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The Americans

Series Summary
Philip and Elizabeth Jennings are two KGB spies in an arranged marriage who are posing as Americans in suburban Washington, D.C., shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected president. The couple have two children, teenager Paige and preteen Henry, who are unaware of their parents' true identities. The complex marriage becomes more passionate and genuine each day but is continually tested as the Cold War escalates. As Philip begins to warm up to America's values and way of life, his relationship with Elizabeth becomes more complicated. Further complicating things is the arrival of the Jennings' new neighbor, FBI agent Stan Beeman, who is part of a new division of the agency tasked with fighting foreign agents on U.S. soil. The drama series was created by former CIA agent-turned-author Joe Weisberg.

Air Dates: 2013 - Present

Genres: Drama

Network: FX

  • Season 3, Ep. 13 : March 8, 1983 Apr 22, 2015

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    Elizabeth and Paige take a trip that lands them in treacherous territory; Philip turns to an unlikely source for solace; Stan's plan to save Nina culminates in unforeseen ways.

  • Season 3, Ep. 12 : I Am Abassin Zadran Apr 15, 2015

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    Martha hosts an unexpected guest; Philip and Elizabeth must work a formidable Mujahideen commander; Paige acts out.

  • Season 3, Ep. 11 : One Day in The Life of Anton Baklanov Apr 8, 2015

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    Philip and Elizabeth's home and work lives collide in new ways; Nina struggles to figure out her next steps; Arkady assigns Oleg and Tatiana to an operation with uncertain potential.

  • Season 3, Ep. 10 : Stingers Apr 1, 2015

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    Philip and Elizabeth deploy a plan for the C.I.A.'s Mujahideen visitors; tensions at the Jennings' home escalate.

  • Season 3, Ep. 9 : Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep? Mar 25, 2015

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    Philip and Elizabeth struggle with the gravity of unexpected collateral damage; Stan and Oleg hatch a risky plan to help save Nina.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • Very few shows are able to combine pleasurable episodic storytelling so deftly with solid character building and delicious suspense, but the first five episodes of the new season do that with style, not to mention period-perfect wigs. show more

  • As the new season begins, this series continues to be among the best of the extraordinary number of great TV dramas vying for attention. show more

  • The Americans is already reinventing itself. Why? Because it has the confidence to know that it's about more than the relationship between two specific characters. Rather it's about the idea of relationships in general, in all their intricacy and weirdness--the secrecy they require, the comfort they create, the confusion they entail, the danger they can unleash. And that never gets old. show more

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