Gagandeep Singh for GUFUyourself writes - "The sophomore slump is certainly not a new concept. We’ve seen constant examples of it in sports, even when we were in high school or college and it’s certainly no stranger to television. There are plenty of TV shows that were wonderful their initial season, purely because they were better thought out in terms of building a foundation. When that second season rolls by, you end up realizing that the writers never really thought that far. Yet, with the first half of its second season Homeland looked like it was well on its way to crushing any doubters about a sophomore slump."