My second post for this Saturday…..(I know I am breaking tradition)
I do not normally give my critique of television programs….but what the Hell I needed something to write about today……
I do a lot of reading, researching and ranting and when I get bored I turn on the TV and stream something that appeals to me. Shows like Elementary, Black List, The Expanse and most recently Homeland…that Showtime series that is about terrorist attack on the US.
A little background….From a young age I was fascinated with spy novels James bond, Sam Durell and those of LeCarre…..then came my days in the military I was in military intelligence….(I know an oxymoron)…..that is where I got to be a good analyst…first in the field then as situation analyst once I left the military.
I really liked the research and then the formulation of a sitrep…..then I return to school and finished up my degree and from that day onward I have been researching and analyzing…..it is my life’s blood so to speak.
Back to Homeland……the premise is a good one…..my problem is the way the lead (Clare Danes) goes about her duties as a CIA analyst….her irrational techniques would not be condoned by the “company”….she blew at least 2 situations…..(that is so far I am only into Season Two)…..after her first irrational move she would have been jerked from the assignment and after the second she would be on the street. She is irresponsible, irrational and dangerous……she is out of control and would not be handling assets for the CIA…..all dangerous traits for a field agent running assets.
I understand the need for dramatics……but I feel that this subject needs realistic situations and not some hyped up crap for ratings. My problem is the continuity of the script…it kinda sucks.
But I am hooked and will probably keep watching the entire series….
My next show to stream will be…The Americans. Spies in the Cold War were cool.
The weekend begins and I shove away from the research and the ranting and enjoy some time to myself….
Please enjoy your weekend…..be well, be safe……chuq