Homeland is a 2011 Showtime series starring Claire Danes based on an Israeli TV show called "Abduction," that garnered a lot of critical praise last year. Thus I decided to check it out, and wasn't disappointed. Danes plays a CIA operative, Carrie Mathison, who believes that former POW Nicolas Brody (Damian Lewis) has been turned into a terrorist operative. Lewis does some excellent work in this series and like Danes was nominated for a Golden Globe (Danes won and Lewis lost). There are plenty of plot twists and turns (excellent writing) and there is a great support cast, especially Mandy Patinkin as Danes' mentor and boss, Saul Berenson. It is Showtime so there is gratuitous nudity and adult language. I'm looking forward to Season 2.