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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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Series cast summary:
...  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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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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Near perfection
26 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

I don't want to repeat everything that has been already said about this series.

However, I think Keri Russell's presence in this series is the key to everything. Only her could have this cold outside look hiding a wounded soul that hangs on to what she believes in.

It is not only about the plot, but also the human toll the Cold War claimed in its path.

I think the series is very well rounded in terms of casting and writing. It has a rhythm that keeps the audience on edge.

This is, in my humble opinion, the best of the genre since Alfred Hitchcock gave us Topaz and The Torn Curtain. I give it a 9.


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