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5.0 out of 5 stars easily the best new tv drama of 2013, 20 Jan 2014
This review is from: The Americans - Season 1 [DVD] (DVD)
There were two great new tv dramas that came out in 2013... The Vikings and The Americans. Out of the two I think the Americans just edges the best drama.

Considering who they are supposed to be playing and the paranoia the acting is great. Each episode adds to the story and fill in episodes are minimal and where they do occur, they provide essential background knowledge to the storyline which is unlike many tv dramas these days.

Each episode has some action but almost everything is absolutely believable. This is no Jack Bauer/James Bond type set of spies... these are people who make mistakes, who ride their luck and who recruit others to do the dirty work... which makes this spy drama one of the more believable TV spy dramas in some time.

The whole perspective from the position of the KGB buys into the recent trend of making the traditional 'bad guys' the heros. You are never sure whether you want them to get caught or whether you want them to get away.

The only bit that stretches reality is the role of the FBI spy catcher... but I really like the coincidential nature of the story because it allows the viewer to see him live like a normal person and make the same mistakes and successes as someone in that role would actually make. FBI agents have families and live in the suburbs too.
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Initial post: 2 Mar 2014 00:57:37 GMT
I loved The Americans but did you see Banshee? Great show!

In reply to an earlier post on 1 May 2014 16:18:46 BDT
Hi,
Some rumors says that the DVDs are with Danish subtitel even it`s not visible on the cover, would you be kind to have a look telling me if it`s right.

I would be very thankful.

All the best

Jan DK. Thanks a lot.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Aug 2014 22:50:01 BDT
K Smith says:
Also, True Detective and Ray Donovan are both TV shows from 2013. Nuff said!
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