The Americans 2 Seasons 2014

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Season 2
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Elizabeth comes back from her injury and straight into what should have been a routine mission - but it goes awry, leaving her and Philip in fear not only for themselves but for their whole network... and family.

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47 minutes

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Season 2
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Product Details

Genres Drama, Crime
Season year 2014
Network FX
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Broadbent TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 Feb. 2015
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The Americans is a terrific show. It concerns the lives of two KGB agents living in the early 1980's
U.S.A. They are the perfect model of the American dream. However they are dedicated to the Soviet cause
and are involved in espionage, kidnapping, sabotage, blackmail and murder. This show can be very dark.
On the other side we see the life of an F.B.I. counter intelligence agent who is equally dedicated to catching
the Russians.
The plots are gripping, the acting superb, the writing brilliant and the attention to detail regarding life in the 1980's
Is wonderful.
This show is on a par with Breaking Bad, not quite as good but very close. It really is a terrific show and after a couple of episodes you will be hooked.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By thespiralquirk on 24 Feb. 2015
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Excellent! Although this is superficially a spy story (and often moves along with considerable zip like a conventional thriller), it also looks closely at the relationships of the major characters with each other and their perceived identities. It's also a fascinating look back at the Cold War era and the 'tradecraft' that was used before computing, mobile phones & other electronic advances changed everything.

The actors are all very good but I save special commendation for Matthew Rhys who is quite brilliant.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christian Nugue on 4 Mar. 2015
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Everybody lies in this powerful series: the husband to his wife, the parents to their children, the beautiful couple to its neighbourhood, etc.. The beauty of it is that it has hardly anything to do with the supercharged plot and its iconic family of spies posing as typical middle-class American family. Which means that you can enjoy the superb show without having to follow the intricate espionage story. The script has been so strongly textured that you can follow the twists and turns of a modern family's life and thereby forget that the beautiful couple is "not for real".
'The Americans' ranks easily among the best TV shows I have ever watched: remarkable psychological bent, strong writing, textured production values, outstanding acting and an unrelenting care for the details that make it perfectly realistic.
From what I hear, 'The Americans' is not a crowd-pleaser. Too bad. I only wish we had more psychological dramas on TV and less violence and gore.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By T. Cosens TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 18 Jun. 2014
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Bigger and bolder than season 1, the new season of The Americans has really found its feet. The stakes are higher and the risks to their family and country have never been so dangerous.

Starting with the brutal murder of an ally and friend and then escalating into a huge murder mystery The Americans season 2 never fails to deliver big. It remains grounded and gritty but has heightened tension throughout. Supporting characters are never safe and right to the very end it is questionable as to whether or not any of the Jenns family will escape unscathed.

The domestic side of things has really heated up too giving Paige more to do and growing her character, Stan's personal life is also taking a battering and some tough decisions lay ahead.

Where season 2 really succeeds is in its unpredictability. It never takes the easy route out. Just when you think it is going one way it takes another turn. With a final episode sting in the tail it certainly leaves you wanting more. Here's hoping for a third season in what is becoming one of the most gripping dramas on telly.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By tdkr444 on 25 May 2014
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Its about bloody time season 2 is airing. And in case any of you guys don't know, its thankfully been renewed for season 3 next year, if theres anything I hate, its getting attached to a cancelled show (Almost Human).
This season is much more fast and suspenseful than the first, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys are terrific.
Its a shame not many people talk about this but I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IF YOU LIKE ACTION/DRAMAS, ITS ALSO A GREAT 1980'S PERIOD PIECE. CHECK IT OUT
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Philoctetes TOP 500 REVIEWER on 1 Jun. 2014
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Season 2 builds on the tangle of relationships left over from last year, straightening some out while others get more knotted and confused. Elizabeth returns from convalescence and is joyfully reunited with Phillip and the kids. Then something horrible happens. I won't say what, obviously, because it's very dramatic. I'm not even going to outline any of the missions they undertake because they're not that interesting. The show's real fascination is with identity. Who are you and how does that change when you're lying to those close to you? What happens when you put ideology or a prior commitment before family, before happiness? Really, The Americans is a kitchen-sink drama full of simmering tension. If you have freedom, what should you do with it?

Don't worry, there's plenty of violence and nudity to keep you stoked.

Everybody's being watched and it's surely no accident Noah Emmerich got the part of FBI man Stan. Truman's friend with the six-pack, remember? The Truman Show [DVD] Here's my theory for the next twist (a big-one comes at the end of S.2): the Jennings' family think that they are spies but actually, actually they're the stars of an immersive TV show and everyone else is watching them.

Personally, I'd like the writers to paint a bigger canvas, give a bolder and more wide-ranging history of the Cold War. To begin with, it seems they're trying to soften Elizabeth, make her nicer and more sympathetic, but pretty soon she's her old self. It's hard to comprehend her enthusiasm for a country which has afforded her so many harsh memories and her distaste for her adopted country where she can more or less go and do what she likes.
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