‘The Americans’ may be hitting a little too close to home right now


The Americans is debuting its fifth season under uncannily timely political circumstances — the likes of which no showrunner would ever wish for.

The show about two Russian KGB agents spying on Washington while trying to maintain normal lives has always been a family drama that happens to revolve around espionage. Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys) have two children as a part of their cover, a marriage that provides most of the dramatic tension.

Since the series is set in the early 1980s, viewers of a certain age will recognize plenty of real-life events that are mentioned onscreen, and — spoiler alert — we already know that by the late ’80s and early ‘90s, the Berlin Wall comes down and Cold War is entering its final years. …

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