Homeland Season 6 Premieres on Showtime On Sunday January 15th 

Homeland Season 6, Claire DanesPicture Credit: Homeland/Showtime

Any Homeland fans out there?  Hello?  I sure hope I have company because I am a rabid fan of this series. I love the production, the actors, the script, the pacing and the incredible research that goes into this extremely popular series.

Here is some background, courtesy of Wikipedia:

“The sixth season of the American television drama series Homeland is an upcoming season scheduled to premiere on January 15, 2017, on Showtime.[1] The series is loosely based on the Israeli television series Hatufim (English: Prisoners of War) created by Gideon Raff and is developed for American television by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa.”

And from the Showtime website:

“Homeland is an edge-of-your-seat sensation. CIA officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin), Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even sanity, at every turn. You won’t be able to turn away from this gripping, emotional thriller in which nothing short of the fate of our nation is at stake.”

If you haven’t yet watched any season of Homeland, I can definitely say that you will be in for one wild ride once you begin this cinematic journey.  Claire Danes (Carrie Mathison) is epic in this show and her intense professional and personal relationships with Mandy Patinkin and Rupert Friend’s characters, Saul Berenson and Peter Quinn respectively, will leave you breathless. It is acting at its finest and most refined.

Homeland, Season 4, Mandy Patinkin and Claire Danes
For newbie Homelanders, I suggest that you watch what I feel was their best season – Season 4. It stands alone and, apart from a couple of fleeting scenes, never references anything which unfolded during Seasons, 1, 2 and 3.  Each season is excellent but Season 4 pretty much blew my mind. 

This is a show that has equipped itself with the finest collection of cast and crew. And this season, the series will be based in New York City and will reference the political drama which has unfolded in real life over the past 18 months.

 Oh dear. Can we stand more drama from the political arena?   I guess we shall find out, huh?  

One thing is certain – Homeland always gives you a glimpse into the inner workings of the conflicts which have emerged in our world. How decisions are made and which games are played to achieve the desired result. It is fascinating beyond belief and makes me realize how little we know and understand about the complexities of this world. 

Tune in tonight at 9:05 PM on Showtime. And leave you comments at the bottom of this topic. You are always welcome. 

About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

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