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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 08:31 AM

The Americans on FX

Anyone else catch the premiere of this show? What did you think? I think it has great potential. Loved the 80s retro stuff and 80s music! Starting off to Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk" the way they did definitely grabbed my attention.

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Reply The Americans on FX (Original post)
Silver Gaia Jan 2013 OP
Little Star Jan 2013 #1
bananas Jan 2013 #2
dsc Jan 2013 #3
LibinMo Jan 2013 #4
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #5
Silver Gaia Feb 2013 #6
Silver Gaia Feb 2013 #7
a kennedy Feb 2013 #8
one_voice Feb 2013 #9
xoom Feb 2013 #10
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #11
Little Star Feb 2013 #12
Little Star Feb 2013 #13
davidpdx Feb 2013 #14
Silver Gaia Feb 2013 #15
davidpdx Feb 2013 #16
Silver Gaia Feb 2013 #17
Auggie Feb 2013 #18
Silver Gaia Feb 2013 #19
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #20
Ohio Joe Feb 2013 #21
davidpdx Feb 2013 #22

Response to Silver Gaia (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 08:38 AM

1. Have it on my DVR. I'll get back to you once I watch it:)

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Response to Silver Gaia (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:00 AM

2. Oh yeah, brought back memories

I think it was well done.
Tusk grabbed my attention too.
Haven't heard it in a long time.
Also that song in the bar at the beginning.

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Response to Silver Gaia (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:53 PM

3. really liked it

Have to say that as a fan of Brothers and Sisters seeing Matthew Rhys (Kevin from Brothers and Sisters) being a total bad ass was really something.

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Response to dsc (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:09 PM

4. Thumbs up-am programming my DVR for this show

I liked Rhys on Bros & Sisters. His acting last night blew me away.

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Response to Silver Gaia (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:26 AM

5. Damn it! One more show to add to our bloated tv viewing schedule!

We watched it tonight, and didn't realize it was two hours, which is a great sign in my book. I really enjoyed it. The first song wasn't "Tusk" though, it was "Harden my Heart" by Quarterflash! When I heard "Tusk", I immediately remembered your post here. LOL! Too much TV, too much DU!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:40 AM

6. True, but it was "Tusk" and the way they used it

that got to me. At that point, I was sold! LOL

ETA: And yeah, I hear ya on that bloated TV viewing schedule. We try to be selective, and there's a lot of stuff I won't watch, but there's actually a lot of really good TV drama out there these days--enough to give us at least one show a night (except Saturday), and sometimes two or three. Sunday nights are ridiculously bloated.

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Response to Silver Gaia (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:42 AM

7. Maureen Ryan gave it a thumbs up in her review.

I usually agree with Mo, and I do here as well. It's a good read: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/the-americans-review-keri-russell_b_2568681.html

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Response to Silver Gaia (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:06 AM

8. Loved it......

and that Kerri Russell....yikes, who knew she could be such a bad ass too. I think it's going to be a good watch.

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Response to Silver Gaia (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:29 PM

9. I liked the first episode...

will definitely watch a few more see where it goes. As if I need more shows to watch.

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Response to Silver Gaia (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:24 PM

10. Its great so far! Going to be a great watch fur sure.

 

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Response to Silver Gaia (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:03 PM

11. Thay call that nudity?! They need to watch a few episodes of "American Horror Story."

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Response to Silver Gaia (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 03:57 PM

12. John Boy???????....

I watched the first episode and was shocked to see John Boy (Richard Thomas)! Then I watched the preview for episode 2 and was also shocked (again) to see Mags Bennett (Margo Martindale)!

Well anyways, I liked the first episode. It did take me till a little more than half way through the episode before it caught my interest. I've got the second episode on DVR so i'll get back to you after I watch that one too, lol.

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Response to Silver Gaia (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 05:34 PM

13. OK. I just watched episode two and I like it quite a bit.

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Response to Silver Gaia (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:57 AM

14. So far it is a good series

We'll see if it survives the first year. I think it has a better chance of renewal given it's on cable instead of a network.

I generally have 3 TV shows for the Fall/Winter/Spring seasons and 3 shows in the Summer season

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Response to Silver Gaia (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:49 AM

15. I'm teaching a class right now in which two students are brothers from Russia.

I asked them on the first night of class if they had watched the show (it had just premiered). They both said they had and liked it very much.

Tonight, one of them mentioned it again as we were leaving class, saying he was really enjoying it. Then, he said, "It's very accurate." Ha!

Wonder how he knows that...

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Response to Silver Gaia (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:04 AM

16. What are you teaching? English?

It would be fascinating to talk with them about the program. Take them out for a few beers and see what you can get out of them? I'd love to be a fly on the wall for that conversation.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:50 PM

17. No, not English.

They both speak very good English. It's a philosophy course.

Yeah, I'd love to talk to them about it more, and maybe I will be able to do that. They are both great guys. Smart, and warm and friendly.

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Response to Silver Gaia (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:45 AM

18. Episode 4: perhaps the best television I've ever seen

Wonderful twist in seeing how events played out from a different POV, even if fictitious.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:49 AM

19. Yeah, this is fast becoming one of the shows I look forward to every week.

I haven't seen an episode I didn't like yet. The hour just flies by...

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Response to Silver Gaia (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:52 AM

20. "The hour just flies by..." Ain't that the truth!

It really is a good show! It makes me wonder about "today" and the world of spying. I mean back then, there was no internet, no quick way to check IDs, no real fingerprint analysis, and the like.

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Response to Silver Gaia (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:32 AM

21. I've watched the first four episodes now... Really good stuff

I have no idea how this could work for more then two or three seasons but it could be a lot of fun.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 08:13 AM

22. True, the story line after the first season will be interesting

There are some major events they have mentioned (like Reagan getting shot) where you pretty much know around the time frame the story should be happening. They have to be careful not to get too repetitive or people will get bored. Maybe they have a plan in terms of the plot to keep it going. We'll have to see I guess.

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