The Americans, Season 1

The Americans, Season 1

The Americans

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2013-01-30
  • Advisory Rating: TV-MA
  • Episodes: 17
  • iTunes Price: USD 17.99
  • iTunes HD Price: USD 19.99
7.8/10
7.8
From 358 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 1:09:13 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
2 The Clock 47:45 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
3 Gregory 45:40 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
4 In Control 42:13 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
5 Comint 39:39 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
6 Trust Me 49:20 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
7 Duty and Honor 40:39 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
8 Mutually Assured Destruction 47:07 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
9 Safe House 48:38 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
10 Only You 45:25 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
11 Covert War 41:51 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
12 The Oath 42:17 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
13 The Colonel 47:02 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
14 In Character With: Kerri Russell 04:57 Season Only Buy on iTunes
15 In Character With: Matthew Rhys 04:57 Season Only Buy on iTunes
16 World Premiere 04:57 Season Only Buy on iTunes
17 Secrets and Lives (Exclusive) 07:02 Season Only Buy on iTunes

Trailer

Reviews

  • Don't pay for commercials

    1
    By Skreba
    Paid $.99 for the Pilot. Show was decent enough…but definitely not enough to sit through commercials after paying for a show. Fox does this on their main shows (see New Girl) and now they're doing it on subsidiary networks. Don't know about you, but I refuse to pay for shows with ads.
  • FX is saving TV

    5
    By XB47
    Truly original with excellent plot, script, acting, direction, and backdrop. I think anyone would enjoy this show, and I was hooked 5 minutes into the pilot. FX/USA are making network television look lazy. Suits, White Collar, Breaking Bad, Justified...the whole lot of these original series are fantastic. I put The Americans right at the top of any list. Enjoy.
  • Remove the annoying commercials!

    1
    By Matt Langston
    To FX: Remove your annoying commercials for your other shows or I will continue to give "The Americans" low 1 star ratings. I pay you (and Apple) a premium of $1.99 per episode so that I can avoid your frustrating commercials.
  • Epic Cold War Drama!

    5
    By Chris_93
    This is a huge win for FX, I have yet to hear any negative feedback for the pilot. I enjoyed it and I look forward to wednesday nights now!
  • Excellent

    5
    By Spaceprincess shannon
    An exceptional drama. The acting and writing are well done. I'm looking forward to more.
  • good show very bad advertising.

    2
    By The Mad Erik
    Good show - I am a covert history enthusiast and I love how they humanize the cold war spying in this show. Captures some of the period paranoia as well. If the ads continue I will either go elsewhere for my content or stop watching all shows that are found to contain them. I pay for shows in iTunes to not have ad content. If Apple and their content providers continue this, they will loose revinue from both myself and my family. Two stars due to commercials, would have been five without.
  • Atmospheric, tense and evocative

    5
    By Gallifrey One
    The Americans is a bold and daring piece of television. Well done, FX. I can see the fingerprints of Graham Yost (Justified, Falling Skies) in the taut action set pieces, and the acting is terrific. I tell people that this shows has the heroes as KGB agents, and the FBI as the antagonists - and that is often enough to engage their interest. The fact that it is also very well made should be enough to hook them as well.
  • Inspired

    5
    By 1MansOpinion
    Okay, not that it matters but I'm a TV producer and I liked this show. It's very well done. The opening act is very strong. It made me smile. I love the premise and despite the male eye liner it's a compelling show. It slowed down towards the fifth act but it held up at the end. I'll be following this one.
  • Tries to be too clever...fails

    2
    By J.J. Weatherman
    Just never turns the corner...should have been darker...the idea is good, but the production is ham-handed. too bad
  • We'll see

    3
    By houston john
    Loved the atmosphere of the first episode, and the great use of 80s music - the chase scene with "Tusk" playing was inspired. Since then it's felt a bit flat - clearly so much care was taken in that first hour, and then it just stopped and it's been pretty routine. I'm curious enough to keep watching but I hope it revs back up to where it was at the beginning.

Reviews

  • ☭ This is so great

    5
    By Sergey Saks
    Очень понравился сериал. Легко смотреть и сюжет захватывающий. Всегда хотел узнать как обстояли дела back then. It pretty much gives the idea. Love it 😍 🇺🇸 ☭
  • NOT GOOD

    1
    By Prophet Amos
    Unrealstic fight sequences, showis a 100 lb women taking down a 230 lb guy - crazy silly. It simply is not believable. We should never have commercials, if we paid for the show, just saying.
  • Superb Cold War-era KGB Spycraft

    5
    By Valensj
    One of the best spy dramas on TV right now (comparable to if not better than Homeland) depicting the Reagan years of the Cold War from the unique perspective of two married KGB sleeper agents. I was pleasantly surprised that FX produced such a great drama that is top notch on all fronts - superb acting, well cast, intricate plot development, and a spot as an 80s period piece. This show only gets better with each season, one of the very few shows I subscribe to each season on my Apple TV. Don’t miss out on this one.
  • boycott commercials

    1
    By Jannkenn
    I come here to avoid the commercials and yet pay my share for the show. I see the season price is discounted but I would gladly buy the season and pay more for it without the commercials. I won´t buy even another episode because of them. Pity.
  • Good start.

    3
    By AppleAntDude
    I cannot wait to see Amazon show the rest in 2016. :)
  • put it

    3
    By mykeeast
    back on sale!!!
  • It's not Homeland S1 but still good.

    4
    By Karrytos
    Great series, dark but not deep -read realistic, enough. Intel ops have a wide range of influence. T.As. Only shows the spy couple going about their daily American family/ Soviet spies life, just following orders. Interesting but could have gone further.
  • Not bad for tv

    3
    By nocrickets
    A pretty good series, based on a fun premise. Not great, however. The writing is sometimes really clunky and shows the writers' (a) age, when they get details about how people thought and talked in the 80s just plain wrong (e.g., NO one in the early 1980s would have to explain who "this actress, Jodie Foster" was), and (b) their ignorance about Washington DC -- e.g., NO one in the DC metro says "southeast DC." Maybe since they shoot the show on Long Island they figured they'd get a by, but a smidgen of homework would've helped. Why didn't they just ask their parents? Still, it's well acted, and the plots are no sillier than on any other tv show of this fantasy-espionage genre, and it moves along pretty briskly and with some real tension and suspense. Taken with a few grains of salt it's decent entertainment.
  • More yawn than wow

    3
    By SeattleKK
    Reviews are significantly overrated. Moderately interesting, but rather pedestrian overall. Not a wow series by any means.
  • Good writing, good plot, good fun

    5
    By Robert_S_Welch
    I hope the 2nd season’s as good as the first. Also, they must have removed the commercials that people were complaining about - there weren’t any commercials in any of the episodes I downloaded.

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