Anyone who knows me will know I’m a bit of a telly addict.
I make no apologies for some people who may look down on the fact that my TV viewing is important to me.
And sometimes you come across a show that makes you rush home to watch it every week.
And for me, Homeland was that show.
In particular, the leading lady, Claire Danes’ character of CIA agent Carrie has become one of my favourite ever on the small screen.
To sum up the programme for anyone who hasn’t seen it.
She is a CIA agent convinced that a newly released American soldier, Brody, played by British actor Damiel Lewis, has been turned and is now a terrorist.
After the first season where the whole world thinks she has gone mad, it turns out she was right.
The only snag is that she has fallen in love with the turned soldier.
Oh, the tension, the drama, her dramatic episodes are second to none and she takes acting to the limit, there’s more tension than the final of Strictly Come Dancing.
It was the season finale on Sunday and I was literally on the edge of my couch as events unfolded.
It’s brilliant telly but more than that, Carrie’s character, like the other famous small screen Carrie, Carrie Bradshaw from Sex In The City, finds a place in this viewer’s heart, you can empathise with her pain, her frustration and herlove for one man.
It really has been the highlight of the viewing schedule for me in 2012.
And I smiled when I read there were another seven seasons to come - yay!