The scores of Homeland fans who were left aghast at the nail-biting conclusion to series one finally had their appetites satiated last night as the Emmy Award-winning TV show returned to British shores. Season two episode one – titled The Smile – premiered on Channel 4 at 9:00pm in a controversial clash with ITV1’s popular period drama, Downton Abbey. But the talk of Twitter was undoubtedly Homeland, and the reviews were largely positive.
Matt Everitt put in some diligent preparation for last night’s opening episode:
"So what did you do all weekend Matt?" "Well, I watched all of #homeland season one in two days" "Productive then? "I also ate biscuits"
But despite a wave of positivity following C4’s broadcast, the reviews were not unanimously positive. Fans of the show’s initial run took to Twitter to share their disappointment, with Sarah Cat Nisbet tentatively announcing her reservations:
#Homeland – not as good as I thought it would be. *Covers ears and waits for shouting to subside*