If you like espionage thrillers as much as I do (and are missing the days of Alias), then I think Homeland will be the perfect remedy to fill any void in your life that yearns for a well-acted, character-driven mystery with a lot at stake (actually, now I’m pretty sure I’m wanting to fill the void that Lost created when it ended two years ago). Unless, of course, you’ve already seen the entire series last fall in the US. But alas, Homeland just premiered in the UK on Sunday night and I made sure not to miss it, as I’ve been itching to watch since it seemed to win pretty much everything at this year’s Golden Globes. And lucky for me, I don’t have to pay for Showtime to watch it – just a steep UK TV license fee instead! Needless to say, I am absolutely hooked from what is one of the best pilots I have seen in recent times. It’s riveting without being showy, and there are already so many layers to the characters, with everyone seeming to be hiding something. You can watch a three minute clip from the first episode here, and if you live in the UK you can watch the pilot on Channel 4’s website.