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

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 Elizabeth Jennings (39 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Philip Jennings (39 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Paige Jennings (39 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Henry Jennings (39 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Stan Beeman (39 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Nina Krilova (38 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Frank Gaad (38 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Sandra Beeman (36 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Martha Hanson (36 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Arkady Zotov (35 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Oleg Burov (25 episodes, 2014-2015)
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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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The premise of this series is partly based on the true story that broke in 2010 of a cell of Russian Sleeper agents who had been "hiding in plain sight" in the United States for decades. Several of them had had children, coworkers, friends, and neighbors who all had no idea that they were spies. These agents were ultimately returned to Russia in a trade for some Americans who were being held by Russia. See more »

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Solid start to the series. Something subtle, Something powerful
1 February 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I picked this up quite accidentally.. And i had absolutely no idea about the cast and anything else beside the tagline here on IMDb.

How a spy's life can get twisted in his/her line of work has been delivered in a no non sense manner right from the first episode. How the spy starts to believe in the lie of their fake identities and subsequent emotions while carrying out their mission, leading to conflict in every aspect of their daily lives has been depicted very effectively.

The pilot episode built itself quite nicely and never allowed the grip to loosen up. The actors gave a powerful performance and created an ambiance of palpable tension/anxiety/thrill and looked very professional while going about it. Cinematography seems to be very apt and complimenting as well. Must add.. The makeup artist/professionals need to be commended here. Solid start to the series.

As i am not going to supply any spoilers, i will not be indulging too much here, but this series seems to be having the potential to carry itself in a subtle fashion, or it might morph into something very tense and power packed. Should keep the audience interested.


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