I sat enthralled all the way through Series 1 of Homeland - the story of a US marine, captured by Arab terrorists and held by them for 8 years. Eventually he's released but has he been 'turned' by his captors? is he maybe suffering from Stockholm syndrome and identifying with them? Whichever, I was absolutely glued to the TV as his story unfolded - but then, after building to a big dramatic ending, a second series was scheduled and the first fizzled out like a damp firework.
We're now 3 episodes in to that second series - and I hear that there's going to be a third!
This should be a good thing, right?
Sorry but I don't think so. This series already seems to be ambling, diverting up by-ways and generally chasing its tail instead of moving forwards. OK, two of the episodes have ended with dramatic revelations but it's starting to feel a bit like nothing much happens then there's a build up just before the credits, much the way there is in a soap!
The thought of things being unresolved at the end of this series and dragged out into yet another makes me think I'll just give up now. It's such a shame as it's the one thing I watch regularly on TV. Still, The Killing III will be on soon and thankfully the Danes seem to know how to make a wonderful TV series AND how to make sequels to it.