#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Series Online Free – A pair of deep-cover Soviet spies masquerades as a typical DC couple whose children, neighbors, coworkers, and friends are completely unaware of their activities. At home, they’re the stereotypical parents of stereotypical kids; at work, they pose as travel agents; but at night, they weave a web of confidantes, lovers, dupes, and historical figures from the Reagan-era Cold War. The startlingly realistic plot twists force the viewer to consider the real cost of an undeclared war, what it takes to protect one’s beliefs, if it’s worth it, and if it actually worked for either side. Plot: Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI Counterintelligence agent.
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There’s a reason that The Americans is one of the best reviewed shows and that’s because it’s fantastic! There have been a ton of spy shows over the years but The Americans is without a doubt one the best of them! It’s easily one of the 2 or 3 the most thrilling spy show ever created! Loved it!
Excellent and memorable series
The story of Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings, two Russian spies living in the US with their children during the Cold War.
The Americans is a solid spy thriller, excellent psychological drama and most of all a brilliant character study of family and relationships.
The overarching narrative is a masterfully told story of marriage and parenthood set in the spy world. Through six seasons we are presented with a number of character arcs, mysteries and sub-plots that propel the Jennings family forward and explore a number of fascinating themes.
An important factor to consider is that if you are looking for a pure spy-thriller this probably is the not the show for you. The 1980s era Cold War and espionage is merely a period setting and a means to drive the plot in an entertaining way. It also provides the perfect way to explore the show’s themes such as identity, core beliefs, truth, deception, manipulation, marriage, fidelity, family, friendship and parenting.
That’s not to say the espionage related scenes are a weakness of the show. In fact we are presented with numerous sting operations, heists, assassinations and other missions that are a good as anything shown in the spy movies. As with the best spy movies, some sequences require a certain amount of suspension of disbelief. However, over the course of the show these scenes are not the main focus. The point of it all is how the characters behave, feel and develop as a result of the things they do. More emphasis is placed on the emotional and psychological toll it takes on people involved and how this impacts crucial decisions they make. Some episodes, particularly in the show’s very reflective and character-driven fifth season are purely about the emotional state of the main characters and contain very little movement in the overarching narrative.
One of the strongest aspects of the show is the level of irony in the storytelling. The scripts are so well plotted that many actions have affects on other characters and situations that have knock-on affects elsewhere. So many events are intricately linked to each other and (as the audience) we have the benefit of knowing the truth, whereas the characters sometimes do not and this is what makes the storytelling so engaging. There are a number of very clever parallels between characters that either reflect terrible truths in their relationships with other characters or even foreshadow events to come.
Another strength is the dialogue. Very little is spelt out to the audience and there is a lot of pent up emotion in certain exchanges. Everything that is said feels natural, whilst what isn’t said sometimes explains everything. There is no clunky exposition or cheesy Hollywood clichés, it all feels like people having real interactions.
If I have any minor issue with The Americans, and it is only nitpicking, it is that I found it a mostly joyless and downbeat experience. I was riveted from start to finish and found virtually every moment captivating, but there was very little humour outside of the dark irony that crept in from time to time.
There are a number of very memorable characters. I won’t say what I think of them as it may spoil what is to come, but however bad, good, sad or complex they might seem, they are pretty unforgettable. The two main characters Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings are very distinct and different from each other in a highly compelling way. Stan Beeman is equally intriguing and carries much of the show along with Elizabeth and Phillip. Paige Jennings grows into a very important part of storytelling and for anyone with children she should be a huge point of interest. Others such as Martha, Nina, Oleg, Claudia and Gabriel always offer good value for their screen time.
For me the show is consistently very strong throughout its run with some episodes in particular being brilliant examples of modern television. The production values are always excellent, with great practical cinematography, very good editing, perfect song placement and strong period design.
Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell and Noah Emmerich are without a doubt the stars of the show giving consistently brilliant performances with the largest amount of screen time. The supporting cast are always excellent with the likes of Holly Taylor, Alison Wright, Annet Mahendru, Susan Misner, Margo Martindale, Frank Langella, Costa Ronin and Lev Gorn as some of the best examples.
I asked myself how it ranks next to other modern box set type shows. For me based purely on my own personal taste, it falls just shy of the all round entertainment provided by my favourites The Sopranos, The Wire and Deadwood. However, I think it’s on par with such excellent shows as Band Of Brothers, Game Of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul and Mad Men. Others might disagree based on their own taste, but there’s no denying it’s quality.
As for its suitability for family viewing, it is something I watched with my partner, but definitely not suitable for younger children. There is hardly any bad language, except in the most extreme situations. The violence isn’t frequent but when it happens it is depicted brutally and realistically. Sexual scenes, particularly in the earlier seasons, are fairly strong and a frequent occurrence but get less as the show goes on.
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Original Title The Americans
Total Seasons 6
Released 30 Jan 2013
Release Year 2013–2018
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Writer Joseph Weisberg
Actors Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Keidrich Sellati
Country United States
Awards Won 4 Primetime Emmys. 48 wins & 161 nominations total
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