12 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

Medium 1385080084 no cable
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.

Medium 1407004262 barbed wire
Oct 11, 2014 3:43PM EDT

Eh, don't get the love for this series but Felicity is still a a tasty little biscuit so I tune in.

Default avatar cat
Sep 24, 2014 4:45PM EDT

Not your usual kind of spy drama. It has a stronger focus on the political and international plot than the romance, which i like.

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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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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

Medium hid2od9
Dec 1, 2014 8:16PM EST

love that it has a lot of r-rated scenes. and I hate that the husband and wife are not in love, or are they.

Medium buffy2
Nov 21, 2014 6:00AM EST

This show was a tip from a friend of mine. And a good tip.

The Americans take place in the early 80's and is about two KGB spies placed in the american community. It is some what an arranged marriage. But they clearly care for each other. And that is for my the best part of the show. Ofcourse their is some great spystuff in there. And it is a bit weird to follow two russian spies in America fighting a war against them. In the most... More

This show was a tip from a friend of mine. And a good tip.

The Americans take place in the early 80's and is about two KGB spies placed in the american community. It is some what an arranged marriage. But they clearly care for each other. And that is for my the best part of the show. Ofcourse their is some great spystuff in there. And it is a bit weird to follow two russian spies in America fighting a war against them. In the most cases you see the USA against Russia.

There are some intresting story lines in the show. Phillip and Elizabeth (The two spies) are in America for about 18 years, give or take. And Phillip is liking living in the USA more and more. They have two children and raised as an Americans. They have no idea that they are Russian. There is a lot of intresting stuff in there. Including how thet did spywork 30 years ago.

Default avatar cat
Nov 11, 2014 11:47PM EST

Love this show. Can't wait for it to come back!!

Medium 1401314467 fmaarraytombstone9in
Nov 1, 2014 1:27PM EDT

good serie so far intrested in seeing where this will go. U should definitly add this one to your tracker

Default avatar cat
Oct 21, 2014 12:17PM EDT

Amazing and insightful. Original and Unique. Breath of fresh drama air.