The Americans

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Wednesday 10:00 PM on FX Premiered Jan 30, 2013 Between Seasons

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AIRED ON 6/8/2016

Season 4 : Episode 13

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The Americans follows two KGB agents posing as Americans in the suburbs of Washington D.C. The series stars Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, and Noah Emmerich.

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  • Missing the show already

    9.0
    Wow- this is such a well-crafted show. All the elements come together so well, the strong level of acting throughout the ensemble, the writing and direction- that never fail to create suspense, and- as one who came of age in the late, great 80's- the costumes, music, and set design are spot on! Even though I already know the show's been renewed for 2 more seasons, I still felt anxious over whether they'd be discovered or not, whether they'd make the break for Moscow or not. I was working in the USG in DC back in those days, and it's fun to see familiar spots now and then. And also, that Reagan-era sense of bravado and self-righteousness that was so palpable then just comes rushing back into focus in the hour spent with these guys.



    I know this show is critically acclaimed, but I can't for the life of me understand why the viewership is as low as it is. But then again, you are required to think and feel while consuming this drama. It does bring to mind the power of film/theatre-- much like watching the film "Downfall" made be question my very nature at the point where I suddenly, surprisingly, found myself feeling sympathetic toward the Nazis in the bunker-- the decades-long drumbeat of how awful the KGB is and was, gets turned on its head here. It makes you ask questions of yourself, that I'm sure plenty of people find uncomfortable. But isn't that why we watch something like this? For the delicious and profound questioning it makes you undertake?



    I'm missing this show already, and can't wait for the next round of adventures. It's going to keep me wondering, in its absence, though, just how many different directions can Paige's eyebrows meander at the same time?moreless
  • DAUGHTER PAIGE

    1.0
    LOVED THE 1ST 3 SEASONS UNTIL THEY BROUGHT PAIGE INTO THEIR CHARACTER DISCUSTS ME-SHE'S SUCH A *** WIMP. I WON'T BE WATCHING MUCH LONGER IF HER CHARACTER STAYS ON THE SAME PATH. SHOULD GET RID OF HER SOMEHOW.
  • The KGB are our enemies? IThink Not.

    10
    Wow I have finally caught up in full with all three seasons of "The Americans" and it's the best Suspense/Drama show I have ever watched and I watch a ton of television shows. I will say this is a review for all three seasons and not just one or two of them. I will start off with the story which takes place in Washington, . during the Cold War in the 1980's. The story progresses outside of this conflict to center on a married KGB couple with children that are spies working for their Motherland Russia. I love the story because no show to my recollection has ever dived into a story like this one and least of all not centered on it. I will move onto the acting which is Superb. I mean Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell as the main protagonists are Incredible and really flesh the characters out. The other actors and actresses all do an Amazing job including Noah Emmerich as the FBI Agent. I will follow up now on the action which is in my opinion extremely scrutinized and I mean that in a great way. The action/espionage is done Masterfully as it was created by Joe Weisberg who used to be in the CIA. I believe he recreates that time period with exquisite detail. The action is not Game of Thrones violence but when it's there it's all out and running for the finish line. I will finish with the cinematography which is done flawlessly and every shot and angle is shot with a purpose. I will close by saying this is a Must See television show. I mean I can think of no other show that keeps my Heart racing every episode at what might happen next like this show does and you will not regret watching it of that I can assure you. I can't wait for Season 4.moreless
  • The Whole Show

    1.0
    @ stephenhill52459615, I am 100% in agreement with you. I stuck to the bitter end JUST to see if those waste of spaces would be caught and put away forever. And what they were putting the Daughter through! Yea, the Dad was there to help shield her from becoming part of the "machine" but, he too HAS to answer for his crimes. The Mom, lock her away deep into a pit and let her rot. I loved this show and at the same time hated it. I am glad it is off of the air. As a vet having served during the show's timeline, I am disgusted by it. Oh, and hooray for the Daughter at the end. Now I can fantasize that her scummy parents were caught, tried and hung as well they deserved.moreless
  • The Best Show You're Not Watching....

    9.5
    The Americans is one of the most underrated shows on TV, and it should be having the same exposure as the likes of Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones. Tense, gripping, awesome cold war drama at the top of its game with some great acting from Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell. The child actors are surprisingly good as well, and the rich atmosphere of this show with the strong serialization and individual episode quality (there hasn't been a poor one three seasons in) makes this a must watch.moreless
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