‘Homeland’: 1 Protagonist Was So Despised Fans Wanted Her Killed Off

Country on to Showtime in 2011 with political acumen and mystery and engaging drama. The show had a star-studded show and was exceptionally good and the audience was very captivated by the show.

While not immune to the controversial views that most drama with national security themes suffer from, it remained strong all the way through the end of the series in April 2020. Despite being a show so lovable, one character has drawn an unequal amount of criticism.

Dana Brody’s Morgan Saylor character was largely hated by fans who liked the show otherwise. Why did Dana hate so much, and did she really deserve all the criticism that Saylor received for the role?

How Dana Responds to ‘Homeland’

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Damian Lewis as Nicholas “Nick” Brody and Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in a Country (episode 8) – Photo: Kent Smith / SHOWTIME – Photo ID: omeland_107_0037

Country a story about a sea, Sergeant Nicholas Brody, returns after being a prisoner of war for 8 years. Although he appears to be an American warrior, Carrie Mathison, an anti-CIA activist, begins on suspicion that he has been arrested and “turned on” in his time as Abu Nazir’s terrorist prisoner.

As the show unfolds and it becomes clear that there is value to Mathison ‘s suspicions, the characters engage in an intense web of mind and spirit.

As Sergeant Brody’s daughter, Dana argues with him as events spiral out of control, and her life is turned upside down. As the show progresses through the early seasons Dana becomes increasingly controversial and enthralled by how the childhood and life she knew grow into distant memories.

The story is based on the Israeli TV series Prisoners of War created by Gideon Raff, who was an active producer on it Country.

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Morgan Saylor will attend AOL Build Presents debate Elizabeth Wood, Morgan Saylor, Justin Bartha and Brian Marc on “White Girl” at AOL Headquarters on August 26, 2016 in New York City.
Morgan Saylor | Jim Spellman / WireImage

Fan criticism of Dana was almost universal in the early seasons. The show’s lovers made fans dedicated to hating the character, social media was always making fun of her, and she was a favorite punchline for the show’s parodies.

The usual complaint revolves around Saylor’s portrayal of always being brutal and that her stories don’t add to the overall plot. Viewers complained that what she did rarely made sense in the report, and wished they could get on to other plot points without visiting teenage Dana angst.

As a 16-year-old girl though it’s fair for fans to want a less angsty picture of a girl who had thought her father was dead for 8 years, just to return as a man which had changed dramatically? She always works out through drug use, sexual debt, and other ramifications of a clearly diminishing state of mind.

Fans criticized that teenage angst and teenage rebellion did not fit the plot, but it can also be said that many missed the point – that is the plot. Dana’s story arc is about a child whose entire structure and support system crumbles, and watching her deal (or fail) with the difficulties she presents is at the heart of the drama. .

HuffPost report that the fan hatred caused viewers to want her killed from the series. One fan tweeted: “Dear @SHO_Homeland, Get rid of Dana Brody immediately. Love, everyone. ”Another said:“ Less Dana and teenage romance suicide drama. More Nick Brody and CIA, government, terrorism topics please. “

Morgan Saylor speaks out

In an interview with The daily beast in 2013, Saylor talks about the hatred she received for her portrayal of the character on the show. She compares herself to Skyler White’s Anna Gunn character Breaking bad, as a character people hate hate, but he is at the heart of the story and leads the conflict.

The interview notes that the character is more real than people can deal with, genuinely dealing with impractical situations. Asked what her intentions were with the character, Saylor replies: “Dana’s story is different from most Country, and I know that. But it shows the impact Brody’s actions have on his family. ”

A whole story cannot be interesting and active. Sometimes the impact of these actions needs to be examined in the narrative, and what is closer to home than the daughter of the man at the heart of the conflict?

Saylor talks at length about how much she hates, and how he usually turns his back on her: “Characters are not always desired. You could look at most of the characters and see mixed opinions. I do not know. I will not take it personally. I think it’s interesting to see people, like, spend so much time focusing on something like that. ”

It’s really uplifting to see such a mature response to fan anger from such a young actor. While Saylor’s performance is on Country of course that wasn’t perfect, fans should step back and take a look at the whole story and remember that artists sometimes have to use colors that are not as they prefer to paint the whole picture.

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