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joepeshi
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PSu2dpWBjfQ

Guess I was wrong. Maybe interrogated by the Russians

2/3/2015 3:10:59 AM

Cherokee
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The Assets >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The Americans

2/5/2015 11:26:57 PM

TKE-Teg
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^I feel like you don't know to properly use the greater and less than symbols.

2/6/2015 8:58:37 AM

Cherokee
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This show is fucking terrible. 80% of the shit going on in this series isn't even close to plausible.

2/13/2015 2:31:50 AM

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i'll let you see yourself out.

2/13/2015 8:47:39 AM

skywalkr
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^^ Counterpoint, this show is fucking great. One of the best shows on TV currently.

2/13/2015 9:26:47 AM

Cherokee
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It's one thing to like the series as just a TV show. I can't argue with you on that. But if it's trying to pass itself as some realistic or accurate representation of nearly any aspect of espionage or the Cold War, and you believe it, then you should probably read more.

It would be like saying this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfIAKj3Gl1E) is an accurate representation of the space program.

[Edited on February 13, 2015 at 5:11 PM. Reason : a]

2/13/2015 5:10:15 PM

skywalkr
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Oh sorry, I forgot that this was a documentary.

2/13/2015 8:46:34 PM

SchndlrsFist
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^^There is this great new show on NBC called Allegiance that is right up your alley. Go critique that for a while.

2/14/2015 12:20:46 PM

Cherokee
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"Oh sorry, I forgot that this was a documentary."


I think my frustration is that for how good you think the show is now, you would likely find it to be infinitely more appealing if it was based in reality.

I mean, how can anyone actually buy into the show when you have a mom hiding spy equipment behind the dryer in her garage and a dad hiding disguises in his bathroom. Kids are some of the most curious beings on this planet. They would 100% find all that shit just by accident.

The whole point of sending people into a country in a deep cover situation (like Directorate S) is to have them there in the future. The bullshit "spying" they are doing right now would just be done by normal agents. It's just not believable.

Just watched the trailer for Allegiance. Garbage.

[Edited on February 14, 2015 at 4:10 PM. Reason : a]

2/14/2015 4:07:59 PM

SchndlrsFist
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"Just watched the trailer for Allegiance. Garbage."


Exactly, this FX show is vastly superior to what the networks can come up with. Allegiance appears to be some awful mashup of The Americans and Scorpion.

2/14/2015 7:03:46 PM

Cherokee
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^watch The Assets on Netflix.

2/14/2015 7:48:30 PM

LivinProof78
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"The whole point of sending people into a country in a deep cover situation (like Directorate S) is to have them there in the future. The bullshit "spying" they are doing right now would just be done by normal agents. It's just not believable."


to be fair...they were sent to the U.S. in the 60s...this would be the future relative to the Cold War

2/16/2015 11:14:38 PM

Cherokee
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I know. More specifically, they want them there long-term to collect intelligence. Not run around assassinating people every day. To develop and run sources.

[Edited on February 17, 2015 at 1:02 PM. Reason : a]

2/17/2015 1:02:26 PM

TKE-Teg
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Apparently you're the cold war espionage expert?

2/27/2015 4:36:13 PM

joepeshi
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They finally spilled the beans to Paige ??

4/2/2015 12:47:28 AM

CarZin
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The show has to pivot, soon. Paige is going to spy on her parents, and feed the feds... Paige is going to spill the beans to the feds, and the feds are going to force the parents to turn double agents, or one of the two parents will turn double.

4/2/2015 10:43:09 AM

joepeshi
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I want Paige to Go to Russia to visit babushka

4/13/2015 12:52:23 AM

zsl
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There's a ton of stuff they left up in the air, it was a pretty excellent finale though.

This show is so well written. It's too bad more people don't watch it.

[Edited on April 23, 2015 at 11:11 AM. Reason : []

4/23/2015 11:10:39 AM

fenway
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Awesome finale, but yeah a lot of stuff left up in the air. No Martha appearance and not even a mention of Kimmy.

4/23/2015 12:08:38 PM

joepeshi
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Great finale. Seem like Phil was about to turn and then the Gipper up and got Elizabeth all riled up.

4/23/2015 8:56:19 PM

bbehe
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Paige is the worst.

4/23/2015 9:13:28 PM

Wraith
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What!? No resolution on Philip taking his wig off for Martha.

And it looks like Phil may start banging Sandra next season.

4/24/2015 12:07:11 AM

TKE-Teg
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Awww shit, we back!!!

