Hi everyone! Damianista welcomes you to a new Fan Story Tuesday!
We celebrated Homeland’s birthday yesterday and shared with you our own stories about how this show basically changed our lives. And, today, we are bringing you fan stories from two wonderful fans who have joined the fandom earlier this year. Both Lina and Breni, exactly like most of us on this blog, came to the fandom via Homeland, and exactly like us, were mesmerized by Damian’s fantastic portrayal of Nicholas Brody. And the rest is history! We thank them for sharing their lovely stories with us all and for their constant and kind support to Fan Fun. Cheers!
I was forced by illness to endure a month of idleness in January 2017. How much can you read when a week has gone by with no change in circumstance? Time for a binge watch! I read a review of season six (and not a positive one) of Homeland and thought I’d give season one another try. Yes I’d watched an episode in real time but I couldn’t tolerate how oddly Claire Danes behaved. I know, I know bi-polar! So I got it this time.
By The Weekend I was enthralled by Q&A I was in love! I watched a couple of episodes a day; I watched on my iPad in bed, all the way to The Star. This was a serious actor in a serious role. Damian Lewis is a beautiful man. The character he created was alive to me. There is a moment with Jessica where she says “Carrie knows everything” and Brody does almost a double take. Damian shows him about to lie AGAIN and choose not to. In one second. It’s masterful and moving.
Now I watch Billions on the current end in order to keep up with you ladies! And on the back end just ’cause. There’s much for me to admire but no one to like in the show. I get to see Damian perform always a plus.
I watch Homeland to catch glimpses of Brody. There’s been a few lately, eh, ladies? Wink and nudge ( – ; That Brody died for the Iran nuclear deal is a proposition I, personally, choose to ignore.
Damianista’s note: Some of you “met” Lina earlier on the blog thanks to her wonderful Homeland Fan Fiction that we were thrilled to publish. In case you missed it, you can read it here. It is GOOD!
I watch Life. It’s clearly part of the detective with a hook trend fashionable in it’s time but again Damian Lewis. So for me, yeah, its about Brody. Thank you, Damian Lewis!
So here’s my story…
Imagine it’s summertime, when there is practically nothing to watch on tv. I say…hmmm. Everyone talks about how good Homeland is. I think I’ll watch it. I work from home and it’s particularly slow in July with clients taking family vacations. I literally watched Seasons 1-3 in 3 days.
Well, almost all 3. I have to admit, I almost didn’t watch the end of Season 3. I was so anxious to see what happened that I read spoilers. Let me tell you, I was pissed they were killing him off. I told my husband that I refused to watch it anymore. I couldn’t imagine watching Nicholas Brody die. I ended up pushing through and finishing it. I do believe I mourned the loss of his character for several days!
Carrie and Brody’s relationship sparked something in me. I am a wife and mother from North Carolina. I have two small children (2 & 5). Anyone who has had small children knows how your marriage can suffer a bit with all the changes and intensity of caring for little human beings. Hey, we are just trying to keep them alive. 🙂 The on screen love between the two characters reminded me of what things used to be like and how I wanted to bring it back! So thank you Nicholas Brody 🙂
Seriously though, I just wanted to share how full of admiration my heart is for his incredible talent. We are so fortunate he is willing to share it with the rest of the world.
I recently read a piece online where he stated how important bedtime was for his children. As a certified child sleep consultant, I was so thankful he shared that with his fans. I cannot even begin to imagine how hectic his family’s schedule is. It’s truly inspiring to hear they make their children’s bedtime a priority!
Needless to say, I’m now watching everything I can get my hands on. I’m a little late to the game but I’m hooked!
Thanks for taking the time to read!