They are back! This literally felt like the longest wait of my entire life. I had to wait a whole year for this day. The Americans returns tonight for Season 2. This is a show that has the potential to be one of the greats. If this show was on and HBO or a Showtime, it would already be in discussion I can guarantee that. Quick plot summary: 2 Russian spies (KGB officers) are living in the United States undercover around the time of the Cold War. Nobody knows who they are, not their two kids or the FBI agent across the street who’s job is so find Russian spies. The two spies have a bunch of different coverups and aliases all in attempts to find out what the US Government knows about Russia. Their marriage is a cover up, as are their jobs. They’re only married because of their job, but the relationship growth is a major part of the story as well. They are so good at what they do that the guy is engaged to an FBI agent (or maybe that’s how dumb she is). There’s crime, there are double agents, there’s murder, there’s sex (well, what FX will allow), there’s drama. It’s only been one season, everyone has plenty of time to jump aboard and catch up. I don’t think I’ve ever watched a show from the first episode, so The Americans is like my baby. Hopefully it grows to be the stud I know it can be. And Keri Russell is a ten. I’m gonna go as far as saying that this show is the most under the radar show on television right now.
This show is like really really good. Please watch it, because I need more people to talk to this about. I know like 4 people who watch it, and they all watch with me so conversation is limited. Do what you have to do to get the first season going and complete. Put your life on hold for The Americans, I guarantee it’s value.