The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television Free To Air - Justin Burke

Re­flect­ing on this past sea­son, I won­dered if it’s fair to ex­pect the show to act like a magic ge­nie, fore­telling trends in in­ter­na­tional se­cu­rity and pol­i­tics each sea­son with­out fail. Prob­a­bly not, although it has been right on the money in re­cent years, from the Ira­nian nu­clear deal to ter­ror at­tacks across Europe.

This sea­son, how­ever, felt a bit out of step with the times. The pres­i­dent-elect char­ac­ter, El­iz­a­beth Keane, felt like a Hil­lary Clin­ton ana­log. The sto­ry­line of po­ten­tial Ira­nian cheat­ing on the nu­clear deal with North Korean as­sis­tance failed to pre­dict that the lat­ter coun­try’s mis­deeds would be­come top pri­or­ity.

Plus, while Home­land fo­cused on a fraught pres­i­den­tial tran­si­tion, in the real world we are as­ton­ished by the al­le­ga­tions of Rus­sian in­ter­fer­ence in the US elec­tion it­self.

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