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The Americans
« on: April 22, 2013, 04:45:19 pm »
I just started watching this, and I think it is a well done show. It follows a man and woman from Russia in 1982 who are in the US as spies. They live as a couple with two kids and they are well planted in the burbs outside of DC, living the American dream; nice home, family, jobs - meanwhile they both hold a hatred for American, although they have been her for nearly 2 decades.

The husband has a bit of a soft spot for the US, but the wife is a die-hard commie. As the show starts, they are tasked to plant a bug in Casper Weinburger's home office and we see the lengths they are willing to go to do well for their motherland.

There is also a neighbor who is FBI and just came out of DEEP COVER in some sort of sting operation, he is now tracking down a missing spy that has fallen in the hands of his all American like family next door.

It stars the girl who played Felicity way back when, I never cared for her much until this part - she plays the spy part well.

I see there are several episodes, we have seen 2 and will be watching more - I know that this is something that should be right up KathyP's alley and many others here. I think this show has promise and seeing life during the Reagan Administration gives me some insight to the politics I missed as a much younger man.
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Re: The Americans
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013, 05:07:04 pm »
i watched the 1st couple and then have recorded the rest.  have not had time to watch them yet.  it did seem like my kind of show  ;)
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Re: The Americans
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 06:32:09 pm »
Great show.  Haven't missed an episode.  A bit too much gratuitous sex for my tastes.  Maybe they'll tone it down after folks start watching, like they with Justified and some others.

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Re: The Americans
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2013, 09:35:21 pm »
I love this show also.. Also have not missed an episode.