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The Americans 'New Car' Recap: "I'm a Good Person, I Swear!"

Karen Fratti | Posted 04.16.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 2, Episode 7 of FX's The Americans, titled "New Car." Wig count: 3 and one scar Best one-liner: ...

The Americans 'Arpanet' Recap: Sex, Lies, and More Lies

Karen Fratti | Posted 04.11.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

In terms of nerding out over '80s technology and Philip brooding over Duluth's vodka and cranberry, this was a decent episode. But there are some major follow up questions I want to ask.

The Americans 'Behind the Red Door' Recap: Are You Mad At Me?

Karen Fratti | Posted 04.03.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

No matter how adorable the new handler is, 'dignity for all' is starting to get very blurry. If it turns out that Granny's man was the one who's out to get them -- was that goodbye for good?

The Americans 'The Deal' Recap: Will Stan Snitch for Nina?

Karen Fratti | Posted 03.27.2014 | TV
Karen Fratti

It's way too early in the seasons for this kind of action. Oleg is talking to Beeman about Nina. Arkady is actually becoming a fleshed-out character with a personality and values. The divide between the American Way and the Russian Way is now glaringly obvious.

The Americans 'A Little Night Music' Recap: Granny's Back!

Karen Fratti | Posted 03.20.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

The thing is, Elizabeth is having a hard time getting into the mood these days. Is it her almost-death experience? Her newfound love for Philip? Middle age? You can't do KGB and love, apparently.

You'll Never Believe How Many Wigs Have Been Worn On 'The Americans' So Far

www.vulture.com | Posted 03.14.2014 | TV

The Americans is many things — an espionage drama, a domestic drama, a period piece. And it does many things well — those perfectly timed eighties...

The Americans 'The Walk In' Recap: Crow Bars and Cigarettes

Karen Fratti | Posted 03.13.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

Maybe I just didn't notice it last season but the new episodes of The Americans are all tightly written around a theme. Tonight? "The Walk In" was about more than just poor Bruce Demeran.

'The Americans' Recap: No One Is Safe in "Cardinal"

Karen Fratti | Posted 03.06.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

I know this show is supposed to be about families and marriage, but this episode was all about sources and leaks. First, Philip heads to Virginia to meet Emmet's source: a poor, balding agent who flips when he finds Philip in his house (though given the bad mustache, we can forgive his shock).

'The Americans' Premieres With Shocking Deaths

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 02.27.2014 | TV

"The Americans" came back for a bloody season premiere that left our leads reeling. The biggest struggle that Elizabeth and Philip have faced as under...

You're Home Now

Karen Fratti | Posted 02.27.2014 | TV
Karen Fratti

We all better get it together, because it feels like The Americans has found its rhythm and a fair share of drama. Directorate S might be exposed, Paige is getting a little nosy, and Beeman is way over his head.

Why 'The Americans' Is More Complex Than It Seems

Posted 02.25.2014 | TV

Noah Emmerich stopped by HuffPost Live to talk about Season 2 of "The Americans," and what's in store for his character, FBI agent Stan, as he tries t...

Sex! Spies! Wigs! Why 'The Americans' Is Awesome

Maureen Ryan | Posted 02.25.2014 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Holy Mother Russia, you need to be watching "The Americans."

The Americans at the Plaza

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.25.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Season two of the award-winning, much acclaimed FX cold war series The Americans kicks off this week, proving that Americans were ready to embrace a t...

House of Cards Is a Republican Fantasy World

Randy Shaw | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics
Randy Shaw

It's as if Pete Peterson and his anti-entitlement crowd got control of Netflix and used its streaming power to create a fictional universe where elite interests not only win, but are widely popular.

Jessica Goodman

'The Americans' Season 2 Refocuses On Family, But Is Full Of Sex & Wigs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Goodman | Posted 02.19.2014 | TV

Season 2 of "The Americans" is about more than KGB spies and sex in bars. The critically-acclaimed FX show starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as u...

Go Beneath The Sheets With 'The Americans'

Posted 01.26.2014 | TV

It's bedtime for "The Americans." FX has released a new video of Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, who play spy couple Elizabeth and Phillip Jennings,...

'The Americans' Stars Like You've Never Seen Them Before

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell lead a mysterious life on FX's "The Americans." As two undercover KGB spies posing as married American travel agents, Rh...

'The Americans' Have Trust Issues In New Season 2 Trailer

Posted 12.29.2013 | TV

Paranoia is setting in for "The Americans." In this new brief trailer for the upcoming second season, Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, played by Keri...

Save The Date

Posted 12.26.2013 | TV

Elizabeth and Phillip Jennings are headed back to town. According to TVLine, "The Americans" -- starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys -- will ret...

Our Favorite KGB Spies Are Back

Posted 12.14.2013 | TV

FX has gifted us with two early teasers for "The Americans" Season 2. When we left our favorite KGB spies, Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip (Mat...

Maureen Ryan

The Best New TV Of 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

I can't recall the last time I drew up a Best New Shows of the Year list. I'm not even sure I've written one before. But 2013 certainly deserves ...

Margo WIll Be Back On 'The Americans'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 10.17.2013 | TV

Even though she's part of "The Millers" Margo Martindale can still make time for "The Americans." Margo Martindale, the Emmy-winning actress from "...

Carrie Preston Wins Emmy

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 09.15.2013 | TV

Carrie Preston was honored at the 2013 Emmys for her work on "The Good Wife." Preston won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. ...

Keri Russell on the Art of Eating, Afternoon Wine, and Bad Music

Bon Appetit | Posted 08.21.2013 | Taste
Bon Appetit

For Austenland star Keri Russell, an afternoon glass of wine is totally fine. Bad music? Not so much.

Maureen Ryan

The Spy Who Slapped Me: 'The Americans' Cast Spills Secrets (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.02.2013 | TV

The cast and executive producers of "The Americans" sat down on April 26 for a panel discussion of the FX drama at the Academy of Television Arts and ...