I watch a lot of tv shows, a lot, and lately I've been disappointed with the quality in them.
Then I tuned into Homeland, watched all the episodes in a row in 3 days, and just finished the finale.
WOW! I'm literally blown away
What a masterpiece. I like the story, and I love the characters. The acting, the drama, the tension, it's so intense. In my opinion this show has the best acting in a television series currently running. I think it has the best of everything out there.
It didn't leave us in a total cliffhanger, I think it wrapped up the story of the 1st season nicely enough but leaving us very interested in seeing how it continues next season.