The Americans is the Best Show on Television

“It’s a show about characters and intimacy in it’s heart and about spies and death on it’s skin.”

First airing in 2013, and now well into it’s third season, The Americans is one of the finest shows on television that you’re going to miss completely.

It’s pensive in the historical context which it occupies, clever in it’s incorporation of familiar spy tropes, and unique in it’s unconventional direction and narrative decisions. It’s exciting, and haunting, and sexy, and traumatizing. So, then, if that’s the case, how could you possibly miss it? Continue reading