20th Mar2014

The Americans 2×04 – “A Little Night Music” Review

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Annet Mahendru, Holly Taylor | Created by Joseph Weisberg “We’re screwed” – Stan Beeman. Never has there been a more ominous portent uttered by anyone on any show than this declaritive statement which, rather fittingly comes at the end of a big confession scene in which one man holding a deep personal secret […]

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13th Mar2014

The Americans 2×03 – “The Walk-In” Review

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Annet Mahendru, Holly Taylor | Created by Joseph Weisberg We’re now sixteen episodes into The Americans and the one thing that we’ve never been privy to is Philip and Elizabeth’s life before we met them proper. We’ve had bits and pieces like Elizabeth’s horrifying rape or Philip’s past life with the agent but its been […]

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06th Mar2014

The Americans 2×02 – “Cardinal” Review

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Annet Mahendru, Holly Taylor | Created by Joseph Weisberg ‘Cardinal’ serves as a part two to last week’s premiere and answers a whole lot that was left over from last week, but leaves just a little bit to savor in the coming weeks, like the little teensy slip of the word cardinal at […]

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27th Feb2014

The Americans 2×01 – “Comrades” [Season Premiere] Review

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati | Created by Joseph Weisberg Let’s begin at the end here. It makes the most sense to do so. Or as close to the end as we can get. We know that espionage isn’t exactly a sunshine and lollipops kind of business. It’s abhorrent behavior, […]

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29th Nov2013

‘The Americans: The Complete First Season’ DVD Review

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati | Created by Joseph Weisberg There’s this plot conceit that many shows, especially thrillers have. Call it a ticking timebomb conceit to perhaps call to mind a sneaky metaphor. It’s the idea that someone, has a secret, perhaps a dangerous one, brewing way beneath the surface. A […]

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