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5 User Reviews
Status: Hiatus
Airs: 10:00 PM ET on FX

Created by Joe Weisberg, The Americans is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington DC shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected... More

Created by Joe Weisberg, The Americans is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington DC shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President. The arranged marriage of Phillip (Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Russell), who have two children who know nothing about their parents true identity, grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but is constantly tested by the escalation of the Cold War and the intimate, dangerous and darkly funny relationships they must maintain with a network of spies and informants under their control. Complicating their relationship further is Phillip’s growing sense of affinity for America’s values and way of life. Tensions also heighten upon the arrival of a new neighbor, Stan (Emmerich), an FBI agent working in counter intelligence.

User Reviews for The Americans

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Sep 15, 2014 12:14AM EDT

This is a very, very good show. The acting is brilliant, as is the writing. I'm looking forward to seeing where the show goes in season three.

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Aug 17, 2014 3:13PM EDT

I have no idea why this show doesn't receive more praise, it is amazing yet subtle.

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Aug 2, 2014 3:34PM EDT

Badass show

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Jul 20, 2014 6:36PM EDT

Probably one of this year's most underrated dramas, The Americans is one game of cat and mouse after the other. The second season definitely improves upon the first one

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Jul 20, 2014 1:19PM EDT

The Americans is a "Homeland" but in the opposite point of view. The Russians are here, sleeper agents have infiltrated the American continent. This family of Russian spies have to overcome and deceived each other for the greater good of Russia. There is death, sex, deception, betrayal, honor, murder, manipulation, infiltration and segregation. I recommend this show to any action period drama fanatic.