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The Americans


The Americans is a 1980s-set drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President. The arranged marriage of Philip
(Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell), who have two children, grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but is constantly tested by the escalation of the Cold War. In Season 3, they find themselves at odds over their daughter’s future now that the KGB is determined to recruit her.

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From Matthew Gilbert at Boston Globe:

The Americans also remains a sharp, emotionally rich portrait of the politics of family life. You can fully enjoy the story without following the espionage material closely. Full Review

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