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The Americans 2.08 Review: “New Car”

The Americans 2.08 Review: “New Car”

Sean Colletti April 17, 2014 0

While I would probably argue that The Americans is one of the five or so best series that is airing on TV this spring, I’ve begun to notice a kind of separation in the experience

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The Americans 2.07 Review: “Arpanet”

The Americans 2.07 Review: “Arpanet”

Sean Colletti April 10, 2014 0

The life of a spy is difficult. Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, despite the rockiness of their marriage in the first season of The Americans, haven’t had too many issues in completing their missions when they

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The Americans 2.06 Review: “Behind the Red Door”

The Americans 2.06 Review: “Behind the Red Door”

Sean Colletti April 3, 2014 0

Something that The Americans is doing noticeably well in its second season is surrounding its central characters with interesting people. Some of those people are ones we know from last year who have simply become

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The Americans 2.05 Review: “The Deal”

The Americans 2.05 Review: “The Deal”

Sean Colletti March 27, 2014 0

For a season that’s been built heavily around issues of parenthood, “The Deal” does a surprisingly moving job of bringing The Americans back to some of its earlier concerns of home and sense of place. Philip,

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The Americans 2.04 Review: “A Little Night Music”

The Americans 2.04 Review: “A Little Night Music”

Sean Colletti March 20, 2014 1

It’s easy to forget that the real names of the main characters in The Americans are not Philip and Elizabeth Jennings. Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell play the parts so well that they embody both

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The Americans 2.03 Review: “The Walk In”

The Americans 2.03 Review: “The Walk In”

Sean Colletti March 13, 2014 0

One of the most immediately attractive things in the first season of The Americans was the period soundtrack. Just in the pilot, the story was structured in a way to get the most out of

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The Americans 2.02 Review: “Cardinal”

The Americans 2.02 Review: “Cardinal”

Sean Colletti March 6, 2014 0

When reading about TV, you might occasionally come across the phrase “slow burn” as a description. In many cases, it’s a substitute for “methodical” or “deliberate” pacing in series that avoid feeling boring or

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The Americans 2.01 Review: “Comrades”

The Americans 2.01 Review: “Comrades”

Sean Colletti February 27, 2014 0

What separated The Americans from the rest of the 2013 pack of new series was not just an acute attention to detail in the espionage plots that give the show its framing and period hook,

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The Americans Season Two Starts Off With a Bang

The Americans Season Two Starts Off With a Bang

Remy Carreiro February 27, 2014 0

I will admit, The Americans has really impressed me. When I initially heard the news about a show that would be based around Cold War ideals, I wasn’t that excited, but tight writing and

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Mark February 26th As the Return Date for FX’s The Americans

Mark February 26th As the Return Date for FX’s The Americans

Remy Carreiro December 26, 2013 0

Do you guys remember the Cold War? It was a strange time. The thought that your neighbors could actually be spies for Russia was very scary, but when the war ended, it was something

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