Category: by: ashley

So a question that has been on my mind lately is do you think that we’ll see Carrie reunite with the Brody family and maybe have them meet or see Frannie ?

I don’t, sorry. 🙁 

The Franny story was wrapped up last season. She’s in a stable environment with Maggie and Bill now, and I think that the show made too big a deal of that to walk it back. 

The Brodys are a distant memory at this point, and even though I’d love to know how things turned out for Dana Brody (I hope she’s happy), I can’t think of anything less likely. 

They’ve always said that the Carrie/Saul relationship was the heart of the show, and I think that is what the show will focus on in season 8. Neither the Brodys nor Franny are relevant at this stage. 

So a question that has been on my mind lately is do you think that we’ll see Carrie reunite with the Brody family and maybe have them meet or see Frannie ?

I don’t, sorry. 🙁 

The Franny story was wrapped up last season. She’s in a stable environment with Maggie and Bill now, and I think that the show made too big a deal of that to walk it back. 

The Brodys are a distant memory at this point, and even though I’d love to know how things turned out for Dana Brody (I hope she’s happy), I can’t think of anything less likely. 

They’ve always said that the Carrie/Saul relationship was the heart of the show, and I think that is what the show will focus on in season 8. Neither the Brodys nor Franny are relevant at this stage. 

“season seven is about 854,000 times better than season six and a not-insignificant part of that IMO is the lifted weight from the writers’ shoulders of not having to write for a character they really didn’t know how to write or give a shit about”/Sara. I am not the one who’s delusional, sister. Damn. Can you at least try to keep track of your own posts? That’s complete bullshit and totally condescending, and shows your ignorance about the profession of TV writing.

Guess what, dummy, season seven WAS about 854,000 times better than season six and the fact that Quinn wasn’t in it contributed to that in no small way. When I saw your ask, I literally had no idea what you were talking about. I visited HYH for the first time in days/weeks/months and had to SCROLL and I STILL did not know what you were referring to.

That you are reading this deeply into this says a lot more about you than it does Sara. (That I’m the one answering this says something about me that I should probably bring up with a therapist.)

What I want to know is this: what is even the point? This is not intelligent discussion, this is accusatory and bitchy and the mental gymnastics required to get to a point where your asks even make SENSE are far beyond any reasonable person’s capabilities. 

So chill out, go to yoga, drink some tea, take a nap, listen to Mozart, read a book, go to church, hang out with friends, go for a run (it’s finally spring!), learn to paint, try to meditate, whatever. 

But coming to a FAN BLOG for a TELEVISION SHOW just to harass the person who runs it? 

I mean, if it makes you happy, whatever, but I don’t see how it’s constructive.

Further asks along this line will be deleted, because who even has the time? (But if you do want to enlighten me as to WHAT IS EVEN THE POINT, feel free to drop me an e-mail at ashley at hellyeahomeland dot com. You can even use a disposable e-mail address to yell at me from by clicking here. You’re welcome.)

“season seven is about 854,000 times better than season six and a not-insignificant part of that IMO is the lifted weight from the writers’ shoulders of not having to write for a character they really didn’t know how to write or give a shit about”/Sara. I am not the one who’s delusional, sister. Damn. Can you at least try to keep track of your own posts? That’s complete bullshit and totally condescending, and shows your ignorance about the profession of TV writing.

Guess what, dummy, season seven WAS about 854,000 times better than season six and the fact that Quinn wasn’t in it contributed to that in no small way. When I saw your ask, I literally had no idea what you were talking about. I visited HYH for the first time in days/weeks/months and had to SCROLL and I STILL did not know what you were referring to.

That you are reading this deeply into this says a lot more about you than it does Sara. (That I’m the one answering this says something about me that I should probably bring up with a therapist.)

What I want to know is this: what is even the point? This is not intelligent discussion, this is accusatory and bitchy and the mental gymnastics required to get to a point where your asks even make SENSE are far beyond any reasonable person’s capabilities. 

So chill out, go to yoga, drink some tea, take a nap, listen to Mozart, read a book, go to church, hang out with friends, go for a run (it’s finally spring!), learn to paint, try to meditate, whatever. 

