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    Television The Americans on FX

    Gonna check this out. Seems like it could be pretty good.






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    Yeah, when does this premiere again? I was intrigued by the previews.

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    This Wednesday, I believe. Takes the place of AHS. Looks good.

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    Reallly looking forward to this series. I think it puts an interesting spin on the Cold War.

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    Looks promising. FX hasn't really missed on any series lately so it should be good. Having Keri Russell is also a plus

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    For some reason, I thought this was going to be on FOX, but if it's an FX show all the better. Oh, and obligatory "we need a gawd dern entertainment forum so I don't have to sift though 7 pages of shit to find this thread" complaint.

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    The Americans on FX

    Yeah, looking forward to this too.

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    The Americans

    I like me some keri russell and I hope this one is good.

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    Have the DVR set.

    Looking forward to it, as well.

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    Squeeeee!!!!!!!
    It's time!

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    Coming on now. I'm excited to check this new show out

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    Watching now! I'm excited

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    ENTERTAINMENT BOARD NOW YOU LAZY ****S!

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    Oops we have 2 threads.

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    Originally Posted by McRib View Post
    Oops we have 2 threads.
    Wouldn't happen with an ET board, because the original thread would haven't been buried under 7 pages of shit.

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    Good start.

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    Re: The Americans

    My bad I did a text search and there was nothing in the first 20 results. Oh well I tried.

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    Re: The Americans on FX

    As I said in the other thread. Keri Russell is nice.

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    Guess we know what Dr Jenner did before working for the CDC.
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    Guess mom jeans, teehee

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    Keri Russell ass, just got a boner. The chauvinist in me won this round
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    In Soviet Russia, the favorites hobby include archery, disco dancing, **** and table tennis.

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    Head kicked through wall. I'm hooked.
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    I liked it. Can't wait to see how it turns out

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    Really liked it. The ending was really good and the previews looked promising.

    ....am i supposed to be rooting for the FBI guy next door or Kerri Russle's sweet sweet communist ass?

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    Originally Posted by SoonerBeerSnob View Post
    Really liked it. The ending was really good and the previews looked promising.

    ....am i supposed to be rooting for the FBI guy next door or Kerri Russle's sweet sweet communist ass?
    Kerri Russells ass FTW

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    Workers of the world unite....for Kerri Russell's behind

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    I has a sad that there was no commie dude hiney. Mama needs some eye candy.

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    Well that was perty damn badass. The only bad things I can say are that some of the Russian accents are horrendous and the whole bit about the pedophile and subsequent ass kicking was ridiculous and unnecessary.

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    I really enjoyed it. Seems like the story is going to be very deep. Looking very forward to it.

    The pedo part, I think, was to garner favor for the daddy spy with the audience. He's clearly the loose cannon, likable one of the group.
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    Only 2 problems I really had were that not enough people smoked and Kerri's choreographed fighting in one scene was particularly telegraphed and choppy, it was a little painful to watch. There are a few other things (particularly some of the dialog of the kids) that sounded more like something someone would say today or that someone wrote eighties dialog with hindsight built in (not sure how to phrase that any different)

    That being said I enjoyed the show and will definitely be watching the rest of the season.

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    Originally Posted by Julz View Post
    Kerri Russells ass FTW
    no screen shots in here yet?

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    Originally Posted by SoonerBeerSnob View Post
    Only 2 problems I really had were that not enough people smoked and Kerri's choreographed fighting in one scene was particularly telegraphed and choppy, it was a little painful to watch. There are a few other things (particularly some of the dialog of the kids) that sounded more like something someone would say today or that someone wrote eighties dialog with hindsight built in (not sure how to phrase that any different)

    That being said I enjoyed the show and will definitely be watching the rest of the season.
    Not enough people smoked? Yeah that makes the show better

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    Originally Posted by SoonerBeerSnob View Post
    no screen shots in here yet?
    If this thread becomes a VUGear Keri pic dumping zone, you're gonna have a size 5 1/2 high heel wedged in your booty.
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    I really enjoyed it. See Graham Yost is the executive producer same guy as for Justified. FX has not missed with a series in a while.

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    Mama felt the three sex scenes in a single episode were a little much, but we are looking forward to the season. Should be darned interesting.

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    Originally Posted by OUCNS View Post
    Mama felt the three sex scenes in a single episode were a little much, but we are looking forward to the season. Should be darned interesting.
    It was PG-13.

    Come on....

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    Originally Posted by OUCNS View Post
    Mama felt the three sex scenes in a single episode were a little much, but we are looking forward to the season. Should be darned interesting.
    Don't watch it with your mom next time.
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    Originally Posted by OUCNS View Post
    Mama felt the three sex scenes in a single episode were a little much, but we are looking forward to the season. Should be darned interesting.
    Um, this is the network that graced us with Nip/Tuck... home of the couch-****ing scene & the fallingbackwardoffabuildingmidthrust scene.
    That was way tame.

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    Originally Posted by Sooner 4 Life View Post
    Not enough people smoked? Yeah that makes the show better
    It's for accuracy. When you are making a period piece its the little details that sell it, everyone smoked in the 80s. Don't get your panties in a twist.

