Well written series of behind the doors exploits of 1980s Cold War era spies and their handlers. Authentic and masterful use of technology available in the period when espionage was more hands on and face to face. Incorporates real historical events within the stories of the lives of spies married with children trying to blend into normalcy while in enemy territory.
Fascinating to watch (and remember for older viewers) how both sides lived and worked in clandestine plots to uncover secrets before the digital age. Each show builds its characters whose lives depend on a game of wits and sometimes challenging whose side are they really on. Americans and Russians both believing they were right and that what they did could tip the balance of power.
Late Night with Seth Meyers should get credit for "A Closer Look" segment which is a biting commentary on current events and people. Seth knows how to deliver social, political, environmental, and other information and criticisms that can educate and amuse the audience at the same.
The show suffers from being in New York and sharing the same guests after the Tonight Show relocated from Los Angeles. Too much east coast bias now on late night TV. Some skits on all these types of shows are lame but they have to cater to wide audience and you don't have to watch every segment. I do watch the monologue, most interviews and some musical performances but skip past others. Overall it's a easy watch and way to stay up to date on what's happening that's more fun than watching the news.