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Old February 24 2013, 07:10 PM   #46
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Re: The Americans is Delightful.

Renewed for season 2.

And double sized.

http://www.ismyshowcancelled.com/art...the-americans/
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Old February 25 2013, 03:11 PM   #47
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Re: The Americans is Delightful.

It's fun seeing the 80s background tech - office computers, phone consoles and such - and finding them totally familiar.

The show is actually making me care about a couple of dirty murdering commie spies.
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Old February 28 2013, 04:19 AM   #48
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Cold War nostalgia, who'da thunk it? Speaking about the third ep, it might have been better, from the KGB perspective, if they had honored the deal with the guys wife and left the FBI chasing their tails looking for a ghost rather than providing them with a dead body.
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Old March 8 2013, 04:32 AM   #49
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Re: The Americans is Delightful.

This week's episode was freaking amazing.
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Old March 8 2013, 08:26 PM   #50
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Re: The Americans is Delightful.

Agreed! Its why I finally tracked down this thread.

I did not see the first episode, I started with the 2nd I think. So even though I knew of the basic premise i was a little lost and hard to get into the show. Over a week ago I did see the first episode and not surprisingly its easier to understand. But on top of that I think the show is really hitting its stride now in terms of plot progression.

I really like this show!
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Old May 7 2013, 10:49 AM   #51
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Re: The Americans is Delightful.

The first season was excellent! I'm looking forward to the continuation next year. I really think the show improved as the season progressed, to a gripping season one finale.
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Old May 7 2013, 03:38 PM   #52
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Re: The Americans is Delightful.

Yes I think the show definitely picked up steam as it went along.

A little too much interpersonal melodrama for my tastes, but overall pretty good. I look forward to seeing where they go with it.
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Old May 7 2013, 04:50 PM   #53
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Re: The Americans is Delightful.

Reagan was shot 69 days into his presidency, on march 30 1981.

Where does that put us on the timeline for the Show?

The Beginning of May 1981?

This is interesting...

July 19, 1981 (Sunday)


At the summit of Western leaders in Ottawa, French President François Mitterrand revealed to U.S. President Ronald Reagan the existence of the Farewell Dossier, 4,000 pages of Soviet documents that had been supplied to France by former KGB Colonel Vladimir Vetrov, codenamed "Farewell". The material showed that the Soviets had, after years of infiltration, been stealing American technological research and development. While other advisers to the National Security Council were looking for ways to stop the leaks, Gus Weiss proposed the idea of creating defective technology and allowing it to be stolen. The first trial was for computer programs which, months after being applied to operate the Siberian gas pipeline, began to fail. The existence of the Farewell Dossier remained a secret until 1997.[44]
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