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    I thought it was pretty good. I will keep watching.

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    Interesting how the producers are starting the show making it difficult to not root for the commies so far..... makes me wonder if/how the show will paint them in a bad light.

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    Originally Posted by AcousticSoup View Post
    It was PG-13.

    Come on....
    When the very first scene of the pilot episode starts off with a blow job, it seems pretty promising but I hope this doesn't go the way of AHS's first season where they teased all season long with the hot maid but only showed Dillan McDermont's (sp?) ass.

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    Originally Posted by the-rover View Post
    Interesting how the producers are starting the show making it difficult to not root for the commies so far..... makes me wonder if/how the show will paint them in a bad light.
    The Keri Russell character is not exactly what I would call likable, what with her mega ****y anti-west rantings and ravings.
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    Originally Posted by McRib View Post
    If this thread becomes a VUGear Keri pic dumping zone, you're gonna have a size 5 1/2 high heel wedged in your booty.
    I'll leave it to just this one
      Not Safe For Work

    Also mods, I don't know how to put it in a NSFW window so please do so if you feel it needs it.
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    Originally Posted by mgsooner View Post
    Well that was perty damn badass. The only bad things I can say are that some of the Russian accents are horrendous and the whole bit about the pedophile and subsequent ass kicking was ridiculous and unnecessary.
    That's funny.... because I thought the pedophile and subsequent ass kicking was actually one of the most revealing elements they could have included. The whole point of the show is to give you insight into the lives and minds of a spy during the cold war. And, one of the most difficult parts of being a spy is not letting anyone know that you are one. If you are highly trained in hand-to-hand combat but are also a spy, then one of your MAIN pitfalls is to not let your emotions get out of hand even when you are pushed in normal daily life. It would have be SO gratifying to pound that pedophile to shreds right there in that store, and you could tell he was struggling with it while it happened. But, he kept his restraint. I thought the scene in the store illustrated that quite nicely.

    Then, the payoff was him exacting his retribution anyway. And, again it was a great illustration of a spy utilizing his skills properly. He took note of the guy's name from his credit card and then, obviously used his resources to find this guy and do what needed to be done... and all without any real chance of being made.

    So, in my opinion it was far from extraneous.

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    Originally Posted by MikeLucky View Post
    That's funny.... because I thought the pedophile and subsequent ass kicking was actually one of the most revealing elements they could have included. The whole point of the show is to give you insight into the lives and minds of a spy during the cold war. And, one of the most difficult parts of being a spy is not letting anyone know that you are one. If you are highly trained in hand-to-hand combat but are also a spy, then one of your MAIN pitfalls is to not let your emotions get out of hand even when you are pushed in normal daily life. It would have be SO gratifying to pound that pedophile to shreds right there in that store, and you could tell he was struggling with it while it happened. But, he kept his restraint. I thought the scene in the store illustrated that quite nicely.

    Then, the payoff was him exacting his retribution anyway. And, again it was a great illustration of a spy utilizing his skills properly. He took note of the guy's name from his credit card and then, obviously used his resources to find this guy and do what needed to be done... and all without any real chance of being made.

    So, in my opinion it was far from extraneous.
    yeah, I told my wife when they were in the mall that theres going to be an ass kicking coming up soon.

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    Originally Posted by MikeLucky View Post
    That's funny.... because I thought the pedophile and subsequent ass kicking was actually one of the most revealing elements they could have included. The whole point of the show is to give you insight into the lives and minds of a spy during the cold war. And, one of the most difficult parts of being a spy is not letting anyone know that you are one. If you are highly trained in hand-to-hand combat but are also a spy, then one of your MAIN pitfalls is to not let your emotions get out of hand even when you are pushed in normal daily life. It would have be SO gratifying to pound that pedophile to shreds right there in that store, and you could tell he was struggling with it while it happened. But, he kept his restraint. I thought the scene in the store illustrated that quite nicely.

    Then, the payoff was him exacting his retribution anyway. And, again it was a great illustration of a spy utilizing his skills properly. He took note of the guy's name from his credit card and then, obviously used his resources to find this guy and do what needed to be done... and all without any real chance of being made.

    So, in my opinion it was far from extraneous.
    The reason I called it "ridiculous" is that these are highly trained, seasoned KGB operatives, and he's going to take the risk of going over to the guy's house and kicking his ass when at the time he thought it was possible that they were being surveiled?

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    One thing that I felt was AWESOME was the scene at the end when the FBI agent was in their garage. If you watch closely, when he's exiting the garage, his flashlight ever so briefly shines directly on Phillip's face but he didn't see it.
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    Originally Posted by mgsooner View Post
    The reason I called it "ridiculous" is that these are highly trained, seasoned KGB operatives, and he's going to take the risk of going over to the guy's house and kicking his ass when at the time he thought it was possible that they were being surveiled?
    That's why they clearly showed him doing it in a way to decrease the risk... Plus, you can tell they ARE definitely trying to keep him as a "sympathetic" character. Despite the fact that he's a Russian spy, it makes the audience feel better about him since he "took out the trash." It also helps that he's very obviously struggling with the idea of defecting already...

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