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Joe Weisberg, 2013
Another fresh premise from US cable TV: two KGB officers pose deep undercover as a photogenic nuclear family in 1980s Washington DC. While the duo’s loyalties to their cause, each other and their children are constantly tested, revealing flashbacks to their former lives in the USSR make devotion to The Americans effortless.
Combining a crisp portrait of suburban life with exciting cold-war subterfuge, this drama offers a new perspective on a not-so-distant decade – all set to a satisfying 80s pop soundtrack.