'The Americans' review: The Cold War heats up on FX

The Cold War may have ended over 20 years ago, but FX has brought it to current TV with "The Americans" -- but this offering is from the perspective of the Russians. Keri Russell ("Felicity") and Matthew Rhys ("Brothers & Sisters") star as married Russian spies Elizabeth and Philip Jennings. On the outside, they're just a regular American family -- two kids, Chevrolet in the garage, sports practice, trips to the mall. But behind closed doors (and on secret missions), they're spying for the Russian government.That's interesting enough on its own, but throw in an FBI agent living across the street in the form of Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich) and marital strife over loyalty to the Motherland, and FX has the makings of another stellar drama on its hands. Set up as the protagonists, with an arranged marriage for the purpose of spying, the Jenningses are enjoyable to watch carry out their missions to obtain...



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