2013 Golden Globe Winners Announced; ARGO Takes Best Picture (Drama), Best Director; LES MISERABLES Wins Best Picture (Comedy or Musical)

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The 2013 Golden Globes have just wrapped up.  I only watched the last hour of the ceremony because the Globes no longer have their awards season power due to voting schedule changes.  Reading tweets and Facebook posts, it seems like it was a fairly entertaining show (keep an eye out for Jodie Foster‘s acceptance speech for her Lifetime Achievement Award).  As for the winners, they were very “Globes” in that they were more populist choices that are unlikely to have much bearing on the Oscars.  Argo may have had a good night at the Globes by winning Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director, but I still think Lincoln is the picture to beat when it comes to the Academy Awards, especially since Ben Affleck was snubbed for the Best Director Oscar nomination.

Hit the jump for the full list of winners.

HOMELAND Recap: “The Motherfucker with a Turban,” Plus a Sneak Peek at Next Week’s Season Finale

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One thing lately that Homeland has had in common with Sons of Anarchy is that even when the plot lets you down, the show does a damn fine job of giving satisfying “feels.”  Last week’s Homeland left viewers and critics alike in a quandary: was it a great episode?  A ludicrous one?  Had it turned into Prison Break? My stance was essentially that it was pretty ridiculous, but as others pointed out, we’ve bought into a pretty ridiculous world here anyway.  Why not believe that terrorists could be using Skype or that a normally subtle character went off the rails screaming a terrorist’s name in the Vice-President’s house?   But “The Motherfucker with a Turban” righted many of those wrongs, and focused almost entirely on the emotional.  It also blew some of the show’s conspiracy theories out of the water, possibly, but hit the jump to get into the specifics.

HOMELAND Recap: “Broken Hearts,” Plus a Sneak Peek at Next Week’s Episode

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Homeland‘s greatest success may be its complete and utter emotional manipulation of its viewers to the point where only afterwards and after much consideration does one realize how completely ridiculous what just happened was.  Does anyone get through episodes of Homeland without getting close to hyperventilation?  The suspense, the jump cuts, the unsteady cam, the music — everything builds to an unholy tremor of excitement and emotion, and we’re whipped around from place to place without time to even finish a game of Hearts with Chris!  It’s all too much. But hit the jump to look at some of the cold, hard truths of Homeland once that emotion starts to wear away. 

Five Questions For HOMELAND Season 2

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Those of you who just marathoned the first (and newly minted “Emmy award winning”) season of Showtime’s exceptional psychological thriller Homeland won’t need much of a refresher course since your mind is probably racing as fast as Carrie’s trying to connect the dots about who’s lying, who is working for the good guys versus the bad guys, who isn’t sure, and the biggest question of the season: does Morena Baccarin look better with chin-length hair or a pixie cut?  Still, maybe it would be helpful to organize our thoughts into a rainbow chart of time anyway.

Hit the jump for a few reminders of the biggest points from the end of last season, and a few questions that may get answered in season 2 (spoilers abound!).

Watch the First 20 Minutes of HOMELAND Season 2

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One of the best shows on television returns later this month with the second season premiere of Showtime’s Homeland, and the cable channel has now made available the first 20 minutes from the episode to entice fans even further.  We last left Claire Danes’ CIA operations officer in a rather shocking position, and this sneak peek opens with a rather lengthy recap of the events from season one.  If you haven’t seen the first season, I highly suggest you do so.  And if you have, then hit the jump to check out the rather curious first 20 minutes from the season two premiere.

Season two of Homeland premieres on September 30th.

Chilling New Trailer for HOMELAND Season 2

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A new trailer for the upcoming second season of Showtime’s Homeland has landed online, and it’s the best one yet by far.  Set against a rather haunting cover of The Police’s “Every Breath You Take”, the trailer shows ridiculously tantalizing clips of what Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, and Damien Lewis’ characters will be up to following the cliffhanger events of last season’s finale, and it closes out with one hell of a scene.  Though I think the first season was far and away one of the best things on television last year, I’ve been skeptical of how the series can continue its streak throughout another season.  This trailer offers a great deal of promising evidence that showrunners Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa have indeed pulled it off.

Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.  Homeland season 2 begins on September 30th on Showtime.

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