Sounds like half the people who watch MSNBC.
Leave it to CBS to glorify the enemy.
Some folks are dismissing the show as part of the media love affair with the commies, and it probably is. Still, I could see a practical reason to have the main characters be Russians in the US. If you tried to reverse that, with American sleeper agents in Russia, nobody would want to watch it. We don’t understand or care about Russian culture for the most part, and Soviet Russia would be a pretty drab backdrop for a series.
“Undercover commies living amongst us, undermining our way of life, working to destroy us....this should be very interesting.”
They’re not undercover anymore, they’ve just simply changed their name and have been re-branded and become “mainstream” Americans. It’s change with no hope.
Isn't there already a new show on about that called 1600 Penn or something?
I assume that whenever the series wraps up that, because of Obama, they will show the Russian spies to have been supremely victorious.
At least these were hard core Soviet commies...not the pantie wearing homos of today.
The previews look good - FX network can produce some good programming, such as The Shield and Justified. I’ve read just about every cold war spy novel published, and my DVR is already set to record.
The series should incorporate the commie living at 1600 Penn Ave.
That said, I won't be watching. Oral sex, rape, and a lot of running around to no point -- just in the first ten or fifteen minutes. Then we find out that what happened at the beginning will come back to haunt them in a painful and predictable way.
And it has that typical TV series look and feel that the best shows manage to avoid or transcend. Maybe I'll cave in when the video comes out, but based on those first fifteen minutes or so,The Americans doesn't look like it's worth watching.
In real life, they live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
It’s a pretty good show, might advance to great, might not. The spies are conflicted because life here is pretty good, also it does a good job of showing just how cutthroat the Soviet spy organization really was. It’s a pretty hardcore commitment to being a spy to get introduced to your “spouse” and then go live in another country knowing that for your cover to be complete you’re going to have to have kids. And they’ve embraced the time frame to go very Miami Vice on the soundtrack, not just in song selection but in how they build it into the show.
"It might be a little different to believe and get used to, but we want you to root for the KGB," said EP Joel Fields. "They're going to try to get the Soviets to win the Cold War."
"If you tried to tell a story like this about al-Qaeda now, it would be impossible; no one would want to hear it," Fields continued. "I feel even the same could have been said up to 10 years after the cold war ended."
"The show is about marriage and that marriage in an allegory for international relations," said creator Joe Weisberg. "And international relations are an allegory for marriage."
"These were these really competing value systems," he said. "And there's no question that repressive socialism failed, but unbridled consumption hasn't exactly led to great satisfaction -- and one problem is how do we express that dramatically."
Sounds like a good show. I have always wondered how many Russian agents are really here; who were planted here before the Soviet Union fell.
Why watch actors when we can watch the real thing.
Look at the goals of the cpusa.
Then look at the actions of the democrats.