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  •  Isn't it on Showtime or another premium channel? (1+ / 0-)
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    jrooth

    I don't get any of those, so I can't watch it anyway, at least until it comes out on DVD. But I'll probably pass, based on what I've heard of it. I'm sure it's very well done as a show, but given its subject matter, it's lack of realism kills it for me. If I want realistic entertainment, I watch The Big Bang Theory. :-)

    Don't laugh, I went to high school with people EXACTLY like them!

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 08:07:21 AM PST

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    •  Yes - Showtime. (5+ / 0-)

      It is a very well written and acted show.  And to be fair, it does present a quite nuanced view - there are serious villains on "our side" too, starting with the Vice President himself.  And the character of Nick Brody's daughter Dana is used to considerable effect to question typical American steriotypes and assumptions.  So it's not all a one-sided portrayal of Muslim terrorism.  But I do wish they had a couple more Muslim characters who aren't bad guys.

      “What’s the use of having developed a science well enough to make predictions if, in the end, all we’re willing to do is stand around and wait for them to come true?” - Sherwood Rowland

      by jrooth on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 08:25:16 AM PST

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      •  Maybe I'll try to catch it on DVD (1+ / 0-)
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        Thanks.

        "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

        by kovie on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 08:27:26 AM PST

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        •  FWIW, the 2nd season (just finished) is better (1+ / 0-)
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          than the 1st.  IMO, anyway.

          To believe that markets determine value is to believe that milk comes from plastic bottles. Bromley (1985)

          by sneakers563 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 12:50:15 PM PST

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