“Everyone missed something that day,” says Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin), a CIA operative in response to Carrie Mathison, the agent he recruited and trained played by Claire Danes. We all know the day he’s referring to is September 11, 2001.

Danes is completely absorbing as Carrie, a driven, highly intelligent woman who is single-mindedly obsessed with her work. She’s also suffered from a psychotic disorder since the age of 22 that she’s hiding from the agency.

Damian Lewis is the previously presumed dead marine and instant hero, Nicholas Brody returning home after eight years of captivity in Iraq. Carrie suspects he is the American prisoner of war an Iraqi source informed her has been turned. She may be out of her mind but in this case, she may also be right. Continue reading »

As a society we’re constantly told we are supposed to forgive those who do us wrong. Turn the other cheek. One look at the news though and it’s obvious people aren’t in a forgiving mood these days. That’s what makes Revenge such a fun show to watch and my new favorite guilty pleasure. Who am I kidding? I don’t feel guilty at all.

Revenge is everything I had expected Ringer to be: glamorous, wickedly enticing, and pure vicarious fantasy.  Is there anyone who hasn’t wanted to exact revenge on a co-worker, classmate, ex, or even a family member at one point or another? Honestly, though payback takes a lot of plotting and planning; it’s time-consuming. So, for those too busy with jobs, families, and lives to run around doling out karma, for an hour a week you can watch rich girl, Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) take vengeance on the people who destroyed her father’s life. Experience the pleasure of getting even without any of the risk. Continue reading »

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