Posts tagged "The Americans"

The Americans Review: The Deal

The Americans Review: The Deal
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen The Americans Season 2, Ep. 5 – “The Deal.” After a season and a half of lying and cheating and spying the Jennings have finally done something so terrible it cannot be easily dismissed as “part of the job.” The scientist Philip and Elizabeth were tasked... Read more »

The Americans Review: A Little Night Music

The Americans Review: A Little Night Music
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen The Americans Season 1, Ep. 4 – “A Little Night Music.” “We are trained to use everything we have. That’s hard on the soul.” – Oleg When you deal exclusively in lies and deceit, sooner or later the truth will begin to seep out. Truths were... Read more »

The Americans Review: The Walk In

The Americans Review: The Walk In
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen The Americans Season 2, Ep. 3 – “The Walk In.” “The Walk In” may be a reference to Bruce Dameran, last week’s KGB walk in who only proved useful as a pawn in Nina and Stan’s power struggle, but there were plenty of other walk-ins this... Read more »
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The Americans Review: The Cardinal

The Americans Review: The Cardinal
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen The Americans Season 2, Ep. 2 – “The Cardinal.” There’s always a huge disconnect between the promos for The Americans and the actual episodes. The promos depict a spy game full of standoffs and car chases while the actual episodes contain a lot more listening and... Read more »

The Americans Review: Comrades

The Americans Review: Comrades
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen The Americans Season 2, Ep. 1 – “Comrades.” After a stellar first season The Americans came back full throttle. When one imagines “full throttle” for a Cold War spy thriller, one might imagine tense interrogations and bloody shootouts. But that’s never been the driving force behind... Read more »

The Americans Finale Recap: "The Colonel"

The Americans Finale Recap: "The Colonel"
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen The Americans Season 1 Finale – “The Colonel”. After an outstanding first season The Americans came to a close this week doing what it does best: giving us a tense spy drama as mere backdrop to the tenser personal relationships at the heart of the show.... Read more »
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The Americans Recap - The Oath

The Americans Recap - The Oath
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen The Americans Season 1, Ep. 12 – “The Oath”. The exciting thing about what “The Oath” set up for the finale is that it could go a myriad of ways. But, of all the possible outcomes, it’s impossible to see what will be left for the... Read more »

The Americans Recap - Covert War

The Americans Recap - Covert War
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen The Americans Season 1, Ep. 11 – “Covert War”. The third to last episode of a season is all about setting the stage for the grand finale; and if “Covert War” is any indication, this finale is going to be quite sad. All of our various... Read more »

The Americans Recap - Only You

The Americans Recap - Only You
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen The Americans Season 1, Ep. 10 – “Only You”. Gregory’s last wish was to live for a purpose, to die knowing that his life had made a difference in the world. And to his mind, he did. We might never know what it was that made... Read more »
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The Americans Recap - Safe House

The Americans Recap - Safe House
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen The Americans Season 1, Ep. 9 – “Safe House”. Two weeks ago I compared The Americans to Three’s Company because the central plot was based around a misunderstanding. I realize now that this was short sighted. It not so much that The Americans is borrowing plot... Read more »