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TKE-Teg
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I love cold war spy shit. Hopefully this is a worthy replacement for AHS since its season just ended.

10pm starting 1/30

1/25/2013 11:31:49 AM

DROD900
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looks like a Homeland knockoff too me, I'll still be checking it out

1/25/2013 11:40:04 AM

Jeepxj420
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Looks pretty good. I mean she kicked a dudes head through the wall. How could one not watch?

1/25/2013 11:41:26 AM

DoeoJ
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yea i'll give this a shot.

1/25/2013 11:54:19 AM

Smath74
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i hope this is good

1/25/2013 2:15:48 PM

duro982
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what is this? Channel/network?

Edit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Americans_(2013_TV_series) http://vod.fxnetworks.com/watch/theamericans

It's on FX. KGB Agents impersonate Americans to become sleeper agents.

[Edited on January 27, 2013 at 8:51 PM. Reason : info. and preview]

1/27/2013 8:47:27 PM

Jeepin4x4
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tonight. 1.5 hour premiere

1/30/2013 9:33:13 AM

Slave Famous
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Looking forward to this. I'll watch anything with Kurt Russell.

1/30/2013 9:55:10 AM

dtownral
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^

1/30/2013 10:01:16 AM

stoncuttr
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Quote :
"Looking forward to this. I'll watch anything with Kurt Keri Russell."

1/30/2013 10:05:33 AM

Slave Famous
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Well, she's no Snake Plissken, but I guess she'll suffice.

1/30/2013 10:12:18 AM

Jeepin4x4
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i loved it when Snake and the Pest rescued Halle Berry off of that airplane.

1/30/2013 10:37:14 AM

Slave Famous
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Good night, sweet prince

1/30/2013 10:59:20 AM

Slave Famous
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Grantland loved it. All the endorsement I need. No spoilers really, just a review.

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8896750/andy-greenwald-fx-new-espionage-show-americans

1/30/2013 3:10:05 PM

Kurtis636
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It looked pretty fucking good, and FX has been damn near can't miss the last few years. They're like the AMC of non-dramas.

1/30/2013 3:17:22 PM

dzags18
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Eh. I used to be a fan of Andy Greenwald and the other guy but they are so fucking pretentious talking about Homeland and Walking Dead. I much prefer Firewall and Iceberg/Hitfix for my tv reviews.

That said, Charm School is one of my favorite books and this seems to channel that pretty well. I'll probably watch this at some point.

[Edited on January 30, 2013 at 7:09 PM. Reason : a]

1/30/2013 7:09:08 PM

Elwood
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Thought the ending was good. Just chilling in the corner with my gun.

1/31/2013 12:05:30 AM

zsl
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I liked it

1/31/2013 8:17:53 AM

robster
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+1

1/31/2013 10:28:16 AM

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+2

1/31/2013 10:37:47 AM

jaZon
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You guys are going to force me to torrent this

Sweet

1/31/2013 2:11:36 PM

Jeepxj420
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Yep......I'm gonna like this show.

1/31/2013 2:59:15 PM

Kurtis636
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Episode one was pretty good. I like the guy who plays "Phillip" but I can't place what else he's been in.

1/31/2013 4:01:43 PM

Flyin Ryan
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^ In a show called Brothers & Sisters per a review I read.

Good show. I do like the subtle humor where you can tell the Russian in them coming out, mostly done in the conversations with their kids. Like their son talking about being wowed by the astronaut that talked to them and reached the moon, and then his mom says "you know, the moon is just one thing, it's a great accomplishment just to go into space".

1/31/2013 9:47:07 PM

TKE-Teg
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^hah yeah I laughed at that comment as well.

Really enjoyed ep 1

2/1/2013 1:17:55 PM

Smath74
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damn good pilot. I think i will enjoy this show.

2/2/2013 9:03:05 AM

dzags18
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I went into this expecting Felicity to be the one who wants out of the life. Really happy that its the other way around. I liked it.

2/2/2013 10:15:02 AM

gunzz
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I am going to love this show. The pilot was right up my alley. Lots of quality actors.

2/3/2013 3:03:30 PM

Smath74
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^agreed.

2/3/2013 8:58:06 PM

Wraith
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"Episode one was pretty good. I like the guy who plays "Phillip" but I can't place what else he's been in."


