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Old 03-01-2013, 00:45
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I don't know if anybody else here is looking forward to this. I can't wait:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-qEGs-3lnk
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:31
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Loving the idea and the trailers look great, just not 100% the target U.S audience (needed to make it a runner) will know much about the USSR


Really like Rhys as an actor, hopefully this will help his career to the next stage (but not sure its meaty enough)




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Old 03-01-2013, 13:20
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I'm planning on watching this. trailer looks interesting, i always find these type of shows quite difficult to completely understand but i'm gonna watch it.
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Old 03-01-2013, 21:49
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Is this starting on FX in the UK? I bet this is a really stupid question with an obvious answer....
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Old 03-01-2013, 21:56
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It'll be FOX by then won't it?
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Old 03-01-2013, 22:05
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Is this starting on FX in the UK? I bet this is a really stupid question with an obvious answer....
No, it's FX in America that it will be on starting January 30. No UK channel has picked it up yet, but I would be surprised if one doesn't pick it up eventually.
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Old 28-01-2013, 17:59
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ITV have acquired the UK Rights
http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2013/01/itv-...the-americans/
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Old 28-01-2013, 19:02
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I have high hopes for this show, sleeper hit in the making!
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Old 28-01-2013, 22:58
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I was pleasantly surprised to see it picked up by ITV, not their usual American fare.
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Old 29-01-2013, 07:31
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I am gonna check this out based on Keri Russell alone, an actress who I find is rather good and quite underrated.
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Old 31-01-2013, 09:52
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Watched the pilot last night, and I have to say it was excellent. Definitely recommend it to everyone.
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Old 31-01-2013, 09:55
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I really enjoyed it. Good plot, well acted, no glaring issues that I can see.

Just hope it lasts longer than Rubicon did.
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Old 31-01-2013, 10:15
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Just hope it lasts longer than Rubicon did.
The Americans is closer to Homeland than Rubicon, and as much as I liked Rubicon, it is easy to see why the public embraced Homeland and rejected Rubicon. Rubicon was a little cold and abstract for the average viewer. It was a show made for the hardcore fan of the spy genre, focusing on analysis and puzzle-solving. With Homeland and The Americans, it seems care has been taken to give people relationships to root for, which is often the most important thing to female viewers -- even more important than a show's subject matter.
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Old 01-02-2013, 00:37
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Really pleased to hear this show will be coming to UK. Happened to be in Hollywood when FX did a publicity stunt a couple of days ago, building a life-size submarine overnight in the plaza on Hollywood/Highland. Made it look like it was breaking through the concrete ground and then had actors playing Russian sailors on it.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:49
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Just watched the pilot, really looking forward to seeing more, really good so far.
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Old 01-02-2013, 16:05
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The Americans is closer to Homeland than Rubicon, and as much as I liked Rubicon, it is easy to see why the public embraced Homeland and rejected Rubicon. Rubicon was a little cold and abstract for the average viewer. It was a show made for the hardcore fan of the spy genre, focusing on analysis and puzzle-solving. With Homeland and The Americans, it seems care has been taken to give people relationships to root for, which is often the most important thing to female viewers -- even more important than a show's subject matter.
This is what I have to explain to OH
I'll definately try it then.
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Old 01-02-2013, 16:08
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This is what I have to explain to OH.

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Old 01-02-2013, 16:34
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24 lost me when they lost that aspect.
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Old 03-02-2013, 22:13
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Just seen the first episode and I'm hooked. Briliant start to the series, cant wait for the next episode now. Love the music as well....right up my street Give me an excuse to link this - Tusk.

Good ratings for the first episode as well.

Goosed by an aggressive ad campaign and strong critical response, FX's "The Americans" got off to a strong ratings start on Wednesday (January 30) night.

In a confusingly timed premiere airing that ran from 10 p.m. to 11:38 p.m., the '80s-set spy drama drew 3.22 million total viewers, including 1.57 million viewers among adults 18-49. Those numbers exceed the overall premiere audience for "American Horror Story" (3.18 million) and the 18-49 premiere for "Sons of Anarchy" (1.55 million).
The first encore telecast for "The Americans" began at 11:38 and added an additional 1.01 million total viewers, including 643,000 viewers among adults 18-49. One additional encore started at 1:14 a.m. and added 470,000 viewers including 319,000 adults 18-49.

For the three premiere night/morning airings, "The Americans" totaled 4.7 million total viewers, with 2.54 million in the key 18-49 demographic.
For those that will be waiting for a UK airdate - keep an eye here.

Current status is:

UK Premiere Date: No exact date/time - Spring 2013
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Old 04-02-2013, 00:42
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I've just finished watching the pilot and I quite like this. There's strong performances from all involved and there are lots of nice little arcs set up that will no doubt unfold over the course of the next 12 episodes.

I love the 80's soundtrack and the nod to Miami Vice's first episode was quite cool too.
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Old 07-02-2013, 21:15
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Second episode was great... funny how you're rooting for the "bad guys".
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Old 07-02-2013, 22:59
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Speaking as a female, I loved Rubicon, really wished the BBC had picked up the story instead of whichever US channel aired it? Could have had a long run.

The Americans, watched the first 2, just have a little niggle in the back of my mind that it has an underlying theme of how great America is, hoping it doesn't prove to be the case and runs with the story from both sides.

Agree with CPW, love the tunes
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Old 26-02-2013, 19:20
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Liking it so far ( four episodes in), plus a second series has already been ordered

Somebody mentioned Rubicon earlier in the thread, this reminds me of that show in the way that it's not all guns blazing bombs going off ( see Homeland Season 2).
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Old 01-03-2013, 22:55
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Good to hear that a second season has been ordered.

I'm enjoying it too. I like the retro low-tech world that it is set in. It makes a refereshing change that everything isn't solved CSI-stye by a few clicks of a keyboard. The constant double-crossing and the regular use of disguises keeps you on your toes.
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Old 05-03-2013, 22:00
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I'm catching up with "COMINT" at the moment, I'm really enjoying this. Shame more people aren't watching, hopefully it will build up a buzz before the ITV showing and we'll be able to have a propper discussion then...

Also, excellent news about the second series...
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