'The Americans' premiere recap: Can the KGB win this time?

It's definitely time we started rooting for the Russians to win the Cold War. Based on the first episode of "The Americans," communism is a small price to pay for the continuance of such excellent TV. Find out why in this recap of the show's pilot.Cloak and dagger and browniesMeet Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell) Jennings. Elizabeth seduces a high-level government official in a bad*ss blonde wig. With her husband, she runs around the mean streets of Washington, DC, capturing deadly assassins to the pounding tune of Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk." These hardcore spies actually debate about whether or not to take their dying colleague to a hospital. They rush to the docks in order to deliver a prisoner to Mother Russia.And then they go home. To the suburbs. This is "The Americans." It's all about that incredible.What's going on?Elizabeth and Philip are members of the KGB's Directorate-S, a secret spy program that...



Want to comment on this? First, you must log in to your SideReel account!