Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in Homeland (Season 4, PR Art). – Photo: Jim Fiscus/SHOWTIME – Photo ID: HomelandS4_PRArt_01.R

96 episodes across eight seasons with the first aired in 2011 and starring Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend, Maury Sterling, F. Murray Abraham, Diego Klattenhoff, and more.

Homeland is an action drama that begins with a CIA case officer, Carrie Mathison (Danes (solid and convincing throughout) becomes suspicious about a prisoner of war who was rescued and returns to the States.

Convinced the soldier Nicholas Brody (exceptionally played by Lewis) has been turned by a terrorist organization and plans to launch an attack, Mathison (who is bipolar) becomes fixated on proving she’s right.

This is an unpredictable, well constructed, believable, and with a solid combination of sneaky spy stuff, twists and turns, action series.

There was, however, a season where there was too much about Mathison’s bipolar condition but on the whole Homeland is a thoroughly enjoyable series. Didn’t like how the final episode ended.