Review: Spying for Mother Russia with 'The Americans'

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys portray moles in metro D.C. They're superhuman, but we'd be happy if they were just human.

On first taste, "The Americans," which premieres Wednesday on FX, seems to be a stew made of "Homeland" (spy stuff), "Mad Men" (relatively recent period drama) and something like "The Riches" (a family of dissemblers), though for that last ingredient you could substitute "Breaking Bad" or "Dexter" or any other series in which the protagonist has a dark secret and will go to great, brutal lengths to keep it.,0,3735500.story


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