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Americans" review by Suzanne
Airs Wednesdays on FX at 10:00pm
I enjoyed this show a lot more than I thought I would.
It's very well done. It shouldn't be a surprise, considering
that the writers are from shows like "House" and
The show takes place mostly in the 1980's. It's about a
suburban couple that is secretly spying for the Russians.
they are deep undercover and have been living here for
years. They even have two kids, who have no idea about their
lives. The "parents" are just agents and, at the beginning
of the show, they aren't lovers. She is very dedicated
to her job, much more so than he is. He is getting tired of
it and would rather retire and stay there, be a real
They both have to do a lot of terrible things that they
don't want to do, such as pose as a prostitute to get
information, or hurt innocent people. Their situation
becomes even more complicated when an FBI agent moves in
next door. It sounds kind of silly and contrived, but they
do a great job with the idea.
You will no doubt enjoy the action, and the great acting,
and the twists and turns of the plot. It has a wonderful
cast, starting with the two main stars Matthew Rhys and Keri
Russell. I'm glad to see them again, and in such a great
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