The Americans (2013– )

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Two Soviet intelligence agents pose as a married couple to spy on the American government.

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 Paige Jennings (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Elizabeth Jennings (26 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Phillip Jennings (25 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Nina Sergeevna (25 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Henry Jennings (25 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Stan Beeman (25 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Sandra Beeman (22 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Martha Hanson (22 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Arkady Ivanovich / ... (22 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Frank Gaad (21 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Claudia (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
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A pair of deep-cover Soviet spies masquerades as a typical DC couple whose children, neighbors, coworkers & friends are completely unaware of their activities. At home, they're the stereotypical parents of stereotypical kids; at work, they pose as travel agents; but at night, they weave a web of confidants, lovers, dupes, and historical figures from the Reagan-era Cold War. The startlingly realistic plot twists force the viewer to consider the real cost of an undeclared war, what it takes to protect one's beliefs, if it's worth it, and if it actually worked for either side. Written by Steve83

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All's fair in love and cold war.


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Joseph Weisberg created the show. Weisberg worked in the CIA's directorate of operations from 1990 to 1994. As a former agent, any script written by Weisberg must go in front of the CIA Publications Review Board. See more »

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Featured in 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2013) See more »

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Intense different sexy and entertaining
10 April 2013 | by (Billings, MT) – See all my reviews

This show is very different and engaging! Love the choice of actors - Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys. They are doing an excellent job, great play! If you really are following the show close you'll get addicted!I love Keri Russell as a bad ass Russian spy! And Matthew Rhys is so sexy! They are a great on-screen couple and a team. Lies, spying, sex, intrigues you get the whole package!! The show is solid! You would enjoy the tension, the spy games, the chemistry between Elizabeth and Phillip, KGB spies, who actually start as pretending to be the perfect "american" family and then they actually realize they really love each other and between their spy missions they are trying to build their trust and love.


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