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Old 03-02-2013, 05:24 PM   #18
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Watched all five episode on Hulu - love it so far.

Perhaps people got this new show all wrong. This is more down to earth and realistic portrayal of espionage - in line with Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. People are probably accustomed to Jason Bourne, 007, and action packed spy movies. Unfortunately that isn't the case in reality and I think FX's The Americans captures that. That's probably why it comes off as slow and boring..

I also find interesting that the KGB's Directorate S actually existed - aka the "illegals" program for foreign intelligence operations.

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