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The Americans 4 Seasons 2013

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The Americans is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President.

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Season 1
1. Pilot

The Americans is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 9 minutes Release date: 30 January 2013
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2. The Clock

When Philip and Elizabeth are given an urgent task to plant a bug in Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's office, they risk exposure when an unwilling maid of the Weinberger home refuses to cooperate.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 47 minutes Release date: 6 February 2013
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3. Gregory

Philip and Elizabeth discover that their murdered colleague Robert had a wife they never knew about. As they try to determine what she knows and where her allegiance lies, Stan's investigation into Robert's death puts him hot on their trail.

AGES-12-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 45 minutes Release date: 13 February 2013
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4. In Control

When an assassin attempts to kill President Reagan, Philip and Elizabeth scramble to handle the fallout within the KGB.

AGES-12-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: 20 February 2013
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5. Comint

A crucial agent crumbles under emotional distress and threatens to topple a valuable network of KGB informants.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 39 minutes Release date: 27 February 2013
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6. Trust Me

A mole hunt within the KGB causes suspicion amongst allies and shatters trust within the Jennings' marriage. Meanwhile, Stan's plan to keep his mole safe puts her at even greater risk of discovery.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: 6 March 2013
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7. Duty and Honor

Philip and Elizabeth's troubled marriage is further tested when a mission to discredit a Polish pro-democracy leader reunites Philip with his old flame.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 40 minutes Release date: 13 March 2013
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8. Mutually Assured Destruction

Philip and Elizabeth must stop an assassin from taking out key US scientists, while Stan and the FBI hunt the same man. Grannie shocks Elizabeth with the truth of what happened between Philip and Irina in New York.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 47 minutes Release date: 20 March 2013
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9. Safe House

Philip and Elizabeth are put to the test when a routine mission goes horribly wrong. Stan and the FBI are pushed to their limit when one of their own goes missing.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 48 minutes Release date: 3 April 2013
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10. Only You

Stan pursues a lead that puts him on the trail to one of Gregory's crew members, closing the gap between him and Elizabeth, and reigniting some of the deepest conflicts between her and Philip.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 45 minutes Release date: 10 April 2013
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11. Covert War

Events in Moscow strike a personal chord for Elizabeth, leading her to take on a dangerous mission she can't complete without Philip's help, and placing the couple on a collision course with both Grannie and the FBI.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 41 minutes Release date: 17 April 2013
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12. The Oath

One of Elizabeth's agents has key intel for sale, but she and Philip find themselves taking increasingly greater risks for what could well be a set-up. Meanwhile, Stan's pursuit of Directorate S suddenly begins to yield unexpected results.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: 24 April 2013
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13. The Colonel

When Philip and Elizabeth are ordered to go through with a meeting that could potentially be a set-up, they find themselves confronted with unexpected truths about their relationship.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 47 minutes Release date: 1 May 2013
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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller
Season year 2013
Network FX
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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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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It is so refreshing to watch an American-made TV series that doesn't fall into the usual patriotic cliches. These anti-heroes are beautifully portrayed and wonderfully sympathetic, brilliant performances from all concerned. It's a gripping, unusual, really special series and I can't wait for the next season!
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Sex, violence and duplicity. People have made much of the 'period' stylings of The Americans, set c.1981, but for whatever reason I ignore them or simply don't rate them as important. What is compelling are those qualities which always make US drama compelling - the exploration of intelligent themes, character development, dramatic irony, engaging retro music. On domestic telly this could be compared with Homeland (also a matter of war and national security). I'd say Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell are the more subtle but also much more physical pairing, in contrast to Claire Danes and Damien Whatsit. The Americans doesn't have quite the bravura of Homeland, but it's much easier to believe in.

Sleeper spies (Directorate S) go active in Cold War era Washington and undertake various missions to keep Moscow apprised of what's developing in US defence. The real interest is in the psychological turmoil inculcated when two people assume false identities, a fake marriage, but create a real family with 2 kids and a car in suburbia, right across the street from the friendly neighbourhood FBI agent and his brood. I can't say I believe in every detail: Elizabeth's bloodymindedness and her sparring with Claudia in particular, or certain other plot contrivances. All in all, The Americans is brimming with tremendous scenes and a superb impersonation by Welshman Matthew Rhys of a Russian pretending to be an American. No lack of action and it has the potential to be developed further and make itself unmissable (Season 3 is due soon).

Good show.
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I have been watching it since episode 1 and am totally gripped by it. Yes some episodes are a bit 'racy' but I find the whole thing enthralling and cant wait each week for the next episode. One or two episodes were a bit difficult to follow but they are building the characters and plots and reflecting on the cold war. I find it very authentic and would recommend.
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This was another one we put off watching, but it has turned out to be compelling tv. Basically, you have a typical apple-pie perfect American family, where the parents just happen to be devious, murdering, sleeper KGB agents.

We weren't sure how this series could work, but it has two compelling over-arching plots about the spies combining their double lives with their liking for many things American, and also the turning of the pretty Soviet embassy (or whatever) worker and her relationship with her FBI handler. Also there are numerous subplots about specific missions and the workings of the Soviets and the FBI.

The characters are generally pretty likeable, making it easy to care for them. You can't help rooting for the sleepers, especially the guy who also leads another life as the secret husband of Martha, the FBI secretary. We like poor Martha a lot, as all she wants is a nice husband who loves her, but of course Clark is not what he seems. Martha and Clark make a great double act, although she hasn't a clue what's really going on.

The female lead reminds us a lot of the lead in Alias. She's a master of disguise (as is her husband), is scared of nothing, can beat the living daylights out of any man and is utterly ruthless when someone, no matter how nice, needs to be killed. She's a great character and it's quite amusing watching how unbelievably frumpy and nerdy she can make herself look.

It even reminds us a bit of 24, without all the high tech, as there's plenty of action, and you get to see things from both the KGB and FBI angles. It's one of those series where you keep having to watch "just one more".
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