"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Monday, October 7, 2013

Girl of the Day - Morena Baccarin

Fast becoming the only reason to watch the increasingly unwatchable Homeland:

By the way, the ridiculousness of the plots are being matched this season by the grossness of the focus on the teenage sexuality of the daughter of the erstwhile Congressman/terrorist Nicholas Brody.   The actress who plays Dana Brody, Morgan Saylor, turned 18 last fall while Season Two was on air, i.e., after it was in the can.   So, legally, they can now use her in nude scenes, etc.   But she still looks like a kid, and she's playing a kid, so it's... gross.  

As a father of two girls who are 12 and 14, the whole thing makes me very uncomfortable... beyond being something of a distraction from whatever the hell the story is anymore.

This could have been a really interesting show if they had stuck with the cat-and-mouse spy stuff of the first season.   Maybe.   The real problem is that the premise would have only worked with a finite ending... either a terrorist attack by Brody, or the attack foiled by Carrie Mathison... and it might have made sense to do it over three seasons, or maybe over just one.   But trying to stretch out the premise over  multiple seasons has been a massive fail.  

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