A intense new TV show focuses on the rehabilitation of veterans after their time in the military has ended — and not in the way you think. I’m talking about Homecoming, a new Amazon Prime series based on a podcast by Gimlet Media that is akin to an episode of Black Mirror, but on mixture of Xanax and anabolic steroids.
Homecoming follows the enigmatic story of a administrator at the veteran rehab facility (played by Julia Roberts) and the Department of Defense Inspector General employee who is attempting to investigate a mysterious tangle of corporate malfeasance despite an ever-increasing list of obstacles.
The creative visual design of Homecoming coupled with amazing performances leave a strong impression, and the trailers suggest that the series will prove a binge-able military thriller. But to really tease the mysterious show, Amazon put on an event in New York City to showcase their newest offering, which we were lucky enough to check out
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The event itself was a bit insane. It involved being picked up by actors pretending to be staffers from the rehab facility of the same name as the series, and then being processed into a mock version of the facility. As most likely the only veteran in attendance, the experience was incredibly surreal; attendees were thanked profusely for their service while they were ‘playing’ soldiers who were sent to the seedy rehab center for treatment. Frankly, The mock DD-214 issued to me was a delicious cherry on top of my evening, which came complete with a four-episode sneak preview of the series.
Getting my new papers, DD-214 and such, at the Homecoming event in NYC.
It’s always a good thing when you hit the end of an episode wanting to know more, and I certainly cannot wait to binge watch the rest of the series when it goes live on Nov. 2.
Officers from the California Highway Patrol arrested a homeless man Thursday morning after he allegedly threw a stolen Caltrans tripod onto Interstate 5 in downtown Sacramento, endangering the occupants of a van as it crashed through its windshield.
The incident happened just after 10:30 a.m., when the Caltrans survey tripod was stolen from the corner of Neasham Circle and Front Street, CHP South Sacramento said in a news release.
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's parliament descended into chaos on Sunday when lawmakers brawled over the appointment of a new speaker, an inauspicious start to the assembly which was sitting for the first time since chaotic elections last year.
Results of last October's parliamentary election were only finalized earlier this month after repeated technical and organizational problems and widespread accusations of fraud.
If the Pentagon had to take Consumer Math class in high school, they'd flunk.
The U.S. military—correction, the U.S. taxpayer—is spending more money to buy fewer weapons. The reason? Poor acquisition practices, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
"DOD's 2018 portfolio of major weapon programs has grown in cost by $8 billion, but contains four fewer systems than last year," GAO found.