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The Americans on FX

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Scott Kocourek, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Feb 21, 2013 #81 of 142
    RunnerFL

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    MysteryMan

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    phrelin

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    TomCat

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    You first.
    And is the pope...retiring?
     
  6. Feb 24, 2013 #86 of 142
    phrelin

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    One of the reasons I like this show is its historical context. The Soviets were paranoid for a reason and had reasons to disdain the American experience based on a variety of perceptions. This Smithsonian Magazine story Eleanor Roosevelt and the Soviet Sniper indicates the experiential distance between Americans of the time and the Soviet population. I would suggest reading the whole story, but here's some excerpts:
    If you read the whole piece, and it is a very good story, it helps to understand the context of the character Elizabeth Jennings played by Keri Russell and some of the other Soviet characters.

    And, of course, 70+ years after Lyudmila Pavlichenko's visit we have just progressed far enough to let women have combat roles.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2013 #87 of 142
    TomCat

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    I think the built-in strength of The Americans is that we already know the back story and how compelling that is. And I think trying to show a slice of how that might have gone down is a clever idea rich with possibilities. I was really rooting for them to hit a homer on so fat a pitch. After ep 2 I am not sure the writers are up to that task, even when given such a great platform as a jumping-off point.

    And since the wall came down 24 years ago, maybe the 18-34 demo doesn't even have that context.
     
  8. Feb 26, 2013 #88 of 142
    phrelin

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    Wait until you've seen episode 4. It provides at least some historical context and produces a change in the relationship that is the primary story arc. But I hope at least some in the 18-34 demo have more context.
     
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    I look forward to this show each week, it challenges me to pay attention so I can follow the plot line. Now if I can just get the DVR to stop recording the same show twice (though I suppose a safety net in case the kids delete it on me is good).
     
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    RunnerFL

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    Is it actually recording the same episode twice or is it recording the episode and its corresponding "Three-Minute Replay"? My Series Link is getting both the episode and the "Three-Minute Replay".
     
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    Ah, you are correct, it is the "three minute replay", now it makes some sense.
     
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    TomCat

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    I kind of like that 3-minute replay thing. It keeps me in the loop. It worked for Rescue Me and is working for Justified. It would not surprise me if other networks start doing this. Of course the key is if they can sell time in it. If I were a major network I would provide this gratis to affiliates and let them run it as a filler whenever (and force my O&O stations to air it).
     
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    Actually, it's not supposed to be a fantasy world. It's supposed to be DC in the early 80s.

    Just because every waking moment of a man's life isn't dedicated to the next woman he can see doesn't mean that he isn't secure, or proud, or whatever in his sexuality. It just means at some point he grew up. I think maybe you're looking for Playboy or Spice. they're a little further up the dial from FX.
     
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    I had a feeling of what was actually going on in this weeks episode but I didn't expect what happened afterwards. I really like this show. I'm really glad they picked it up for a second season already.
     
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    Drucifer

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    Catching up on it this weekend.

    So in this series, they're going to reproduce every notorious spy event of the last 50 years, all done by this one couple.

    The show is interesting, but so far nothing that hasn't been done before.
     
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    I'm really glad that I stuck with the show. From the previews, I wasn't too sure on the show at all, but after watching the premier, I was hook.

    FX does it again.
     
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    I watched all of the available episodes via VOD (in SD-bleh) this weekend and I am pretty well hooked. Those cars remind me of my youth.
     
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    Hmm... I must of missed the series where the heros of the series are KGB spies set on taking the United States government down.
     
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    Drucifer

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    Heros?
     
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    oldschoolecw

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    Works for me,





    it might be in Russian :)
     

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