Remember when the movie musical was dead? Well, Sunday night's Academy Awards telecast will be a resounding reminder that, in the immortal words of Dr. Frankenstein, "It's ALIVE!!"
The season finale Sunday of Homeland marks the climax of a trifecta of sorts. The Showtime spy thriller is joined by a nearly surefire Oscar nominee for Best Picture ( Silver Linings Playbook) and one of the best-reviewed Broadway musicals of recent years ( Next to Normal) - completing a trio of powerful genre-busting works of art in which bipolar disorder drives the plot and is at the heart of the main character's identity.
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