USA's Da Vinci Raiders of the Lost Heroes of Homeland Is an Absolute Mess

March 5, 2015 5:49 PM

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USA's Da Vinci Raiders of the Lost Heroes of Homeland Is an Absolute Mess

USA’s ambitious new Jersualem-based drama “Dig” comes from the minds of Gideon Raff (“Homeland”) and Tim Kring (“Heroes”), and those two pedigrees have come together to bring exactly the kind of show you would expect. There appear to be some people who have abilities beyond the normal, and the whole thing has a strong connection to the Middle East. Throw in a dash of religious conspiracy and “Dig” is certainly a show that’s juggling big ideas.

The problem is that it is at least so far missing the key ingredient that made both “Heroes” and “Homeland” so utterly compelling in their first seasons. The Showtime drama captured America’s imagination thanks to the characters of Carrie Matheson and Nicholas Brody, as performed by Emmy winners Cla...

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