30 January 2013 8:56 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Americans capitalizes on two great American loves: spy thrillers, and stickin' it to our old Cold War foe, the former Soviet Union.  It's not all as simple as that, though, since the protagonists are, indeed, Russian, and they are here to fight against all things Americans.  But The Americans combines elements from two of the best shows currently on TV, Breaking Bad (with the hidden darkness of seemingly vanilla suburbanites with close encounters with federal agents) and Homeland (embedded terrorist sleeper agents) yet comes up with a few twists of its own.  The show came out with a strong pilot that sets up much to come -- hit the jump for more on the premiere and why "the moon is nothing, getting into space is the real accomplishment!" It's a relief that TV shows are starting to explore other time periods besides the Victorian Era and the 1960s.  Like any good period piece, »

- Allison Keene

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