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The Americans is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President. The arranged marriage of Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell), who have two children – 13-year-old Paige (Holly Taylor) and 10-year-old Henry (Keidrich Sellati), 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 Philip’s growing sense of affinity for America’s values and way of life. Tensions also heighten upon the arrival of a new neighbor, Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich), an FBI agent. Stan and his partner, Agent Chris Amador (Maximiliano Hernández), are members of a new division of Counterintelligence tasked with fighting against foreign agents on U.S. soil, including KGB Directorate S illegals, Russian spies posing as Americans.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPilot||The Americans is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in||1:09:13||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Clock||When Philip and Elizabeth are given an urgent task to plant a bug in Defense Secretary Caspar||47:45||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGregory||Philip and Elizabeth discover that their murdered colleague Robert had a wife they never knew about||45:40||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoIn Control||When an assassin attempts to kill President Reagan, Philip and Elizabeth scramble to handle the||42:13||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoComint||A crucial agent crumbles under emotional distress and threatens to topple a valuable network of KGB||39:39||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoTrust Me||A mole hunt within the KGB causes suspicion amongst allies and shatters trust within the Jennings’||49:20||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoDuty and Honor||Philip and Elizabeth’s troubled marriage is further tested when a mission to discredit a Polish pro-||40:39||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMutually Assured Destruction||Philip and Elizabeth must stop an assassin from taking out key US scientists, while Stan and the FBI||47:07||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSafe House||Philip and Elizabeth are put to the test when a routine mission goes horribly wrong. Stan and the||48:38||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoOnly You||Stan pursues a lead that puts him on the trail to one of Gregory's crew members, closing the gap||45:25||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoCovert War||Events in Moscow strike a personal chord for Elizabeth, leading her to take on a dangerous mission||41:51||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|12||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Oath||One of Elizabeth's agents has key intel for sale, but she and Philip find themselves taking||42:17||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|13||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Colonel||When Philip and Elizabeth are ordered to go through with a meeting that could potentially be a set-||47:02||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|102||HDVideoIn Character With: Kerri Russell||The Americans Season 1 is now available for download! Go behind the scenes with Kerri Russell as she||4:57||Season Only||View In iTunes|
|103||HDVideoIn Character With: Matthew Rhys||The Americans Season 1 is now available for download! Go behind the scenes with Matthew Rhys as he||4:57||Season Only||View In iTunes|
|104||HDVideoWorld Premiere||The Americans Season 1 is now available for download! Join Tava Smiley on the red carpet with the||4:57||Season Only||View In iTunes|
|105||HDVideoSecrets and Lives (Exclusive)||A Character Dossier of The Americans - An exploration of Elizabeth Jennings, Phillip Jennings, and||7:02||Season Only||View In iTunes|
Wow - Impressive pilot.
I am not one to be gentle when it comes to critiquing TV shows and have only a few, all scripted, that I like. I do not need sexual inuendo, crudity , or gratuitous se x and violence to enjoy a show. In fact, just the opposite. I am too old, and I would hope, wise, for the pop culture to have much effect on me, so there ya have it, The Americans though, is somewhat different TV - Historically based, period wise anyway, it hits a time period that is dear to me, and has strong characters whom I think one can, as a viewer, care about, as well as a scenario that has infinite possibilities as far as exciting and tense interactions. To me this show appears to have the real potential to be a superior offering.
In short, I really liked it. It kept my interest throughout, and even brought back memories that it was nice to refresh. It will probably stuggle with the 18-45 or so demographic the sponsors worship, and thus, so do the networks, and with those viewers who have little historical perspective. The Americans will probably have a short life while crude comedies and reality shows thrive, but I cannot change that. I can however, watch it, and I shall, for as long as it lives, and I will make the best of this opportunity, regardless of its length. I would hope others would do the same,
FX is saving TV
Truly original with excellent plot, script, acting, direction, and backdrop. I think anyone would enjoy this show, and I was hooked 5 minutes into the pilot. FX/USA are making network television look lazy. Suits, White Collar, Breaking Bad, Justified...the whole lot of these original series are fantastic. I put The Americans right at the top of any list. Enjoy.
Don't pay for commercials
Paid $.99 for the Pilot. Show was decent enough…but definitely not enough to sit through commercials after paying for a show. Fox does this on their main shows (see New Girl) and now they're doing it on subsidiary networks. Don't know about you, but I refuse to pay for shows with ads.