I think each show is tailored for its market; Hatufim taps into experiences and perspectives that are more typical of Israeli society and culture, and which may be less relatable for an American audience. It would be very difficult to explain to someone unfamiliar with the Israeli context how POWs are viewed and why they are so meaningful to Israelis - and what a released POW would be returning to. Homeland, OTOH, is a very strong adaptation of the original but obviously more focused on issues that would be of interest to people in the US, and it's very much a product of the post-9/11 America.
There are some fantastic actors working on both shows.
Gal Zaid plays as Haim Cohen, an IDF psychologist who at the very beginning suspects that the returning soldiers are hiding some information and probably are working for the other side.
He even sends one of his female agents (Sandy Bar) to get friendly (aka spy) with one of them.
I think they're both unique in their own way.
I read online somewhere that the producer says this season don't really start until episode 3 where
SpoilerSaul will expose Brody to the CIA and most importantly Carrie that she was right all along!
Crap is about to get real!!
Quite a show last night! Carrie and Brody both showing how psychologically damaged they really are.
The Roller Coaster ride is about to begin. Love it!
Damian Lewis has reportedly signed a contract for five more years of Homeland. That doesn't necessarily mean they'll make the show for another five years, but his character isn't going anywhere anytime soon. I don't know how the producers can keep his character's tension up or the story arc going for that long.
I was a bit meh with the latest episode, found the whole Brody escorting the tailor to the safe house story a bit over the top and unbelievable. But the ending, oh man what a pay off!! I got emotional too when Carrie found out she was right all along. And I'm sure I wasn't the only one cursing at my TV when they showed the airport official took away the memory card from Saul but of course Saul was too awesome to get slighted like that!
So according to the previewLove this show!
SpoilerCIA now knows Brody indeed turned and became a terrorist. I'm guessing they won't confront him but will secretly plan something to play in CIA's effort to get Nazir.
Or, make Brody a double agent. They have leverage now. Or maybe he's already a secret double and is not going to be a triple.
Adelina Sotnikova defeated the curse of Esta She is indeed the Greatest Of All Time!
Another stunning turn of events. This show keeps the surprises coming.
Loved Carrie's tell off of Brody. So rich!
Great show again but I really don't get Brody's daughter and the VP son's story line. Where is it leading? For me these two teenager characters are like a filler. I am not interested in watching teenage romance. lol When Carrier's handler told her to get the F back to headquarters after Brody left the bar I knew Carrie was not going to listen to him. She had that gut feeling again and she was not going to let anyone tell her that she was wrong, and she wasn't. Looking forward to the next episode
It was interesting to see Carrie's emotions at the end of the episode after she confronted Brody. I couldn't tell if it was relief, excitement, or guilt for blowing the operation. Maybe it's a mix of all three!! Claire Danes is such a wonderful actress!
How are they going to work since Claire Danes is now pregnant (and probably showing)?
I really would like to have enough restraint and wait to watch all episodes from season two in a row.
Another solid episode although scratching my head by how easily Jessica was given entrance to Brody's hotel room. If you want to say he has the flu, wouldn't the CIA put some safeguards in place?
I loved the last episode; great twist and I'm excited how things will be moving forward.