Anybody watch "The Americans" on FX?

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  1. Kamie

    Kamie Active Member

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    I am on the fence about watching it....I just feel like Keri Russell was miscast. However, Ain't It Cool News really likes the show. I am wondering if anyone here has watched it and what your opinion was.

    Hercules Defects To FX’s THE AMERICANS And Calls It Likely The Best TV Spy Drama In A Decade!!
    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/60627
     
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    HS Cult Leader Elite Member Gold

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    I have the file but just haven't seen it yet, possibly tonight??
     
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    Cum Burrito Well-Known Member

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    kerri russell is actually pretty damn good, first episode is solid. has serious potential!
     
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    Agreed! I loved it.
     
  5. Kamie

    Kamie Active Member

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    Excellent! We'll have to watch it this weekend. I hope that it is better than The Following. We've watched two episodes of that so far, and it's pretty weak. I'll stick with it a while longer but it's not looking too promising.
     
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    Jon Hein is God New Member

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    I watched it. I like it, too.

    Russell is good. And the Welsh guy who played a gay dude on Brothers and Siters is really good.
     
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    yeah, really good start..has tons of potential
     
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    I was told this is a must see show. How was it?

    Does it compare in anyway to "Homeland"
     
  9. Kamie

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    that is good to hear. I was one of the idiots who watched "Running Wilde" on Fox, simply because it was a Will Arnett vehicle and I am a big Arrested Development fan. Running Wilde was a big steaming pile of shit, and Keri Russell was in it, and I guess it just left a bad taste in my mouth.
     
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    I liked it! Not sure what I expected but I know FX can put out a great series so I gave it a shot. I thought all the actors were well suited to their roles and for a first episode I think they set up the season nicely.
     
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    Aside form it being a spy/espionage show I don't really see any comparisons. If by "compare" you mean if it was as good I'd say I like them both but it's too early to tell if it rivals Homeland.
     
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    Yeah, I just meant as good in a show comparison.
    Thanks I'm going to watch it. :hat:
     
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    I just looked and it's not on VOD yet, wtf :scratch:
     
  14. Kamie

    Kamie Active Member

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    That's the problem with FX - their shows are not available On Demand until a week after they have aired. That's why we always record FX shows.
     
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    pheelios Well-Known Member VIP

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    Ahhh no wonder when I got the text it said "make sure you record" it.
    Thank you for the heads up about FX. I wouldn't have known that otherwise.
     
  16. Kamie

    Kamie Active Member

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    :hat: that's the only network I know that has a one-week lag. The other ones are pretty good about getting programming on right away
     
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    Watched it and liked it...definitely has potential and loosely based on a true story I believe. If you live in Northern Virginia, you'll recognize a lot of the street names, etc...even though it was probably filmed elsewhere. I think the plot is very similar to a real life spy couple that lived in Arlington, VA during the Reagan administration.
     
  18. Kamie

    Kamie Active Member

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    No kidding? I did not know that! Last time we were in VA we got a speeding ticket. We had one of those PBA get out of jail free cards that we gave to the trooper and he didn't give a shit.
     
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    Me either, thanks :hat:
     
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    Which part of Virginia? The Southwestern part of the state is notorious for handing out speeding tickets and also anywhere along I95.