The Americans, Season 1

The Americans, Season 1

The Americans

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2013-01-30
  • Advisory Rating: Caution
  • Episodes: 14
  • iTunes Price: GBP 14.99
  • iTunes HD Price: GBP 14.99
7.888/10
7.888
From 676 Ratings

Description

The Americans is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President. The arranged marriage of Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell), who have two children – 13-year-old Paige (Holly Taylor) and 10-year-old Henry (Keidrich Sellati), who know nothing about their parents’ true identity – grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but is constantly tested by the escalation of the Cold War and the intimate, dangerous and darkly funny relationships they must maintain with a network of spies and informants under their control. Complicating their relationship further is Philip’s growing sense of affinity for America’s values and way of life. Tensions also heighten upon the arrival of a new neighbor, Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich), an FBI agent. Stan and his partner, Agent Chris Amador (Maximiliano Hernández), are members of a new division of Counterintelligence tasked with fighting against foreign agents on U.S. soil, including KGB Directorate S illegals, Russian spies posing as Americans.

Episodes

Title Time Price
1 Pilot 1:09:11 GBP 0.99 Buy on iTunes
2 The Clock 47:46 GBP 0.99 Buy on iTunes
3 Gregory 45:40 GBP 0.99 Buy on iTunes
4 In Control 42:13 GBP 0.99 Buy on iTunes
5 Comint 39:39 GBP 0.99 Buy on iTunes
6 Trust Me 49:20 GBP 0.99 Buy on iTunes
7 Duty and Honor 40:39 GBP 0.99 Buy on iTunes
8 Mutually Assured Destruction 47:07 GBP 0.99 Buy on iTunes
9 Safe House 48:38 GBP 0.99 Buy on iTunes
10 Only You 45:25 GBP 0.99 Buy on iTunes
11 Covert War 41:50 GBP 0.99 Buy on iTunes
12 The Oath 42:17 GBP 0.99 Buy on iTunes
13 The Colonel 47:02 GBP 0.99 Buy on iTunes
14 Secrets and Lives (Exclusive) 07:02 Season Only Buy on iTunes

Reviews

  • Addictive viewing

    5
    By justlistening
    I gave this a try for want of anything else to watch (completely fed up with British tv series on all channels). This is completely addictive with never a dull moment. I'm trying to watch 4 to 5 episodes at each sitting. Thank goodness there are 5 seasons to date! This along with 11.22.63 and GoT is probably the best tv show for a long time.
  • Award worthy

    5
    By Traveler1234567
    This show is incredible. It is how i wished homeland had been written. Faster paced and cliff hanger endings. It has the suspense of Breaking Bad. You will see why...but none of the dull episodes. Absolutely incredibly well written and very clever. Quite believable also. Superb cast and just an all round perfect substitute for those that miss breaking bad and Homeland.
  • Spies like us

    5
    By Tamburlaine
    Elizabeth and Philip Jennings are travel agents in Washington, but they are really Russian spies living as Americans in the US in the 1980s at the start of the Reagan administration. This is a fantastic series, which makes you root for people who do bad things, but who are recognisably real people: neither the Russians nor the Americans are wholly bad nor wholly good, and the complexity of the relationships is beautifully and subtly done. Matthew Rhys does the most amazing American accent - he and Keri Russell are superb as the Jennings, and the other actors, especially the kids, do a great job. I just binge-watched the whole of the first series and can’t wait for more.
  • Absolutely gripping

    5
    By Female Parental Unit
    Fantastic story line delivered by excellent actors and direction. Hope there's a season 2!
  • Surprisingly good

    4
    By Eng666Bob
    saw the pilot on a plane, and episode 2. and was hooked. i was ready for this to be laughably bad, but it isnt. Some of the plot devices are a bit far fetched but overall it works. the characters build really well. not all angels . but it isnt nasty russians v apple pie at all. its 80s but not in your face like ashes to ashes.
  • Two thumbs up

    5
    By jagonmo
    Such a great show. The complexity of its characters make the spectator sympathises with them, Russian and American, at human level.
  • The Americans

    5
    By JBeviere
    I love it, can't put it down!
  • Gripping

    5
    By masybrik
    Love love love this series!! So interesting & different. Waiting for the 2nd series now to find out what happens to all the characters.
  • The Americans

    5
    By Brownbbrown
    Fantastic tv series! We need more of this! Keeps you in suspense every time !! Not to be missed
  • Very 80's very intense

    5
    By fall_out_boy1
    Personally I'm a bit of an 80's kid so the series really hits the button with me. But also just as a drama it's very intense and the suspension is very good. I like the basic concept and the 2 leads are very good and also the FBI guy. Really looking forward to where this is going. As always one should note though that the iTunes pricing is a bit of a rip off unfortunately...

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