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Old February 3 2013, 06:33 PM   #16
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Re: The Americans is Delightful.

I will probably watched it after it will be finished or it's cancelled.
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Old February 3 2013, 08:42 PM   #17
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Re: The Americans is Delightful.

When he went to the pedo's house, did anyone else think for a second: "It's Lieutenant Dan! You got new legs!"
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Old February 4 2013, 04:47 PM   #18
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Re: The Americans is Delightful.

The opener was pretty cagey in making Philip kill the defector for personal reasons, so that he would feel that he couldn't make a deal. That way he gets to be all America-loving but do nothing about it.

But, it's already obvious that in the long run, the more you remember about those years the less savory Philip will be. These were after all the years when the US was building up Osama bin Laden in pursuit of the struggle against Communism. Or paying cothinkers like Hekmatyar to throw acid in schoolgirls' faces. We know that Reagan eventually signed arms control agreements, but that it happened because Nancy's influence increased dramatically because of the Alzheimer's. The terror campaign against the Sandinistas we now know to have been pointless murder. The Sandinistas have been around for years, all of us know there was never any threat. And so on.

Also, in general, spies rarely engage in violence. They haven't the resources, and it is something ordinary police will investigate. The exceptions are almost invariably aimed against domestic enemies like defectors. Counterintelligence, as agents of the state immune to justice with the resources of the state, much more often do. Tradecraft isn't very sexy. Real spies operate much more like Philip's false flag recruitment of the woman at the FBI office. I'll be watching the first regular episode if they're going to opt for the melodramatic fighting.
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Old February 4 2013, 09:24 PM   #19
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Re: The Americans is Delightful.

Hey, compared to Chuck's definition of the spygame, this is hyperealism.
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Old February 4 2013, 10:36 PM   #20
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Re: The Americans is Delightful.

Now its in HD On Demand.
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Old February 4 2013, 11:15 PM   #21
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Re: The Americans is Delightful.

And when her kids start wearing odd coloured basketball sneakers like Punkie Brewster?

There's going to be a slap that can be heard across the world.

OH GOODNESS!

Can you imagine Keri in the Cabbagepatch Doll Riots hobbling other mothers to get into the store first?

I recall a news report where he stores claimed that although they had run out, that some B52 Bombers were going to drop hundreds of free cabbage patch dolls into a nearby park.

Americans are so gullible.

Dolls falling form the sky would kill people.

There were no planes.

There were no dolls.
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Old February 5 2013, 03:28 AM   #22
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Re: The Americans is Delightful.

I tried to like it, but it bored me to tears.
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Old February 6 2013, 10:11 AM   #23
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Re: The Americans is Delightful.

It's a show full of tension, which is a little pisspoor if you haven't already committed.

Although I was watching the Carrie Diaries this morning, which is also set in the early 80s, and I wondered, how ace a crossover between these shows would be?
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Old February 6 2013, 12:34 PM   #24
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Re: The Americans is Delightful.

Overall, I give it a thumbs up.

On the downside, I thought that letting the FBI agent into the garage to see the car was dumb, but maybe subconsciously Phillip wants to get caught?!? It certainly wasn't necessary to admit having jumper cables in the first place; Agent Stan denied having any either, so.... Plus, never the mind the "coincidence" of them winding up next door neighbors (if it even is a coincidence).

On the upside, it has the potential to thoroughly explore the question of "who am I and what are my loyalties," while waxing nostalgic about the 80's. And Keri Russell is totally hot.

I'll be sticking with it for now.
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Old February 6 2013, 07:32 PM   #25
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Re: The Americans is Delightful.

Watched. Enjoyed. Glad that I can finally say I've seen a chase/kidnapping scene set to Fleetwood Mac.
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Old February 6 2013, 08:29 PM   #26
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Re: The Americans is Delightful.

Got to finally sit down and watch it in HD without distraction.

Have to say I really like it so far. First thing I've seen Keri Russell in that I've actually liked.
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Old February 7 2013, 08:17 AM   #27
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Re: The Americans is Delightful.

Watched the second episode. Still liking it. Have to say though, the opening credits were jarring and go totally against the mood of the show. Terrible.
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Old February 7 2013, 08:29 AM   #28
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Re: The Americans is Delightful.

This is preAIDS awareness, but certainly after the epidemic began.

That would be a weird twist for season 4.

Was Ron more dangerous after Nancy took over?

He was an effective human being before he was shot, and after should have been on critical care for the rest of his life, especially after the dementia kicked in which was a parallel issue.

Those Russians have no idea how black and white things were in 1981.
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Old February 7 2013, 10:05 AM   #29
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Re: The Americans is Delightful.

I liked this episode.

I'm unsure how I feel about the opening credits, but I like the inclusion of the Atari Missile Command shot.

Did anyone else think about how the blood dripping on the bedsheets during the ear piercing scene had the symbolism of an inverted Soviet flag: red for blood on a gold background, instead of gold on a red background?
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Old February 7 2013, 10:18 AM   #30
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Re: The Americans is Delightful.

When they're talking about a missile shield at this point, they're not talking about the grand parents to patriot missiles, it's Star Wars... Because the Politicians calling the shots don't yet rightly understand that this Death Star technology is totally beyond them.
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