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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When Amazon offer to call to explain/help I had to listen to ~10 minutes of unintelligible recorded murmuring with call centre background and muzak followed by a very angry two way conversation with an agent who announced it was broken, there was nothing I could do and he wasn't going to do anything either. Amazon: listen to the call recording!
Having got to the end of series 6 it has to be said that some of the story arc required a degree of trust from the viewer.
I'm delighted to be able to say that the trust is rewarded with an excellent conclusion, not least as the way it neatly answered a few questions that one might have been asking over time.
It has a very slow start. As with previous "episode 1"s there's a degree of credible elaboration of the back story. There is some good knitting together and introduction of story arc. There is a good build towards a sense that it is coming all to an end.
How it ends is a plot spoiler so just watch it.
Anyone who is wondering what is going on with the Russians right now should watch this series. It’s amazing. The intricacy of the spy plots are extraordinary and who ever is advising on the scripts must have incredible insights. Devastated that this is last series as clearly the events could be as pertinent now as they were in 87. Watch from series 1...well worth it.