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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 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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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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Well done for a pilot episode!
31 January 2013 | by (U.S.) – See all my reviews

I had not even heard of this show but by chance, saw an ad for it an hour before the pilot so I thought what the heck, and watched it. I was pleasantly surprised, I really enjoyed it, much more so than I thought I would. It was not perfect as some reviewers pointed out, but for a pilot working out the kinks, I thought it was exceptionally well done. I love the concept of doing this show back in the 1980's when the "Soviet Empire" was doing everything it could to keep up with America in regards to technology, arms, etc. What better way to collect intel than to have "sleeper agents" embedded in American society for the long haul? I plan on catching this show on a regular basis and see where they run with it.


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