'The Americans': The fighting, music and espionage of the Cold War

First up, a warning: Just because Keri Russell is in "The Americans," don't expect another "Felicity." Unless you always wanted Felicity to be a girl who could kick a man through a wall while working to bring down governments.Those are the kinds of things we get in "The Americans." It's gritty, sometimes dark and unquestionably great to watch. The show focuses on Elizabeth and Philip Jennings (Russell and Matthew Rhys), a "normal" couple living with their two kids in 1981 suburbia. Of course, they're not normal at all -- they are instead undercover KGB agents on a long-term spy mission to undermine America.Elizabeth and Philip are the heroes. As the show's creator, Joe Weisberg, put it, "We want you to root for the KGB."Fighting"The Americans" is not the usual slick spy show we often see on television. It's gritty, low-tech and there is a lot of fighting at close quarters. Both of the main...



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