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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 & 121 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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In real life, Annet Mahendru speaks six languages (German, English, Russian, French, Persian, and Hindi) due to a nomadic upbringing all across the globe. She joked that she was hired because the producers thought she was an actual spy. See more »

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Featured in The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards (2013) See more »

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Finally, a great television series.
23 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

I'm not going to spoil any of the episodes so read on. I'm just saying I've been waiting for years for a television series that sets the hook and does not let you go. Very intense, great social issues, Keri Russell is spectacular. I just started "Nashville" the series this year and thought that was the answer, but "The Americans" has bumped Nashville down to number 2. Some of the younger crowd who does not know the 80's, or the cold war between the USSR and the US, might not feel the intensity compared to us who felt the tension of the time - when WWIII felt on the doorstep. The first ten minutes of the series opener was the best ten minutes of any television series opener in history. The pounding music, the action, the mystery, the excitement was unbelievable. I just hope the writers can keep it going for the next ten years.


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