Best TV Moments of 2012

From acid-loving ad men to out-of-control spooks and the triumphant return of Bubba, the greatest couch-surfing moments of 2012.

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Claire Danes confronts Brody
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8. Claire Danes confronts Brody

Homeland, Showtime

Homeland holds a mighty strange place in our culture: left-wing America’s favorite right-wing propaganda. Claire Danes’ emotional swan dives are so far out there, Anne Hathaway nailed them perfectly in the great SNL parody: “There goes the chin!” “She’s having one of her jazz freakouts!” But nobody could have predicted the twist where Carrie meets Brody for a drinks date that doubles as an interrogation – then busts him in his hotel room, wailing, “I loooved you!”

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