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

Karen Fratti | Posted 04.17.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

What do you think Henry's deal is? Why break into the neighbors house -- because they have nicer things? Or do B&E's run in the family? And what's up with Sandra and her self help cult?

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.

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).

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."

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...

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 "...

Maureen Ryan

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

Maureen Ryan

Intel On The Finale Of 'The Americans' And What's Next For Its Spies | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.02.2013 | TV

Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen the Season 1 finale of FX's "The Americans," titled "The Colonel." Watching "The Americans" evolve o...

Maureen Ryan

'Americans' Star Matthew Rhys On His 'Porn Identity' | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.02.2013 | TV

It's hard not to look at the array of cover identities Matthew Rhys has used on the FX network spy drama "The Americans" and not conclude that they sh...

Maureen Ryan

TV's Most Ferocious Spy Speaks | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.02.2013 | TV

It's hard not to think of FX, at least in part, as a Margo Martindale delivery system. Martindale delivered an Emmy-winning performance as Harlan ...

Noah Emmerich On 'The Americans' And Stan Beeman's Quiet War

Maureen Ryan | Posted 06.30.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

In Wednesday's exciting season finale, American and Russian agents set a series of high-stakes events in motion, and the dogged Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich) is at the heart of every scheme.

Talking The Talk

Karen Fratti | Posted 06.24.2013 | TV
Karen Fratti

I would like to take a moment and apologize for anything snarky I've said about slow plots and poor writing and lack of suspense and surprise. Lies, lies, and more confessions are to come, guys.

To Gregory, With Love

Karen Fratti | Posted 04.10.2013 | TV
Karen Fratti

I don't hate this show because it's bad, I hate this show because every time I start to think it's silly, it surprises me. It's the slower, character and plot-building episodes like "Only You" that shine and make me look forward to seeing how they're going to close the season.

'The Americans' Recap: Ecstatic Oblivion

Karen Fratti | Posted 06.03.2013 | TV
Karen Fratti

Was "Safe House" a bit like "Modern Family" this week? If everyone just slowed down and spoke up, there would be no confusion -- everyone could get the information they needed without needlessly battling each other, and solve all their problems. But that would be boring.

'The Americans' Recap: A Tale Of Two Assets

Karen Fratti | Posted 05.20.2013 | TV
Karen Fratti

The Jennings almost save the day again while tracking down a hit-man that Moscow hired to kill some American scientists working on weapons, but everything else is starting to unravel.