You most likely have to be an avid Homeland viewer to fully appreciate this parody of the Showtime program, and NewsFeed suspects that most of the folks over at SNL are big fans, as it also got a shout-out last week. Anne Hathaway shined as an over-the-top, spastic, nearly bipolar Claire Danes, serving as the backbone to this sketch. Even for non-viewers of the Emmy-winning show, the theatrics and drama are entertaining — but again, this skit might have been a bit isolating to those unfamiliar with the program. If anything, this gives us all just another reason to acquaint ourselves with the seriously hyped show.
Really love Anne Hathaway in anything she does and enjoyed The Legend of Mokiki and the Sloppy Swish but had a mega sense of Déjà vu ‘cause of how much it reminded me Leos Carax’s short film “Merde” on the compilation movie Tokyo.
I was really glad to see the return of the musical digital shorts because those were the best thing on the show while Sandburg was around. I agree that this one didn’t quite live up to the old ones, but it was still really funny and catchy. I was talking to a coworker at DISH about the bit, and he was saying that they should have had Rihanna instead of Anne in the sketch. That would have been amazing and could have brought it to the level of the old digital shorts. I missed the show because I was out last night, but thankfully my Hopper from DISH recorded it for me. I love that I can record the whole season without worrying about storage space on my hard drive. I wonder if we will be getting more bits like this with the conclusion of the election; if so this is a promising start!