

Plot-wise, the series grips you with its tense turns and lingering dramatic captures of a gritty, often grim, reality.

The series airs on Showtime and season one has recently been released on DVD and Blu-ray on Fox Home Entertainment.

Homeland: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray] (2011)
Damian Lewis, Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Morena Baccarin

Hailed as TV’s best new drama by critics everywhere, the award-winning HOMELAND delivers compelling characters, thrilling twists and breathtaking suspense. Carrie Mathison (Golden Glober winner Claire Danes), a brilliant but volatile CIA agent, suspects that a rescued American POW may not be what he seems. Is Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody_(Damian Lewis) a war hero…or an Al Qaeda sleeper agent plotting a spectacular terrorist attack on U.S. soil? Following her instincts, Mathison will risk everything to uncover the truth – her reputation, her career and even her sanity. Packed with multiple layers and hidden clues, Season One offers something new every time you see it…watch carefully. (Airs on Showtime.)

Homeland Season 1 by the Numbers…

  • Two Discs
  • Twelve Episodes
  • Four Special Features

Special Features:

  • Week Ten: A Prologue to Homeland Season 2
  • Deleted Scenes from Homeland
  • Homeland Season 1: Under Surveillance
  • Commentary on the Pilot Episode

“Homeland: The Complete First Season” stars Damian Lewis, Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, and Morena Baccarin. It was released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 28, 2012. A copy of this Blu-ray was provided by Fox Home Entertainment for review purposes.

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