The Americans (2013– )
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Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings are two seemingly normal Americans who are really undercover KGB agents. After kidnapping a Soviet defector they discover their new neighbor is an FBI agent assigned to their case.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolai Timoshev
David R. Sepsill


In the 1960s, two Russian KGB agents were trained and set up as 'sleepers', the inconspicuous all-American Jennings couple Philip and Elisabeth, which raises their utterly unsuspecting kids Henry and Paige. Now, they must prevent the defection of KGB agent Nikolai Timoshev, formerly one of their abusive instructors, whom they manage to kidnap. By coincidence, their new neighbor is FBI agent Stan Beeman. Loyalties are tested among the spouses and by KGB general Vijktor Zhukov. Written by KGF Vissers

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30 January 2013 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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At the very firsts scenes you can see the car Philip drive with the wounded resident in the back seats.The miles (road) meter of the car is set at 6 6 6. See more »


In the beginning of 2016 season finale, Philip is driving a Volvo 240 sedan. The vehicle used has large one piece bucket headlights and one piece plastic wheel cover as found on 1990 to 1993 models; a period correct mod3l would have quad headlights and either a 2 piece wheel cover or a steel wheel with a chrome center cap and a chrome trim ring. See more »


Philip Jennings: America's not so bad. We've been here a *long* time. What's so bad about it? The electricity works all the time. Food's pretty great. The closet spac...
Elizabeth Jennings: Is that what you care about?
Philip Jennings: No, I care about everything.
Elizabeth Jennings: Not the Motherland.
Philip Jennings: I do, but our family comes first.
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References Miami Vice (1984) See more »


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Written and performed by Phil Collins
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2 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was a good story line but I'm deducting points for the fact that they did a poor job of capturing the mood of the era and some inaccuracies. There were several things that didn't jive with the times. One of them was the fact that several of the men in the episode had no hair, it was very uncommon to have shaved heads in 1981, besides Kojak at the time there were very few people that would've embraced that look. The scene where he was sitting in the park, there was a lady walking around with a modern stroller. And the police officers were talking into modern radios when communicating with each other, that would've never happened.

Also the scene where Elizabeth's character is sitting in the bedroom and she uses a wireless remote control to shut off the TV, while remote controls existed at the time it was very, very unlikely that somebody would've had a wireless one to control the TV in their bedroom. In 1981, even cable companies did not provide you with a wireless remote.

Then there were the scenes at the mall, malls at the time were still in their infancy stages and would not have look anything like a modern mall especially the department store scene.

Lastly, I take issue with their house. First of all, it looked way too modern from the outside. Also, that while they did a good job with the kitchen making it look period, the rest of the house still looked way too modern such as the painted moldings, which at the time would have been wood stained. The garage had unfinished walls, which is more a of a recent practice by contractors.

I would've really liked to see them do a better job with setting the mood of the era, other than that it was a good storyline and I will continue to watch.

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