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homeland vs downton

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slartybartfast Sun 07-Oct-12 10:11:45

Whose gonna win.
Homeland in this house,
you can watch downton at 5.oo pm on a sunday, if you wish, we ended up watching a lot of homeland last series on 4od lap top, too small.

HazeltheMcWitch Sun 07-Oct-12 10:15:20

Ooh, dilemma! 2 weeks ago I'd not have had this issue, as I'd never seen Homeland, but I've just finished watching the first series on More4; one episode each evening, finished last night so I MUST feed my Homeland addiction.
They're both at 9 - 10.05. For me, it's watching HL 'live', then DA on +1, figuring that DA would have some meaty recaps so missing 5 mins not an issue.

foosty Sun 07-Oct-12 10:19:21

HOMELAND. It's amazing. I can't wait.

MrsMiniversCharlady Sun 07-Oct-12 10:20:32

Homeland; then Downton on ITV+1

slartybartfast Sun 07-Oct-12 10:27:52

downton on itv+ 1 sounds a good idea, you can't miss a second of homeland

IShallWearMidnight Sun 07-Oct-12 15:56:19

Downton with DD2, the pack her off to bed to let me watch Homeland in peace (am Vplussing Homeland).

cocolepew Sun 07-Oct-12 18:09:25

Downton, I've already seen Homeland during the week on RTE grin. It's worth the wait.

Purplehonesty Sun 07-Oct-12 18:11:02

What IS homeland? Have heard folk talk about it but being a die hard downtown fan I have not seen it

fussychica Sun 07-Oct-12 18:42:32

have to record both as I can't stand the bloody adverts! Always record anything on commercial channels so I can run them on wink

Homeland is as different to Downton as anything could possibly be. It's an American fairly complex terrorist/thriller - you'll love it.

diddl Sun 07-Oct-12 19:50:43

Homeland is fab.

I had the same dilemma, so have already watched ep 1 onlineblushgrin

hattymattie Sun 07-Oct-12 20:21:54

Can you watch Homeland series 2 without having watched series 1?

tribpot Sun 07-Oct-12 20:24:29

Oh. Homeland Series 1 on not 4OD at the moment? Not a big surprise but I was hoping to get caught up before getting stuck in to Series 2.

Abzs Sun 07-Oct-12 20:27:37

Evan Davis now, Kevin McCloud on C4+1, then Downton and Homeland on ITVplayer/4OD during the week when dh is at work and I can have them uninterrupted.

diddl Sun 07-Oct-12 20:29:15

Series one is fantastic.

Husband bought the DVDhmm & has watched the whole thing this weekend.

It´s online.

Cab you get netflix or something?

tribpot Sun 07-Oct-12 20:56:21

It's actually cheaper to buy on iTunes than DVD, hmm.

jaffacakehips Sun 07-Oct-12 21:32:14

We are watching Homeland. Recording Downtown.

DH wanted Homeland, given he's sat through all of Downtown grin Recording Downtown will watch tomorrow without DH.

Greythorne Sun 07-Oct-12 22:15:55


Pilot episode of Homeland was fab. Really different. String female lead, doing dtuff on her own terms, possible mental health issues. Totally different to the ususal female leads you get.

The scene where she is rushing to a meeting, has no time for a shower, so just goes into the bathroom and uses a damp flannel to wipe her fanjo made me think, " aha, THIS is really different."

But as the series wore on, it became more and more conventional, more and more like "24". They never reeached the level of the pilot again. Except maybe the epsiode with the Saudi prince and his american "girlfriend". That was an interesting dynamic.

But pretty formulaic by the end.

flyoverthegoldenhill Mon 08-Oct-12 09:49:09

Love Homeland. I also think its great that Carrie shows a different side to bi-polar. She is the onlyone who can 'see' Brody. Never watched Downton. I'mso expecting Saul toget brutally murdered, as Mandy Pantkin never seems to stay too long in any series.

LadyClariceCannockMonty Mon 08-Oct-12 10:09:12

Both! Downton to calm down after watching Homeland.

BillOddiesBeard Mon 08-Oct-12 10:25:00

Love, love,love Downton (mainly for Dame Maggie Smith's one liners) tried to get in to Homeland but found it hmm crap

Yorkpud Mon 08-Oct-12 11:37:44

Homeland!!! Can't get into Downton at all.

SnotandBothered Mon 08-Oct-12 11:56:13


Probably would have enjoyed Downtown but feel I have left it too late to get involved

Love love love Homeland

zamantha Tue 09-Oct-12 15:53:17

Have to do both: Downton for nostalgia and relaxation , Homeland for gripping, adrenalin rush!!

NetworkGuy Sun 14-Oct-12 13:56:08

For anyone who has considered recording too costly, sling your old VHS VCR on Ebay and look for one of the small fag-box size Freeview tuners (plugs into TV on SCART socket) that can record onto a USB stick !

Freeview recorders can be from 120 to 170 quid (I recently bought a Grundig 500 GB model from Tesco Outlet on Ebay, with warranty) so not completely going to break the bank (?)

Yes, I would record to be able to skip past adverts, and even if something is recorded more than once, is preferable to missing it. Don't like the commercial TV 'catch up' online services, no way to skip the ads!!

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