The Americans Review: Spies Like Them

The Americans is faced with unusual task: make the premise of two KGB agents living on U.S. soil into a frightening concept.

This is difficult to achieve because - SPOILER ALERT! - the Cold War is over. There was no major Russian attack, no significant intelligence breach. So what should viewers make of Keri Russell's Elizabeth and Matthew Rhys's Phillip? That they gave it a good shot, but history tells us they ultimately failed?

Of course not.


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