Smart Pick of the Day: Mandy Patinkin Singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

Mandy Patinkin singing Arlen & Harburg’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”: A Step-by-Step Reaction



Omg, Saul.



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Homeland Recap/Breakup: S3E5 & E6

Dear Homeland,

Hey… I know we haven’t recapped in a while. Sorry I’ve been out of touch. I’ve just been doing some thinking, and, well… I think we should spend some time apart.

Homeland, starring Claire Danes' cry face

Homeland, starring Claire Danes’ cry face

No, hey, don’t cry. You know how that quivering chin gets me.

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Homeland Recap: S3E2 and E3

The second and third installments of this divergent season of Homeland played as a tentative arranging of chess pieces. Carrie and Brody were nudged feebly around the board, while bigger storylines about the CIA bombing and hearings were set aside. Where Homeland will move next, or what its ultimate objective is this season, remains puzzling.

Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin in Homeland

Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin in Homeland

The wheel-spinning, tip-toeing, and thumb-twiddling the writers are doing, however, has got to stop.

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Homeland Recap: S3E1 “Tin Man Is Down”

Homeland is a terrific television show. It’s got politics, it’s got sexual intrigue, it’s got bombs. Because it’s a show that consistently provides both thought-provoking content and sure-fire entertainment, I’ve chosen Homeland to be my first foray into writing weekly recaps. People are saying the Breaking Bad finale is signaling the end of this Golden Age of Television, but no, I say to that no! (And I didn’t watch that show anyway!) Regardless, TV recapitulation has become an art form in and of itself. So let’s pledge allegiance and rejoin Carrie, Saul (and maybe Brody?!) and the rest, shall we?

Mandy Patinkin, Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, and Morena Baccarin of "Homeland"

Mandy Patinkin, Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, and Morena Baccarin of “Homeland”

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