'Homeland' battles on, as reality catches up with Showtime drama

'Homeland' season 7 review: The Showtime series begins the march toward the end, but reality has caught up with the drama starring Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin

Indeed, the series about the war against terrorism and, increasingly, the sacrifices made on the altar to it at home has gone from paralleling current events -- at time the show felt eerily prescient, as if current events were going out of their way to promote it -- to in many ways being overtaken by them. Even the latest plot, driven by an overreaching female president, somehow feels relativel...