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The Americans on FX

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

  1. Feb 1, 2013 #21 of 142

    Starchild Legend

    Sep 4, 2007
    Both the wife and I loved the show. I was pumped to hear the booming version of Fleetwood Macs "Tusk". Added to the heart pounding scenes immensely.
  2. Feb 1, 2013 #22 of 142

    FYRPLG Legend

    Nov 11, 2006
    Really liked the show. Good acting Good plot filled in the characters from the 60's and their reasons for being here. Did single record but after viewing setup SP.
  3. Feb 1, 2013 #23 of 142

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

    Nov 13, 2006
    Fort Pierce, FL
    There was one song they played that really ticked me off.

    Crocket and Tubbs get to own that scene for all time. For this new untested show to try to capitalize on that moment in tv history with "In the air tonight" was way too presumptuous.

    I will keep watching, but I really got a bad feeling they are reaching at that moment.
  4. Feb 1, 2013 #24 of 142
    Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    Well I ended up working too late to try and watch this last night so maybe tonight is the big night. I'm glad to hear you all are liking it so far.
  5. Feb 1, 2013 #25 of 142

    Supramom2000 In Loving Memory of Onyx-2/23/09

    Jun 20, 2007
    Colbert, WA
    Loved it!! The acting was superb. The musical selection was really good.
  6. Feb 1, 2013 #26 of 142

    elinsner New Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    I'm waiting to see if it's cancelled before I start watching it. I hate falling in love with shows only to see them cancelled after 1 season (or less!).
  7. Feb 1, 2013 #27 of 142

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    FX doesn't cancel shows mid-season so we'll at least get 1 season out of it. Based on critics and viewer reaction I'd say it will be around a while. I haven't seen actual numbers though. Based on buzz I bet next week's episode has higher numbers even.
  8. Feb 1, 2013 #28 of 142

    Steve Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    Ya. I know I told a couple of folks about it who weren't aware of it. They're re-airing the pilot Tuesday night, for those that missed it.
  9. Feb 1, 2013 #29 of 142

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

    Jan 25, 2007
    Halifax, MA
    'The Americans' Premiere Draws 4.7 Million Total Viewers Wednesday Night


  10. Feb 1, 2013 #30 of 142

    klang Hall Of Fame

    Oct 14, 2003
    Based on this thread I have added a timer and will record the re-air of the pilot. No idea when I'll get around to watching.
  11. Feb 1, 2013 #31 of 142

    Galaxie6411 Icon

    Aug 26, 2007
    Looks like yet another FX keeper, FX is right up there with USA in production of shows I like. Loved the music selection and I have had a thing for Keri Russell since I was a kid. Also a huge fan of Tusk.
  12. Feb 1, 2013 #32 of 142

    TomCat Broadcast Engineer

    Aug 31, 2002
    Oh, is that what that was? I guess that did sound a little "fleetwoody" (I was a big fan in the Bob Welch era, but not really in the Lyndsey Buckingham era). At the time I just thought it was a real interesting choice for background music to such a dramatic scene, and hey, that first 12 minutes was pretty compelling anyway. It seemed like the production values and the music choices were outstanding for this show, and complemented the 1981 milieu without hitting us over the head with hair band music and obvious choices.

    I really liked this, and I think we have a real winner here. I think FX will have another large jewel to place in the crown right next to Justified.

    Matthew Rhys was so good on Brothers and Sisters (which collapsed under its own weight after 2 or 3 good seasons and became unwatchable) that I guess it is no surprise how good he is here. Very charismatic, very compelling. The producers should be ecstatic that they got someone of his quality. Keri Russell is good too, maybe not wonderful, but even if the plot bogs down she can still hold 90% of the male audience from changing the channel. Just arch your back a little or play with your hair, Keri; we're not going anywhere.

    We'll have to see how this develops, but this might be in Homeland territory; it even has that kind of feel to it. < spoiler alert this paragraph only > I thought they handled the rape scene very well, and showed just enough to establish Elizabeth's motivation without being gratuitous. I also liked her change of heart when she realized that her fake husband would go the extra mile for her. Very believable for such a fantastically out-there story environment.

    I think this might be the best new show since this fall. Elementary and Vegas are really the only two that stand out for me from that crop, but I think this might even be better, maybe a lot better. Here's hopin'.
  13. Feb 2, 2013 #33 of 142

    Maruuk Hall Of Fame

    Dec 4, 2007
    Wanted to like it. Trashed it after the first segment up to the first commercial. Crushingly trite and dated action spy melodramatic nonsense, unattractive female lead, same old predictable kidnapping formula. Contentless garbage.
  14. Feb 2, 2013 #34 of 142

    brian188 Legend

    Oct 13, 2007
    Yeah, but that is what TV is now. Like it or watch one of three "Walking Dead" versions. "Walking Dead" "Revolution" and "Falling Skies" all the same show at heart. But they are huge.

    Very little is really original anymore.
  15. Feb 2, 2013 #35 of 142

    Maruuk Hall Of Fame

    Dec 4, 2007
    There are still a few shows with actual stories and characters. Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, whatever. But I couldn't agree more about Walking Dead--just re-hashed Romero and mostly, Romero did it better. And Revolution and Falling Skies, jeez what cheez! Same old formulaic tripe that was lame when The Invaders with Roy Thinnes did it in 1961!
  16. Feb 2, 2013 #36 of 142

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    It's supposed to be dated, it takes place in the 80's.
  17. Feb 2, 2013 #37 of 142

    photostudent Godfather

    Nov 8, 2007
    I'm in. Quality kind of caught me by surprise. Murderous Commie main characters may put some watchers off though! I guess we can cheer for them to slowly come over to our side.
  18. Feb 2, 2013 #38 of 142

    Nighthawk68 Godfather

    Oct 14, 2004
    I enjoyed it alot, cant wait for the next episode.
  19. Feb 2, 2013 #39 of 142

    Maruuk Hall Of Fame

    Dec 4, 2007
    I was aware of that. Thus the stultifying "Tusk" theme that they just kept looping over and over awkwardly. Worst attempt at an action TV series score I've ever heard. Sounded like the music editor cut some rough "Tusk" loops in over the scenes as a temp score and they accidentally left it all in as it was. Yikes, brutal.
  20. Feb 2, 2013 #40 of 142

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    Wow, you made that judgement based on the first 10 minutes of the pilot.

    I don't want to argue, but you think Kerri Russell of "Felicity" fame is unattractive???


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