No security at home


Make the most of the intelligent and cunning look on Carrie’s face in the photo above, because you will not see it again.


A rabbit caught in the car headlights has more composure than she exhibits as an alleged top operative in the US’s Home Security department – protecting the homeland from terrorists – not! Al Qaeda have nothing to fear from this dysfunctional manic emotional mess. James Bond is more effective than this lot.

I began watching because President Obama said it was his favourite show. Surely this was in jest. Why he would highlight a program which so accurately portrays US intelligence services as pathetic is curious. That they had no idea that terrorists were learning to fly planes in the US before 11 Sept 2001, that they were confused about what a weapon of mass destruction looked like in an aerial photographs of Iraq, and that they took 10 years searching for Osama Bin Laden in Afghani caves when he was listed in a Pakistani phone book is bad enough. But to portray these functions being carried out by the likes of looney Carrie is too close to the bone.

Claire Daines should arrest herself for crimes against thespianism.


The photo says it all. Dana Brody, an apparent recent graduate from the Russell Crowe School of Acting, has only one expression which she has successfully managed to maintain throughout seasons 1 & 2.

Some have argued that viewers should stick with it – here and here. But it is so drawn out and so many things are not at all believeable.


  1. Eating vinegar with a fork, Father M? 94.1 fm would welcome you as a reviewer for Anything Goes.
    You don’t pussy foot, do you?

  2. Well Nick does have the chin and Carrie the hair and that makes it possible and glue free to the TV. Do you think they could do with some artichokes?

  3. Three films to see with ones nearest and dearest:

    Les Miserables: Having seen the stage production in the West End I expected to be disappointed with the film. Although the singing could not compare, Jackman and Crowe gave good performances and seated in the front seats at Balwyn I was awash at the finale. Something there for everyone. FOUR STARS

    The Life of Pi: Best if little is known of the film before viewing. Richard Parker, the tiger named by mistake, is all one could hope for. FOUR AND A HALF stars

    QUARTET: Is there no end to Maggie Smith’s talents? Having seen her as a cockney in The Exotic Marigold Hotel, she shone as an upper class opera singer, reluctantly recruited to take part in the Quartet from Rigoletto, with the old familiar stars in the residential mansion. The surprise was Billy Connolly, miscast, but good comic relief.


  4. Les Misérables review by Sam Richardson.
    Went to the movies with the wife. We saw this obscure movie I had never heard of, some French foreign film. They must have been giving the tickets away because the lines were out the door. Anyway, the movie starts and Wolverine is singing his guts out. The Catwoman starts crying and singing, and its all very moving. The only problem was, the girl next to me, who had apparently read the book of something, starts singing along. It was very distracting. So Wolverine is on the run from the Gladiator because Catwoman had a baby at Borat’s house, but now she wants Wolverine to care for her. Time skip. A bunch of kids get shot, and in the end everyone dies. Four stars.

  5. Cor!! Wish I’d been sitting with Sam, we could have debated whether Hathaway has a bigger mouth than Julia Roberts …

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