I’ve just finished watching season one of The Americans, a spy drama/thriller set during the 1980s, focusing on two Directorate S agents, trained to walk and talk like an American.
I must say that I seem to recall being put off by Bear on this show. He reckoned he only watched a few episodes, though. I have perservered. And very glad I did too. I probably haven’t had this amount of spy/counteriintelligence fun since 24. The Americans is nowhere near as explosive or high tempo, but it can really move when it needs to, and neither the Soviets nor Americans muck about.
The two leads, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys own their roles as state-sponsored chameleons, often having to portray different characters to exploit their sources for information. Keri Russell’s Elizabeth is particularly fierce.
Anyone else watching this?