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THE AMERICANS
January 30, 2013  | By David Bianculli  | 1 comment

FX, 10:00 p.m. ET

 
SERIES PREMIERE: Matthew Rhys from Brothers & Sisters and former Felicity star Keri Russell play Soviet sleeper agents, early 1980s era, in this new FX series, which counts Justified producer Graham Yost among its executive producers. The first two episodes are somewhat uneven, but also somewhat intriguing. For full reviews, check out my review today on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and read Ed Bark's Uncle Barky's Bytes. And if you're setting a DVR to record this premiere episode, be aware that it runs long — until 11:37 p.m. ET.
 
 
 
 
 
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John
Dave, as someone who never watched "Miami Vice" during its heyday, the Phil Collins tune used in this series opener carried no extra baggage for me, beyond the reference to the time itself. (Apropos your "Fresh Air" review.)

Besides, I try not to let TV's ab/use of popular music overwhelm the original source. Too much good music would be ruined by association with bad TV.
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