The show that is currently causing me to yell expletives at the TV (and may be the cause of me dying of an early heart attack) is Homeland. Holy. Crap. Seriously, this show will be the death of me. I don't think a single episode has passed where I haven't muttered "ohgodohgodohgodohgodohgodOHGOD!!!" while clutching my chest. It knows what it's doing.
Based on the Israeli series, Hatufim, it follows the lives of CIA officer Carrie Mathison and Sergeant Nicholas Brody. After being captured by al-Qaeda as a prisoner of war in 2003, Brody is presumed dead. He is found, rescued and brought back to the US and attempts to become re-acclimated to his old life. Before Carrie came to Langley, VA, she was a field operative in Iraq warned by an asset that an American POW had been turned. Carrie becomes obsessed with the idea that this POW is Brody. To quote the Showtime website, "The delicate dance these two complex characters perform, built on lies, suspicion, and desire, is at the heart of this gripping, emotional thriller in which nothing short of the fate of our nation is at stake."
Not enough to sell you? How about these words:
Need I say more?
Watch this show and freak out with me every Sunday night at 9pm on Showtime. I promise the high blood pressure it will give you is worth it.
BONUS!! CLAIRE DANES' CRYFACE SUPERCUT!!!!