With last season’s finale leaving us with electro-shock therapy and treason of the highest order, last night’s Homeland season two premiere was widely anticipated…by those who had Showtime. Those who didn’t had to wallow in their own envy and self-pity.
Taking cues from high school drug dealers the world over, Showtime has magnanimously offered “the first one’s on us,” posting last night’s episode on YouTube so that any yahoo with an Internet connection can watch the show and see what the fuss is about.
Their gesture also allows self-serving websites like Screen Junkies to embed the video in our site, tricking the most gullible readers into thinking that we’re somehow the reason they get to see Homeland for free.
It works out pretty well for everyone.