Maybe it is me but he looks a lot like James McAvoy:






Also, this is set in 1981 right? Their clothes/hairstyles/furniture/etc. don't seem to correspond with that. When I look at pictures of my parents and me from the early 80s (I was born in 83), it is OBVIOUS that it is just a completely different time. We're talking like brown corduroy furniture with orange/mustard/olive trim, shoulder pads on women's clothes, big hair on everyone, mustaches and sideburns all over the damn place. Even the business suits back then had giant lapels and way too much fabric in general. It seems that all they really did to reinforce the fashion and style of the early 80s was give him tall socks when he was running.

[Edited on February 4, 2013 at 9:21 AM. Reason : ]

2/4/2013 9:19:14 AM

Jeepin4x4
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^i understand that complaint, but honestly if they were to make it true to the times it would be way too distracting. the 80's were hokey as shit so i don't mind if they keep the costuming somewhat neutral.

you could tell they tried to give a nod to the 80s early on in the episode. the very first scene at home Felicity is wearing high rise, stone washed Guess jeans. but in one of the next scenes outside they had her in more flattering low rise modern day pants. Didn't take me out of the story at all.

2/4/2013 9:25:37 AM

Wraith
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^Yeah I noticed those jeans and though "hah, mother jeans".

No, it isn't really too distracting from the story I just figured they'd try and be a little bit more authentic. They just better not start showing up with flat screen TV's and stuff. I would like to see some calculator watches though.

2/4/2013 9:28:38 AM

Geppetto
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I tried to watch it on demand but it wasn't there.

Damn you FX

2/4/2013 10:03:42 AM

Smath74
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yeah I'd like to see more 80's specific styling but the storyline definitely made up for it.

2/4/2013 10:30:41 AM

brianj320
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what i like about this show is how all this could've actually happened IRL. i know we had spies and they had spies, etc etc but what the show is about could've really went down. mind-boggling.

2/4/2013 10:34:26 AM

dzags18
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For anyone who hasn't read it - check out Charm School by Nelson Demille. Tells a similar story.

2/4/2013 10:54:33 AM

gunzz
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shit, i would bet this show has some "real-life" situations written into it. the series creator, Joe Weisberg, worked for the CIA

I loved the scene after they dumped the body ... that shit was kind of cold to me. it was a very dynamic display of Elizabeth and Philip's relationship paired with the scene close to the ending where Elizabeth opened up about her former life.

i also love how the woman is the hard-nosed professional and the man is the emotional one in the relationship.

so much to like from the pilot. i just hope it keeps pace and doesnt turn into a pile of shit. i think this could be a special show.

2/4/2013 2:02:20 PM

Jeepin4x4
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"i also love how the woman is the hard-nosed professional and the man is the emotional one in the relationship. "


yeah, that really surprised and drew me in at the same time. can't wait for this week's.

2/4/2013 2:22:59 PM

StillFuchsia
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I'm intrigued enough to keep watching

2/4/2013 2:46:11 PM

BiggzsIII
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It caught my attention. Will keep watching to see if it gets more exciting. It has not made me say I need to watch immediately, but it will be DVRed.


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2/4/2013 3:09:12 PM

TKE-Teg
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"what i like about this show is how all this could've actually happened IRL. i know we had spies and they had spies, etc etc but what the show is about could've really went down. mind-boggling."


heh, I have no doubt that this stuff actually DID happen. (spies being implanted and whatnot).

2/4/2013 3:33:56 PM

dweedle
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the Int'l Spy Museum in DC has some interesting stories w/ exhibits


2/4/2013 6:25:39 PM

thegoodlife3
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finally got around to watching it tonight and absolutely loved it

2/5/2013 9:03:52 PM

aimorris
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^ same here, just finished it. It's one of the better pilots of a show I can remember seeing and it's really encouraging that it got good ratings. Loved almost everything about it

2/5/2013 10:01:49 PM

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Holy shit this was way better than expected

+1

2/5/2013 11:36:53 PM

DoeoJ
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went to watch today and apparently my DVR got the 3 minute review of episode one instead.

2/5/2013 11:40:05 PM

Jeepxj420
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Tonight!

2/6/2013 3:16:36 PM

armorfrsleep
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The second episode was really strong as well...definitely more self-contained than the pilot but that's to be expected. This show is as tense as Breaking Bad right out of the gate. And Matthew Rhys is fucking killing it as Phillip, I don't know that I've seen him in much before but he's a revelation.

2/7/2013 12:23:33 AM

thegoodlife3
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this is going to be a fucking epic game of cat and mouse and I couldn't be more excited to watch

also like how they are making the family dichotomy tough for both leads

2/7/2013 12:42:25 AM

Jeepxj420
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Loving this show! I like how the FBI agent had beluga caviar and shared it with Phillip.

2/7/2013 11:30:09 AM

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