Homecoming: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
Homecoming

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An impressive small-screen debut for Julia Roberts, Homecoming balances its haunting mystery with a frenetic sensibility that grips and doesn't let go.

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Episodes

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Air date: Nov 2, 2018
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Tv Season Info

Heidi Bergman (Roberts) is a caseworker at the Homecoming Transitional Support Center, a Geist Group facility helping soldiers transition back to civilian life. Walter Cruz (Stephan James) is one of these soldiers, eager to begin the next phase of his life. Overseeing Heidi and the facility is Colin Belfast (Bobby Cannavale), an ambitious company man whose manic demands point to questionable motives. Four years later, Heidi has started a new life, living with her mother (Sissy Spacek) and working as a small-town waitress, when a Department of Defense auditor (Shea Whigham) comes to her with questions about why she left the Homecoming facility. Heidi begins to realize that there?s a whole other story behind the story she?s been telling herself.

Cast

Julia Roberts
as Heidi Bergman
Stephan James
as Walter Cruz
Bobby Cannavale
as Colin Belfast
Shea Whigham
as Thomas Carrasco

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Critic Reviews for Homecoming Season 1

All Critics (92) | Top Critics (33)

Movie superstar Julia Roberts crushes here, benching her legendary smile - mostly - to play a frazzled, damaged administrator discovering the dark side of a corporate-run program for veterans.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…
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The result is a television series that's frequently breathtaking.

Nov 5, 2018 | Full Review…

This is a well-executed mystery that avoids a lot of the pitfalls of both mystery shows and science-fiction-tinged shows: it's not overdetermined, it's not overcomplicated, and it's not suddenly upending itself.

Nov 2, 2018 | Full Review…
NPR
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Whigham's portrayal of Carrasco is the most compelling. He provides a strong rooting interest as a dogged investigator who's seen as just another nameless underling by his condescending boss.

Nov 2, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's a pleasure to see Roberts stretch her legs on TV, particularly in her scenes opposite James, where her heart is most evident. The two clearly have a strong chemistry... and they are surrounded by a fine supporting cast.

Sep 21, 2018 | Full Review…

It brilliantly captures the essence of the military compound and Heidi's place in it. And look out for a remarkable long tracking shot that begins on the exterior and somehow brings us in via a large fish tank mounted in a wall...

Nov 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Homecoming is an exercise in postmodern pastiche that seems to have forgotten to have much of a story.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Homecoming is a visually lush exploration of trauma, memory, and the human heart vs. the mind.

Jan 8, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Ominous as a Hitchcock film; beautifully photographed as a De Palma film. Julia Roberts best performance possibly ever. Everything about this series is first rate

Jan 5, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

A slow burner yes but so satisfying, both emotionally and in terms of plot, by the time the characters come home.

Dec 20, 2018 | Full Review…

It's an interesting and unsettling re-structuring of the detective drama, and it adds to the visual and aural onslaught from Esmail and co, who are pulling the strings to engage the viewer even when the story lulls.

Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…

There is an excellent aesthetic here and wonderful performances, but one can't help but feel like the series becomes predictable. [Full Review in Spanish]

Mar 4, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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