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At the end of this week's review of Homeland, Cory says: "Brody stinks". He obviously meant it literal, as Saul put his handkerchief in front of his nose. But there is another way of looking at it. Do we really want him back because we still like Brody or do we think he stinks? Did we like him in the first two seasons and are we still awaiting great things from him or has his greatness diminished a bit?

To shine a little light on this question, I would like to pose the question: who do you like better: Brody or Brody. We've got (at least) two Brody's on our screen at this moment. To be honest, being a man, I like to look at Morgan Brody and I do not specifically like to look at Nicholas Brody. But is that all there is?



Nicholas Brody, the former United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper who was held captive for eight years. After his return home, he became a hero, suspected terrorist, congressman, killer and fugitive. Current whereabouts: heroin addict in Venezuela. He has been through some kind of hell in all parts of the world. Nobody except Carrie likes him. He seems to have issues with the woman in his life (daughter, wife and mistress). He is father of two and expecting one child. He speaks fluent Arabic.

Morgan Brody, a CSI in the Las Vegas crime lab. Her father is the sheriff of Clark County. She seems to be a sweet girl who can be a kind off badass if needed. She likes science. Current whereabouts: happily living in Green valley, Las Vegas. Everybody likes her. She seemed to have some daddy issues. She is around 28 years old, has no kids and we don't see her dating at all. She speaks Arabic really bad.

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And please, tell us why in the comments.
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I vote Brody from Mall Rats.
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Had to look that one up as I never had heard of it. Seems to be enjoyable from the comments. Regrettably this 'Brodie' does not comply as 'Brodie' is his first name and its 'Brodie' and not 'Brody'.
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Bummer. He is by far the best one.
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Well, there's also **ahem...** Brody from Ground Floor, a **cough, cough*** "fantastic" character to be remembered... (No, I just had to mention that because of the coincidence in names, that's all.)
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I found him and saw his 'meet me' introduction video. I think he indeed would have come in third here .......
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At least I totally approve of his taste in women!
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Absolutely, didn't want to mention it, but she is very good looking. When I saw her in Brody's video, I immediately wanted to see hers (and I did). She might be the reason to watch it ...........
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Brody was a great character. Emphasis on WAS. As much as I've defended Homeland's third season overall, I have no interest whatsoever in the somewhat random and, dare I say, gratuitously cruel choice to have Brody turn into a heroin addict - to me this kind of character destruction is just as cheap as pornography except we get the needles and the rest of the drug paraphernalia. Just UGH!
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Agree. What I've seen from the next episode is that he will completely be feree from the heroin and a kind off badass, trained by Saul. This does not comply with what I know off addicts at all.
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Then again, I like the Dana Brody character, although the writing around her trials and tribulations (after season one) is desultory at best. The writers blew a good opportunity to create a fascinating and sympathetic character, and wasted the talents of a promising actress. As for Chris Brody, they would've done better by writing in the family dog ...

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Nicholas Brody's character is about as freaking complex as it gets.

Abandonment, brainwashing, PTSD, torture, the violent death of a (surrogate) child, culture shock, reunion with children he barely recognizes, his wife's infidelity, sexual dysfunction, best friend's betrayal, new girlfriend's betrayal (sorta), killing his co-conspiratorial comrade ... and then, just as he's about to get escape from this hellscape, he's falsely accused of a heinous crime and becomes the most wanted man in the world.

I'm not sure it would be realistic to expect such a character to generate warmth, humour, and empathy.

Simply to play such a character would break me. (Damien Lewis is truly a brilliant actor). Maybe it's my own background -- Psychology social work, and counselling -- but Brody's erratic search for redemption fascinates me.
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I'm seeing Morgan Brody for the first time, and I love her already!
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I know, she is gorgeous. She has these beautiful eyes that are looking at you. Go see an episode she is in.
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