The Americans: Best Show on Television?

I wouldn’t say that, but Hank Stuever at The Washington Post apparently would … and did. That’s not to say that I don’t think The Americans is some damn good drama, because I do (as evidenced here and here) and it is. Matthew Rhys gave me all kinds of chills last season in his emotionally raw performances as torn-between-two-lovers (family and country) Phil Jennings.

In the first official promo for season 3 (above), published today to FX’s YouTube channel, the spies next door are taking a polygraph:

“Are you committed to your country? Would you sacrifice everything for it? Even your own children?”

It’s that last that brings a loaded pause. Continue reading

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“No Sanctuary” on The Walking Dead

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As I write this, I’m still reeling from the bloodbath that was Sunday night’s season 5 premiere of The Walking Dead, aptly titled “No Sanctuary.” I think I broke the replay button on my TiVo remote. Instead of wildly gushing about the whole thing (tempting), I’ll just break it down into the five moments that had me bouncing up and down on my couch.

[SPOILER ALERT]

… for any Dead fans who aren’t caught up—but seriously, get on it. Continue reading

Inside the Secrets: First Look at The Americans Season 2

I CAN’T EVEN HANDLE MATTHEW’S ACCENT. Just say “precarious” one more time …

I’ve been waiting so long for this—I’ve already started re-binging season 1 and have been hungrily devouring the three trailers and handful of teasers we have from FX at this point. But this new one, uploaded today, is the best yet! Finally, we get some insight from the showrunners, as well as the actors, as to what we can begin to expect from season 2. Continue reading