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Old 12-30-2012, 10:54 AM  
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The Americans on FX

Just saw a promo, but haven't heard anything about it.

From the promo, it looks like there are some Russian spies living in America and are trying to keep their covers intact.

Looks pretty decent. What's everyones thoughts on this?

I'm kinda excited.

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Old 01-31-2013, 09:03 PM   #31
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I watched it last night, not bad. It felt like watching a bit of the opposite side of the Clancy book I'm reading right now.
Are you reading Clancy's latest book? I thought it has way too much partisan preaching in the book. Turned me off.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:07 PM   #32
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Finishing it up right now. Really like the pilot.
It was okay. Would be better on HBO/Showtime so they can show boobage and the dark side of spying in all its glory.

I did like the end. Thats what they can do well on TV. Show the cat and mouse part of spying.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:10 PM   #33
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At work, I have it DVR'd at home.. Is it any good?
Watch it. It's worth your time. You may not like it, but it's good enough you should watch it to see for yourself.

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It was okay. Would be better on HBO/Showtime so they can show boobage and the dark side of spying in all its glory.

I did like the end. Thats what they can do well on TV. Show the cat and mouse part of spying.
They showed a lot more than I thought they would.

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That being said, I really liked it. In fact, it was quite a bit better than I expected. It kept me hooked through the whole thing and the twists they used aren't sustainable over the long term, but I expect the tone to be set and other plot devices will keep the interest in the story.

I thought it was pretty well done for what it was, and overall I'm really impressed.

And good **** Keri Russell is still smokin ass hot.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:00 AM   #34
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lol, USA/FX/TNT/TBS/AMC can almost do what HBO and Showtime do now days. you wont see any bush or nips.Everything else is fair game. They can say any word but the F word now.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:32 AM   #35
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It was pretty solid. The Mrs. Karate Kid shit was a bit much though.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:40 AM   #36
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It was pretty solid. The Mrs. Karate Kid shit was a bit much though.
Spoiler!


In spite of all that, I really liked it and I'm really excited.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:08 PM   #37
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In spite of all that, I really liked it and I'm really excited.
why the spoiler? If its been broadcast, its fair game to post.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:38 PM   #38
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why the spoiler? If its been broadcast, its fair game to post.
Meh. I waited a day to watch it. I figured if anybody was waiting to watch it they'd appreciate it.
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Watch it. It's worth your time. You may not like it, but it's good enough you should watch it to see for yourself.



They showed a lot more than I thought they would.

Spoiler!


That being said, I really liked it. In fact, it was quite a bit better than I expected. It kept me hooked through the whole thing and the twists they used aren't sustainable over the long term, but I expect the tone to be set and other plot devices will keep the interest in the story.

I thought it was pretty well done for what it was, and overall I'm really impressed.

And good **** Keri Russell is still smokin ass hot.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:55 PM   #40
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finally watched it off DVR and I thought it was pretty good. The agent who moves in across the street has a really memorable face but I can't think of his name. He and Phillip were really good though I thought.

It kind of feels like it should be a mini-series. We'll see if they can keep it fresh
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:23 PM   #41
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finally watched it off DVR and I thought it was pretty good. The agent who moves in across the street has a really memorable face but I can't think of his name. He and Phillip were really good though I thought.

It kind of feels like it should be a mini-series. We'll see if they can keep it fresh
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:22 PM   #42
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It was okay. Would be better on HBO/Showtime so they can show boobage and the dark side of spying in all its glory.

I did like the end. Thats what they can do well on TV. Show the cat and mouse part of spying.
The only thing that gets me is , when Keri Russell didn't speak Russian at the safe house with her handler.
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I thought it was really good.

It'll be interesting to see how they handle that Sopranos dilemma of having to root for a very obvious bad guy. I mean let's face it, these are as bad a guys as it got in the 80s.
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I thought it was really good.

It'll be interesting to see how they handle that Sopranos dilemma of having to root for a very obvious bad guy. I mean let's face it, these are as bad a guys as it got in the 80s.
They've already given the dilemma which is for country or defect for family.
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They've already given the dilemma which is for country or defect for family.
With how they've portrayed Russell's character, I'd be sorely disappointed if they ever had her turn.

The father could be a character the engender sympathy, but Kerri just shoved her finger in a man's ass for the motherland - something tells me that this is not the kind of person that defects shortly thereafter.
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