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You’re Nuts If You Skip the New Season of Homeland

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Homeland fans are eyeing the show’s upcoming fourth season with trepidation. After last year’s slog through unnecessary plot arcs, the show fell out of favor with viewers. But then the finale slammed us with an intriguing twist, making us wonder where writers would take things next. The new season begins tonight, answering the question that’s been on viewers’ minds: Will Homeland return as the series we once loved? (Before reading ahead, know that this piece contains spoilers.)

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by (@kat_george)

Can TV Shows Survive After Losing a Main Character?

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Shocking an audience is a difficult thing to do these days, so constantly titillated are our imaginations. But with so many series reinventing the traditional format, losing a main character is often a surefire way to leave audiences with mouths agape. Most recently, The Good Wife saw leading character Will Gardner (Josh Charles) die, and Homeland lost one of its main driving forces, maybe-terrorist Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis). While these unexpected character deaths rattled audiences, it’s yet to be seen how their respective shows will carry on without them. Read more…

by (@TaylorFerber)

Where Did Your Favorite TV Shows Leave Off Last Season?

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As the air gets a little colder, our sangria buzz wears off, and tan lines fade, we prepare to say goodbye to summer and hello to autumn — and more importantly, to the return of our favorite TV shows. You know you’re excited to have your friends from Homeland, Scandal, and New Girl back in your life. Like there’s anything else this entertaining to look forward to during your week? (We think not.)

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Filming Off Location: Which Shows Aren’t Filmed Where They’re Set?

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We all know that many of our favorite shows are filmed somewhere on a Los Angeles soundstage. However, there are plenty of series that try to add doses of reality by making the cities in which they’re set an integral part of the show. But what happens when those exterior shots aren’t from the actual locations audiences are led to believe they are?

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He’s Always Watching: What Shows Are On President Obama’s DVR?

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As True Detective wraps up its first season this coming Sunday, fans of the gripping drama are beside themselves with speculation about what will go down in the finale. But there’s at least one devotee of the detective series who already knows the fates of Rust Cohle and Martin Hart — President Barack Obama.

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From Dexter To Homeland: Showtime’s 25 Sexiest Men

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With Homeland and Masters of Sex drawing to a close this weekend, TV is about to get a lot less sexy. Both shows boast a cast of strapping leading men that have, from week to week, made us laugh, cry and swoon. When you look at the current roster of shows airing on each network, it’s safe to say that Showtime has contracted some of the most alluring men to appear on TV. Whether it’s Homeland (Damian Lewis), Dexter (we miss you already, Michael C. Hall!), Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber for DILF of the year) or even Nurse Jackie (mmm, Morris Chestnut), there’s a man for everyone.
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Homeland: Dana Brody’s Eyebrows Know When Something Is Wrong

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Developing teenage characters can be a tricky thing for television, as many are often confined to eye-rolls and heavy sighs used to signify an elder’s cluelessness. On Homeland, Dana Brody (Morgan Saylor) struggles with her father (Damian Lewis) returning home from an eight-year captivity, the crazy allegations that he might be a terrorist plotting to destroy the United States, and getting her mother to loosen up about her missing curfew and having friends over to smoke a little pot every once in a while, all of which make it more difficult to figure out what’s REALLY going on right in front of her. But she’s so close!

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by (@shalapitcher)

Which Of These Emmy-Nominated Dramas Is The Worst Place To Live?

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Drug-riddled exurbia, corrupt capital cities, countries threatened by terrorism, societies divided by race and class — in order to be nominated for the Outstanding Drama Emmy, it seems, your show has got to be set in someplace pretty bleak. Whether it’s Game of Thrones‘ Westeros or House of Cards‘ Beltway, these all seem like terrible places in which to live, so of course they’re great hotbeds of juicy drama. While we wait for the Academy to decide which show is the best, we thought we’d ask you: Which show’s setting is the absolute worst? We’ll break it down for you, in our own descending order of terribleness. Then it’s your turn to vote!
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by (@shalapitcher)

The 10 Most Unsettling Opening Credits On TV Now

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There was a while there when we thought TV opening credits were dead and gone. In favor of more commercial time, the networks were content to give you a few seconds of “previously on,” an opening scene and then a title. But then came quality cable series, and along with movie stars, explicit sex and a lot of gore, they brought fancy fonts, theme songs and computer animation that elevated the opening titles to the kind of art form we love to geek out over (and, of course, parody). We thought about just listing our favorites here ( the Breaking Bad sequence and all those chemistry symbols! Orange Is the New Black’s Regina Spektor song!), but that’s been done. Instead, here are the ones that make a knot form in our stomach in anticipation of the coming hour’s drama.
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