TV Review: Great Concept, Strong Ensemble Carry FX’s ‘The Americans’

Chicago – FX has carved an impressive critical and commercial niche with hits like “Sons of Anarchy,” “The Americans,” “American Horror Story,” and “Louie” and they’re trying to add another success to their arsenal with tonight’s premiere of the highly-anticipated “The Americans,” starring Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, and Noah Emmerich. The show isn’t as creatively vibrant from the start as some of the best cable shows of recent years but there are numerous reasons to believe that it will get there soon. With incredible attention to period detail, strong performances, and a killer concept that has echoes of both “Breaking Bad” and “Homeland,” “The Americans” will almost surely be another hit for one of the most important networks on cable TV.

Television Rating: 4.0/5.0

Created by Joe Weisberg (“Falling Skies”) and Graham Yost (“The Americans”), “The Americans” is a spy thriller that transports viewers back to the early ’80s,
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