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17 May 2016 @ 04:36 pm
The Americans  
Our neighbors recommended us TV series "The Americans" as a drama about Soviet spy couple that struggles with their marriage.

Surprisingly, "The Americans" plot looks more realistic than I initially thought it would be.
Even most actors who play Soviet spies - speak pure Russian.
(Unfortunately, the main couple cannot really speak Russian anywhere close to being realistic for the native speakers, but they almost always speak English anyway).

Blood, dirt, sex, cynicism, and passion on both ends of the battle.

I binge watched the first season in a day and now in the second season territory.
"The Americans" is available on Amazon Prime.

 
 
 
Clean and soberanspa on May 18th, 2016 12:33 am (UTC)
You forgot to mention violence. First two seasons are full of it.

In general, after watching in 'till half of the 4th season, I consider the series are same chewing gum, as we have from other networks. It's just a bit spicier at times and accessories of the 80s are reconstructed very carefully (as the 2-tier Russian characters you mentioned). And yes, we have a meaningless pleasure to judge characters from their both russian and american sides or angles. Whatever that means. =) Ha. Ha.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on May 18th, 2016 12:59 am (UTC)
> judge characters from their both russian and american sides or angles

I do not believe that such people as Elizabeth AKA Nadejda "Die for Motherland" actually ever existed.

I can see how hardcore USSR patriots could exist inside of USSR, but how can that patriotism survive after so many years in the US in the mind of a smart person? It is just not realistic.

Philip Jennings's character (willing to defect for $6M) is more believable.
Clean and soberanspa on May 18th, 2016 02:22 am (UTC)
> I do not believe that such people as Elizabeth AKA Nadejda "Die for Motherland" actually ever existed.

Oh, yes, they were real. Especially in the 80s. If you cannot fit in her shoes, that does not mean she is not real.

For instance, I cannot imagine how sexual violence is performed, it is just not one of my programs. That does not mean that sexual crimes do not happen (done by those who is capable of doing that).

Edited at 2016-05-18 02:22 am (UTC)
Американский Наблюдатель: Uncle Samyostrov on May 18th, 2016 04:11 am (UTC)
Посмотрел все сезоны с удовольствием!
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on May 18th, 2016 05:03 am (UTC)
Wikipedia тоже хвалит все сезоны.
И что ещё более удивительно, второй и последующие сезоны даже более популярны, чем первый.