The Americans (UK pace) - Saturdays on ITV1 at 10pm

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PostThe Americans (UK pace) - Saturdays on ITV1 at 10pm
by Monkey Man » Thu May 30, 2013 8:56 pm

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1st episode is on Saturday June 1st at 10pm on ITV1.

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. The arranged marriage of Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell), who have two children – 13-year-old Paige (Holly Taylor) and 10-year-old Henry (Keidrich Sellati), who know nothing about their parents’ true identity – grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but is constantly tested by the escalation of the Cold War and the intimate, dangerous and darkly funny relationships they must maintain with a network of spies and informants under their control. Complicating their relationship further is Philip’s growing sense of affinity for America’s values and way of life. Tensions also heighten upon the arrival of a new neighbor, Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich), an FBI agent. Stan and his partner, Agent Chris Amador (Maximiliano Hernández), are members of a new division of Counterintelligence tasked with fighting against foreign agents on U.S. soil, including KGB Directorate S illegals, Russian spies posing as Americans.




Q) Has it been renewed?
A) Yes, for a 13 episode 2nd season.

Critics Choice Awards Nominees

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Matthew Rhys BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Keri Russell BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Noah Emmerich BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Based on the admittedly small sample size of two episodes, The Americans feels like it could very comfortably slot in with the upper tier of FX dramas. That's about as good as it gets. A-

The Americans is outstanding television: It pops and crackles like only expert genre entertainment can.

The Americans enthralls with its complexities, simplicities and overall derring-do. GRADE: A-

The Americans might take a while to find its footing — most shows do; but it already has a personality, a pulse of life. I have no idea how long it can sustain its premise without seeming repetitious, but for now, I’m hooked.

It’s a fresh, compelling story about a couple of KGB operatives pretending to live the American dream as a married couple with kids in suburban Washington, D.C. 3.5 out of 4 stars.

The Americans isn't just a heart-pounding action drama; by presenting heroes who are also villains, it also confronts viewers with TV's deepest moral dilemma since "The Sopranos."


77% average on metacritic - http://www.metacritic.com/tv/the-americans

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2013s best new US show finally comes to the UK.

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PostRe: The Americans (UK pace) - starts Sat on ITV1 at 10pm
by TV Dinner » Thu May 30, 2013 11:36 pm

Monkey Man wrote:
2013s best new US show finally comes to the UK.


Hannibal started a few weeks back.

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PostRe: The Americans (UK pace) - starts Sat on ITV1 at 10pm
by dmin » Fri May 31, 2013 7:51 am

Monkey Man wrote:2013s best new US show finally comes to the UK.

This.

Those that haven't seen it, make sure to get yer eyeballs on it!

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PostRe: The Americans (UK pace) - starts Sat on ITV1 at 10pm
by 1cmanny1 » Fri May 31, 2013 12:54 pm

We get American TV shows faster than you do?! Holy gooseberry fool, we got this a week after the states episodes aired.

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PostRe: The Americans (UK pace) - starts Sat on ITV1 at 10pm
by Monkey Man » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:51 pm

Starts in 10 mins or 70 mins if you're watching on ITV1 +1.

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PostRe: The Americans (UK pace) - starts Sat on ITV1 at 10pm
by tomvek » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:12 pm

I watched the first 5 episodes when it was originally out and thought it was great. Got a bit behind with the series and never finished it but might just rewatch it starting from tonight.

I'd definitely recommend others give this a shot too.

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PostRe: The Americans (UK pace) - starts Sat on ITV1 at 10pm
by Alvin Flummux » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:56 pm

Watched the first episode, really enjoyed it. The first few minutes were confusing as strawberry float though.

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PostRe: The Americans (UK pace) - starts Sat on ITV1 at 10pm
by Jam-Master Jay » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:30 pm

Well that was pretty damn good.

Main lass is a babe. :wub:

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