On the renewal front, a formal third-season renewal of The Americans is expected soon, he said. “We look forward to it being on our schedule for quite some time,” he said, later adding that he was “confident in the [show's] long-term prospect.” While the series’ live numbers may have dipped, it has been a DVR growth story. The Americans‘ DVR numbers are “unlike anything I have ever seen,” Landgraf said. “Live viewing is essentially just 20% of whole.”
Awesome finale - Surprised by the kid killing his family and all the backstory to it. Now they're trying to get Paige to do it as well. Shame about Nina but hopefully she'll be back as they're lacking characters.
Critics have been loving it, weird that a lot of GRcade appear to be sleeping on it.
what has been the best season on TV so far this year.
Though The Americans’ first season was hugely successful creatively and critically, the second season started attracting the kinds of raves that are usually reserved for the upper echelon of TV dramas.
I really hope Paige doesn't react badly to her parents' jobs, which I assume will be revealed to her next series. Too many characters revealing secrets have lately been greeted with scorn and fear. I'd love it if she reacted differently, at least in the end. I expect there to be slammed doors and whatnot first.
Throughout its stellar first two seasons, FX’s Cold War spy drama “The Americans” has been incredibly adept at creating tension. Whether using spy-craft action set-pieces or more human conflicts among characters, “The Americans” is often an edge-of-your-seat series. With that said, the early episodes of Season 3 ratchet the tension up another level.
The juxtaposition of domestic banality with covert, often erotic peril has never been more unsettling.
The Americans returns for a third season packed with tension, raw-nerve melodrama and enough levels of ambiguity, moral and psychological, to satisfy the most gluttonous appetite for the stuff. With, in short, all that has distinguished this series from its beginning.