The Americans The Midges – RECAP: In the previous episode, the Jennings have gotten chummy with Soviet defector Alexei Morozov, spirited out of the USSR by the CIA. Alexei is working on a secret U.S. government project to develop a means of destroying the Soviet Union’s wheat crop. Elizabeth and Philip are tasked to find
The Americans Pests – RECAP: The First Episode of Season Five brought us back into the 1980s and a new character named Tuan, a Vietnamese KGB agent posted with the Jennings The Jennings are using Tuan to get close to schoolmate Pasha’s family. At the head of the family is Pasha’s father, a dissident Russian
The Americans Amber Waves – RECAP SEASON 4: For in-the-know fans of “The Americans,” waiting for the first episode of Season 5 was like waiting for the kickoff at the Super Bowl. The show is finally getting the attention it deserves, having garnered Emmy nominations and widespread praise from TV critics. Still, it’s not enough.
The Americans The Clock – The Americans succeeds in making its main characters people we like, people we find ourselves rooting for – with momentary uncomfortable realizations that in hoping for the best for Elizabeth and Philip, we’re actually siding with the enemy. Granted, we are doing this from the other side of the Cold
The Americans Pilot – KGB operatives Elizabeth and Philip Jennings have been trained to be the normal American family next door – parents, travel agents by day, and full scale espionage by night. Their current mission doesn’t goes as planned and then an FBI agent moves in next door. Review and recap The Americans Pilot
In last week’s episode, Paige experienced difficulty getting over what she’s seen her mother do to the would-be muggers. One dead, the other barely escapes with his life. The reality of her parents’ occupation as KGB spies continues to plague her throughout the episode. Yet, there are small and tentative indications that she’s accepting of
The Americans A Roy Rogers in Franconia – In the stunning final moments of “The Americans” last week, the kind and well-mannered teenager Paige Jennings is walking with her mother from the food pantry where she volunteered. It is night time. The street is deserted until suddenly Elizabeth and Paige are confronted by two thugs.
The Long Shadow of Pastor Tim – The Americans One of the most fascinating characters in the brilliant FX series The Americans is Pastor Tim. As the charismatic, social-justice minded man of God, Pastor Tim has introduced as much tension into the Soviet illegals Jennings’ lives as rogue CIA operatives, the Mujahideen, the necessity of
The Americans Dinner for Seven – Last episode of The Americans had one threat to the Jennings lifted when Pastor Tim was found wandering around the African country. Wife Alice had been worried that he was taken by the KGB and threatened to expose Elizabeth and Philip to the FBI. Elizabeth was already in deep with
The Americans Munchkins – In the last episode of The Americans, Pastor Tim was off to Africa on a humanitarian mission. Gabriel was still trying to orchestrate the process of obtaining a sample of a new and more deadly strain of a biological warfare agent. Paige was still troubled by her growing awareness of her parents’