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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 (40 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Philip Jennings (40 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Paige Jennings (40 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Henry Jennings (40 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Nina Krilova (39 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Stan Beeman (39 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Frank Gaad (39 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Sandra Beeman (37 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Martha Hanson (37 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Arkady Zotov (36 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Oleg Burov (26 episodes, 2014-2016)
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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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Contains the same color footage of the little girl in the blue outfit with the hula hoops in their opening credits montage as in the opening credits of the comedy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015). See more »

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This show swings both ways
31 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

I don't know who to root for in this show. Awesome!

Phillip and Elizabeth have been sleeper Russian agents in DC from the early 1960s to the early 80s, the show's setting. Reagan is the new President and is heating up the Cold War. Our two spies have been playing the role of typical American husband and wife, keeping their secret life even from their pre-teen daughter and son. Then an opportunity arises where Phillip, who has been tiring of his double life, is given a chance to take his family, whom he's grown to love, out of the game and into riches and safety. Elizabeth, also of two minds but for different reasons, is suddenly shown just how much Phillip loves her through his unhesitating sacrifice of this ticket to freedom. In the end it looks like it will be the two of them against the rest of the world. What will happen?

I have a few problems with the production, particularly the flashback sequences of the characters twenty years younger in Russia. They really should have used different actors. It is just the pilot, though, so we'll see how that goes.

On the plus side, there's good acting, good writing, and good character development. I'll be watching!


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