“Homeland” & “Zero Dark”: Comparisons

With “Homeland” given the top Emmy and “Zero Dark Thirty” winning all the Best Picture of the Year awards so far: it’s time to say that 2012 is the Year of the Female Spy. Jace Lacob explores the thematic overlaps between two skullduggers now stealing our collective attention: Claire Danes’s character on “Homeland” and Jessica Chastain’s Maya in “Zero Dark Thirty.” WARNING: The linked article contains plot details from the latest episode of “Homeland.”

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