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Cold war thrills,
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This review is from: The Americans - Season 1 [DVD] (DVD)
In the Reagan era A pair of deep-cover Soviet spies masquerade as a typical American couple whose children, neighbors, coworkers and friends are completely unaware of their activities. The series conjures up the tensions that arise from such a situation.
I bought this series because I liked the non-nonsense acting, the focus on details that makes the story credible and the flawless juxtaposition of ordinary American middle-class life and the twists and turns linked with a spying activity. The actors are utterly convincing in both roles although they occasionally have to "switch their masks" in a matter of seconds.
Solid, classic story-telling.