There are three TV shows (that I know of) dealing with mental illness: United States of Tara deals with multiple personality disorder and Black Box and Homeland both deal with bipolar disorder. I've watched all three.
Being a mere mortal and not a mighty algorithm, my suggestions aren't as nuanced as Netflix's 76,897 genre categories, but I did my best to match common themes and tones to these wonderful shows that may be new to many viewers.
Given that the show had seemed near played out when it ended its eight-season run four years ago, the question is why the longest-running espionage TV series in history seems still to have a lot of life left in it 13 years after it first ran.
Trevor Morris: "Believe me, all my kids know or think is cool, is Dora the Explorer, not that I am a five-time Emmy-nominee."
Remember when the TV renaissance of serial series was hailed as the best thing to happen since Must-See TV? Judging by the look of things lately, t...
A guide to words I wish were part of our common vernacular.
"Brain of Terror" is about a woman who binges on episodes of Showtime's popular series Homeland, then dreams that she's terrorist, prompting her subconscious to panic.
From my vantage point, I counted at least seven flat screen televisions in various locations. Three were mounted to a single wall, giving the area the feel of a Vegas sports book. I recognized the characters from Breaking Bad on the 80-inch model.
The worst of all possible worlds -- from the creator's point of view, anyway -- is when a series in terminated by the publisher or studio before the narrative arc is completed. While television producers have little recourse, for authors at least self-publishing comes to the rescue.
Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen the season 3 Homeland finale. There are many people on Facebook who wish there was a thumbs down sett...
Shows have off seasons. It happens. What worries me about "Homeland" is that it seems to have made structural and thematic choices that limit where it can go next and how effectively it can get there. For three seasons, Brody and Carrie kept finding their way out of impossible situations. I wonder if "Homeland" can do the same.
Last night's season finale of "Homeland" was at once less suspenseful, more elegiac and more heart-rendingly emotional than we were expecting it to be, and left very few of its main characters still in the running.
Say what you want about Alex Gansa and the direction of Season 3; the producers still know how to mindf*ck with us every couple episodes.
According to showrunner Alex Gansa, "Good Night" was meant to serve as a transition to the true action that will appear in the last two episodes of "Homeland."
If the writers can tie all these disparate threads together in a way that seems plausible and not overly contrived, they will have the makings of a cracking conclusion to the season on their hands.
What's one way to keep a CIA agent from potentially blowing months of an elaborate sting to stage a governmental coup in Iran and locate the man responsible for America's Second 911?