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Thursday, January 31, 2013

'The Americans' premiere review: Are you rooting for these Russians?

So how long did it take you to buy into the premise of The Americans, the new FX show that premiered on Wednesday night? I'm honestly not sure I still accept — that is, can watch without an occasional snort of disbelief — Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as more
Entertainment Weekly ( 1/31/2013 5:41:13 AM -08:00 )

The Americans: Do You Pledge Allegiance?
The Americans: Do You Pledge Allegiance?I reviewed The Americans (based on three episodes) earlier this week, and you can read my full review for my full take. In brief, I really liked it: One thing that distinguishes this Cold War story from its predecessors is that there are two protagonists perpetuating more
TIME ( 1/31/2013 5:28:52 AM -08:00 )

'The Americans' Premiere: Kerri Russell And Matthew Rhys Play Russian Spy
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys returned to television as KGB operatives in the early 1980s on FX's new drama "The Americans." The super-sized premiere spent some time in its present, as well as in flashbacks showing how this couple came to be together more
Huffington Post ( 1/31/2013 4:08:23 AM -08:00 )

'The Americans' Premiere: Traveling Back To The Cold War
Note: Do not read on unless you've seen the premiere of the FX drama "The Americans." First things first: All hail Fleetwood Mac. If watching "The Americans" didn't make you want to listen to "Tusk" on an endless loop, then I don't know what ails you. The use more
Huffington Post (blog) ( 1/30/2013 8:37:58 PM -08:00 )

The Americans: Save It or Sink It
The Americans: Save It or Sink ItThe Russians have taken over! But do you want them to stick around? FX's new spy thriller The Americans premiered tonight, and we got to see Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as your average, ordinary married couple living in the suburbs of Washington, more
E! Online ( 1/30/2013 8:21:53 PM -08:00 )

Wednesday on Utah TV: KGB agents are the good guys in "The Americans"
The new series The Americans (10 p.m., FX) revolves around a couple in an arranged marriage, parenting two children and trying to blend in while living in and spying on a foreign country. Viewers will identify with them, will root for them, and will line up more
Salt Lake Tribune (blog) ( 1/30/2013 4:02:30 PM -08:00 )

'The Americans' costume designer on Keri Russell's and Matthew Rhys' cool
Tonight, FX premieres The Americans (10 p.m. ET), starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as a pair of Russian spies posing as married travel agents living in suburban Virginia in the year 1981. The Cold War-era series presents an interesting challenge for more
Entertainment Weekly ( 1/30/2013 3:08:07 PM -08:00 )

'The Americans' Premiere: Keri Russell And Matthew Rhys Talk Sex, Spy Games
FX's latest drama, "The Americans" (premieres tonight, Wed., Jan. 30 at 10 p.m. EST), stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as Elizabeth and Phillip Jennings, Cold War-era Russian spies who have lived, worked and raised a family in America for 15 years as more
Huffington Post ( 1/30/2013 2:57:27 PM -08:00 )

"The Americans": What critics are saying
"The Americans": What critics are sayingFX is set to debut the first episode of its new Cold War-era spy drama, "The Americans," on Wednesday night at 10 p.m. ET. Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys star in the series as typical suburban parents living near Washington, D.C., towards the start of the more
CBS News ( 1/30/2013 2:09:13 PM -08:00 )

The Americans' Matthew Rhys Calls Out Pal Damian Lewis of Homeland While
The AmericansThe Russians are coming! FX's buzzy new drama The Americans, premiering tonight, finds Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell playing a pair of married KGB agents posing as normal suburbanites in Washington, D.C. during the height of the Cold War. We caught more
E! Online ( 1/30/2013 12:49:33 PM -08:00 )

Q&A: 'The Americans' Star Keri Russell on Playing the Spy Next Door
Q&A: Now that Abu Nazir is dead and Nicholas Brody is wandering around Quebec at least until September, viewers need some new duplicitous characters to shake up our TV dramas, preferably ones operating on U.S. soil. The Americans, a Homeland-meets-The more
RollingStone.com ( 1/30/2013 9:00:35 AM -08:00 )

Q&A: The CIA Officer Behind the New Spy Drama The Americans
Q&A: The CIA Officer Behind the New Spy Drama The AmericansJoseph Weisberg wanted to be a spy ever since he read John le Carré's spy novel The Spy Who Came in from The Cold when he was 11. He became a die-hard “cold-warrior,” taking Soviet history classes at Yale University and then went on to work for the more
TIME ( 1/30/2013 8:14:01 AM -08:00 )

Review: Spying for Mother Russia with 'The Americans'
On first taste, "The Americans," which premieres Wednesday on FX, seems to be a stew made of "Homeland" (spy stuff), "Mad Men" (relatively recent period drama) and something like "The Riches" (a family of dissemblers), though for that last ingredient you more
Los Angeles Times ( 1/30/2013 5:31:51 AM -08:00 )

TV Tonight: The Americans
TV Tonight: The AmericansYou would think that by now prestige cable dramas would have exhausted every variation on the “…but the protagonist has a secret!” theme. A suburban waste management businessman is actually a mob boss. A chemistry teacher is actually a drug dealer. more
TIME ( 1/30/2013 5:01:49 AM -08:00 )

The Americans debuts on FX Canada Jan. 30
The Americans debuts on FX Canada Jan. 30Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys play Russian spies posing as married Americans in The Americans. Holly Taylor and Keidrich Sellati play their unsuspecting children. The show debuts Jan. 30 on FX Canada. By: Bill Brioux The Canadian Press, Published on more
Toronto Star ( 1/30/2013 5:01:04 AM -08:00 )

'The Americans' review: A true-blue hit? Da!
In brief: FX's much-hyped drama "The Americans," about two Soviet agents (Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys) embedded as typical D.C. suburbanites in the early '80s, is a gripping Cold War spy thriller — "Alias," say, without the sci-fi digressions and with less more
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com ( 1/30/2013 4:03:32 AM -08:00 )

TV review: 'The Americans'
TV review: If you've been yearning for a dark, complex 1980s Cold War drama in which you may end up rooting for a pair of embedded KGB spies to stay ahead of the unpleasant Americans who want to thwart them, your prayers have been answered. In “The Americans more
New York Daily News ( 1/30/2013 3:04:18 AM -08:00 )

FX's new series a fun litmus test for your tolerance of Soviets, Cold War
Caspar Weinberger's maid is about to betray her country, and "The Americans" will have you begging her to hurry up and plant that bug in the defense secretary's study before his British counterpart gets into town. The childhood trauma of under-desk air-raid more
Kansas City Star ( 1/30/2013 12:12:09 AM -08:00 )

Spies like us
“The Americans” are two Communist spies under deep cover — so deep, they've been married for almost 20 years and are now raising two kids in Reagan-era D.C. suburbia. Think of this FX drama as the dark twin to “Homeland,” without the fascinating more
Boston Herald ( 1/29/2013 9:03:22 PM -08:00 )

FX's 'The Americans' a family spy drama you should not miss
FXYou've seen it before, in a million family dramas, both the kind you see on TV and the ones in your living room. The 13-year-old daughter wants to leave the house dressed one way; her mother is adamant that it will be another. “Mom, things are different than more
MiamiHerald.com ( 1/29/2013 9:02:16 PM -08:00 )