3/17/2016 9:11:44 AM

dweedle
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damn

4/10/2016 9:39:28 PM

TKE-Teg
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I was wondering when someone was gonna die

4/11/2016 8:51:44 AM

Wraith
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I feel like her plot line was getting stale anyway. Only so much you can show of her trying to work the scientist in a Soviet prison.

4/11/2016 9:19:15 AM

TKE-Teg
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That season finale was boring as hell. I could barely stay awake.

6/15/2016 8:35:38 AM

CarZin
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Yes, agreed, it sucked.

6/15/2016 11:16:51 AM

Cherokee
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"I want Paige to Go to Russia to visit babushka"


cracked me up

6/15/2016 5:06:42 PM

TKE-Teg
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Back in March!

1/12/2017 11:23:48 AM

ViolentMAW
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Cherokee your post history is strictly US Russia relations :crack: :crack: :crack: :crack: :crack: :crack:

3/5/2017 9:10:20 PM

Cherokee
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lol

Espionage, the Cold War and Russia/Eastern European history are big interests of mine. Not really sure why, just grew up interested in it.

I've lost some of my hatred of The Americans in all honesty. Actually, most of it. I think I just get annoyed when shows are stretched like this. I just feel like you have so much accurate material to work with that is absolutely fascinating and I don't see why writers have to make things up.

3/5/2017 9:32:12 PM

ViolentMAW
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It's funny because I didn't know anything about the Cold War and I thought this show was teaching me some things. At least it makes me think about it. Anyway, it's a drama show and I know it has to be a drama. Living next door to Stan (THE Man) Beeman. I mean come on.

3/5/2017 10:10:59 PM

Cherokee
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"At least it makes me think about it."


That is actually one of the reasons I was able to look more openly at this show. Really I was just being a contradictory dick about the whole thing, haha. I do recommend you check out The Assets though. Only a 9 episode miniseries. You'll definitely learn a lot from that one, particularly the 9th episode which is an actual documentary on what went down.

I love the dad's character and am highly intrigued to see how the Stan thing plays out.

Was utterly heartbroken when Nina was executed (plus she is so damned hot).

3/5/2017 10:21:39 PM

TKE-Teg
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Sucks for Hans


Also a nice booty shot last night of Keri

3/16/2017 10:24:51 AM

Wraith
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^Agreed, almost thought we were gonna get some side boob too. I wonder why they killed off Hans so quickly after working for a few seasons now to make him a bigger part of the show.

3/17/2017 9:58:02 AM

Cherokee
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Could be to indicate how the smallest slip ups are starting to add up and bring them closer to exposure. Exposure to the virus via the hand.

Exposure to the FBI with Paige and her sugar daddy.

And I bet while sitting there listening to the agro guy talk about how shitty the SU is, the dad is starting to question more and more why he doesn't just defect.

3/17/2017 12:17:20 PM

packfootball
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Really like this show. I just started it last week, finished season 1 and I'm halfway through season 2. So far season 2 has been a little dull to me, but I'd read that it's the worst stretch of the show and just stick with it because it gets very good again. Loved season 1. I don't know much about the Cold War, so nothing seems too unbelievable that I can't enjoy it. The only thing that kinda seems like a stretch is the FBI agent moving in next door, but ultimately that creates a cool dynamic in the show, similar to Breaking Bad. No overacting or cheesiness which are my pet peeves when it comes to TV shows. This show doesn't really get much love though. If this show was on Netflix instead of Amazon I think it would be a lot more popular.

3/27/2017 9:11:31 AM

TKE-Teg
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Season finale was a bit underwhelming.

6/1/2017 9:25:40 AM

Wraith
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^My thoughts exactly.

"We are going home"

"Guess we are not"

END

6/1/2017 9:40:43 AM

Cherokee
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"Season finale was a bit underwhelming."


Incredibly underwhelming. I hope to god that Philip defects with Henry. Paige would obviously stick with her mom. Would be a hell of a way to end a show that has spent the entire time showing you how the profession completely destroys everything around you and that nobody escapes without wounds.

[Edited on June 1, 2017 at 11:23 AM. Reason : a]

6/1/2017 11:22:59 AM

Wraith
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^Either that or they end up getting caught, possibly by Stan. Would be nuts if Stan's new gf did turn out to be a spy and she ends up killing them if they try to defect or something similar.

6/1/2017 12:16:09 PM

Cherokee
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^I didn't even consider your last point. Considering the wavering they always did, I could absolutely see the Center putting someone in that circle to watch them closely. Would also explain the moving in considering how closely it is coordinated to them saying they wanted to go home.

6/1/2017 1:03:59 PM

Cherokee
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I meant to add this earlier but I kind of think Stan ends up dead to be honest. I just have that feeling.

6/1/2017 6:02:55 PM

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