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The Americans 

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At the height of the Cold War two Russian agents pose as your average American couple, complete with family.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 18 wins & 115 nominations. See more awards »

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...  Elizabeth Jennings 75 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Philip Jennings 75 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Henry Jennings 75 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Paige Jennings 75 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Stan Beeman 75 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Oleg Burov 61 episodes, 2014-2018
...  Arkady Zotov 51 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Frank Gaad 48 episodes, 2013-2016
...  Martha Hanson 47 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Dennis Aderholt 43 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Nina Krilova 42 episodes, 2013-2016
...  Sandra Beeman 38 episodes, 2013-2016
...  Claudia 34 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Gabriel 31 episodes, 2015-2017
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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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30 January 2013 (USA)  »

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Amerikanci  »

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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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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Heaven Is for Real (2014) See more »

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Intense different sexy and entertaining
10 April 2013 | by 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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