Homeland is one of the best shows on TV, but I have to say that I didn’t think this scene was very realistic. I mean, a terrorist is being interrogated in the other room and Carrie and Saul are just sitting around watching reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond? Hey, I love Raymond as much as the next guy but get your priorities straight, watch the interrogation. Plus they’ve got like four different episodes playing, probably one on WGN, one on TBS, one on The CW, or maybe The Hallmark Channel. Ray Romano just made $2 million in syndication while you were reading that sentence. But you’ve gotta admit that’s a pretty sweet set-up they’ve got there.
I also thought that interrogation scene was really bizarre. The interrogator brought out that laptop and said “I’ve got something I’d like you to watch,” then just started playing the pilot of Men Of A Certain Age. Then he left the room and was like “Let him suck on that.” I thought Men of A Certain Age was a great show, although, I suppose it would be a shock to a guy who lived in a hole for 8 years replaying episodes of Raymond in his head. Men Of A Certain Age was kind of depressing, which is why Brody started crying, I guess? I don’t know, I’m confused.
Anyway, it was a really weird episode. I’m starting to think someone altered the video in my download or something.