Skip to comments.VANITY: Anyone watching "The Americans" on Fx network?
Posted on 02/14/2013 7:22:23 AM PST by OKSooner
Has anyone been watching this show? Last nite at 10:00 EST would have been the third installment.
I'm curious what others around here think of it but I'd rather not come out and say what I'm thinking just yet.
(Hint: Posted in chit/chat maybe for a reason.)
I find it fascinating.
I like it. It’s a little cheesy at times, but they do a good job replicating the early 80’s.
I feel old, I cannot believe Keri Russell is pushing 40.
I’ve been watching it. The only drama I watch on TV. I limit my TV time and I enjoy this one.
You don’t know what old is. Geraldine Chaplin (68) in the movie The Impossible.
Its an interesting show but I haven’t really decided whether I like it or not.
I am enjoying it. I’m guessing that a possible criticism might be in their showing Russian spies in too favorable a light. Short of turning them into cardboard cutouts of villains, I think the portrayal is necessary when you’re doing a show that centers around the spies.
A comedian (probably Seinfeld) did a bit about watching the Nature Channel and getting caught up in the point of view of whichever animal the show was about on a particular day.
When the show was about gazelles, he was rooting strongly for them to get away from the lions. Next episode is about lions, and he’s screaming—”C’mon—get that gazelle! Your babies are hungry!”
Keri Russell is still adorable, several decades after “Felicity.” And Matthew Rhys, who played a homosexual in the soap-opera-esque “Brothers and Sisters” is a revelation as a martial-arts-trained, tough-as-nails spy.
I think the show is one of the best new ones of the season.
I also find it fascinating, primarily because the left and Hollywood are now so open about the reality of Soviet spies on US territory. No longer are they countering with “...have you no shame...” anti-McCarthy rhetoric.
SO it is fact, acknowledged on all sides now. There were and may still be, Soviet, and other foreign spies on US territory conspiring against our interests. But the FBI, who is fighting for our system, our culture, and our liberties, is portrayed in the series as the antagonist against the Soviets, who are the good guys?
I sometimes think we as a culture have a death wish, a cultural subliminal suicide desire. If only we were to take the “spies” seriously because they really do wish our demise and end of our system of laws, rights and greatness.
The possibility we have one in the White House just may seal the deal.
I saw the first episode, have the next two on DVR, but haven’t watched them yet.
First episode was interesting. I want to see how the plot develops.
It is interesting that Russkies have again become the more prevalent ‘bad guys’ on television.
I watched the 1st episode of Monday Morning (TNT). It was okay. I watched part of the 2nd episode and turned it off before the first set of commercials. It just wasn’t interesting.
“Im guessing that a possible criticism might be in their showing Russian spies in too favorable a light.”
I was thinking the same, however it occured to me that even tho they are enjoying their life in America, they also have a blind devotion to “the mother country.” It reminds me of Obama drones and I can see how they don’t equate their joy to being the result of capitalism and liberty.
Then we also get to see the struggle of the husband in trying to reconcile that disconnect, but the wife pulling him back to drone status.
We enjoy it. Why won’t you say anything about it?
Nope, Moonshiners was on last night.
Followed by re-runs of Duck Dynasty on A&E.
Now thats good TV, Jack!
The Soviets won.
Yes, that criticism is certainly "possible." As in having the "low information voter" bunch taking the POV of America's enemies and rooting for them to win against loyal Americans, while mentally turning our own counter-espionage people into "enemies." I watched the first episode and was revolted by the total subversiveness of the concept.
I watched the pilot and have the other episodes on my DVR, but haven’t watched them.
Really annoyed by two things:
1) No FBI agent would volunteer that he worked in “counterintelligence” to his new neighbors.
2) DC doesn’t have a “port.” There’s one dock in Alexandria where a ship brings paper for the Washington Post very sporadically, but it certainly doesn’t go overseas.
A soap opera with better lighting.
I need something to entertain me until Season 6 of Sons of Anarchy.
I’ve been watching it; so far so good. Doesn’t seem to put the Soviets in too good a light.