But coming to a FAN BLOG for a TELEVISION SHOW just to harass the person who runs it? 

I mean, if it makes you happy, whatever, but I don’t see how it’s constructive.

Further asks along this line will be deleted, because who even has the time? (But if you do want to enlighten me as to WHAT IS EVEN THE POINT, feel free to drop me an e-mail at ashley at hellyeahomeland dot com. You can even use a disposable e-mail address to yell at me from by clicking here. You’re welcome.)

For Ashley. Say what? You’re not familiar with West Side Story? It’s an American classic! You know it’s a modern day version of Romeo & Juliet, right? But it’s the Jets vs. the Sharks gangs. The opening dance scene is the highlight. The score by Leonard Bernstein is incredible. The great Rita Moreno is outstanding. However, the casting of the late Natalie Wood as a Puerto Rican will forever be the stain on this movie. Can’t wait to see what Spielberg does with it. Corey Stoll as Schrank: 👍🏽

For Ashley again. You asked if Corey Stoll could sing. I don’t think Lt. Schrank, the character he plays, has a singing part in the original movie or play. But I could be wrong. And I’m not sure how the musical score is changing for the new version.

Ugh, yeah, I know. I know the premise of West Side Story of course, but I can’t really handle musical films on small screens. I’m sure my neighborhood indie theatre will screen it at some point soon, though I apparently missed it in August 2018. 

The show also was last revived in 2009, and I didn’t start going to the theatre regularly until 2011. But I’ll keep an eye out for performances moving forward. 

I was just thinking about how weird it was that my high school didn’t do West Side Story, but then I remembered that my high school was 99% white and my drama teacher is the kind of person who would actually take that into consideration. 

At the very least, I’ll see this version in theatres! (HYH field trip?)

Anyone out there a Sopranos fan? Corey Stoll (aka Sandy Bachman in season 4) is in the cast of the prequel movie “The Many Saints of Newark”. Set for a 2020 release. Just makin’ conversation.

He also just got cast in the new West Side Story movie! 

Alongside Brian d’Arcy James, who I thought was cast in Homeland last season, but it turned out it was just James d’Arcy. Who at SAG let that happen?

Do you think in season 4 when Farrah is killed that Max is deeply affected by her death because they were romantically linked ? Or because they shared a friendship ?

I think the prevailing assumption has always been that Max had romantic feelings for Fara, but he was too shy to express them. He was working up to it. They were definitely friends and he cared about her a great deal. 

I’ll let him tell y’all about it.

Anon said, “I worry the last years have damaged Claire’s career and interest of other producers in her.” Seriously? I’m just reading this as I get ready to go out for New Year’s Eve. Claire has won how many awards? She’s working constantly. Sorry, but I just don’t get this. Why are you worried about her? If she retired tomorrow, she’d be set for life! I’m worried about the kids separated from their parents on the US/Mexican border. And the children starving in Yemen! Read a newspaper, Anon! 😡

I am the choir and you are preaching to me, my friend.

What a cushy life some people must lead if they spend time genuinely worrying about the career of an actress on a show they don’t even like! Anybody who’s losing sleep over Claire Danes’s career needs to get a hobby or a job. Or both.

To be fair, the world is falling apart right now, and I think that most people have space to be horrified by the current state of things AND worry about superficial shit. I wouldn’t expect this person who hates the show but is terribly worried about Claire Danes to send us an ask about the border wall. Nor should they. In fact, please don’t.

And I’m not asking people to have perspective when they’re sending in asks to a Homeland blog, because — again — it is A FAN BLOG FOR A TELEVISION SHOW. But I hope in y’all’s real lives you’re able to maintain some sense of balance and joy.

Am I the last to learn that Billy Crudup (Claire’s ex) is with Naomi Watts? And that Liev Schreiber (Naomi’s ex) is with the nanny? I can’t keep up anymore.

1) Possibly

2) Definitely not, but thank you for reminding me to rewatch The Nanny.

Ashley’s hashtags said “men are the worst” then listed some exceptions. My reaction when Rupert wasn’t listed as an exception: 😩😩😩

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