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Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI Counterintelligence agent.

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Status Ended

First Air Date 2013-01-30

Last Air Date 2018-05-30

Seasons 6

Episodes 75


TMDB 7.9


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billgates shared a tip "A lot of fun. It really builds towards the end."

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Larry.Cohen shared a tip "I am so late to the game on this. Such an amazing show."

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ian shared a tip "Great suspense show and even better if you remember the 80s"

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TonyD shared a tip "So good. (I've already said too much.)"

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NaomiZukor shared a tip "A masterful drama that explores espionage, marriage, family, friendships, and loyalty."

catherine_altman shared a tip "Very good"

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sue_forsythe shared a tip "Great series!!!"

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adelaide_cassel shared a tip "One of my favorite shows ever"

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kerriboylesam shared a tip "Great writing, acting and plot."

carrie_nygard shared a tip "Gets better and better"

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marie_sperry shared a tip "Love this show. Characters are so good. Must watch."

margie_cohn shared a tip "The best TV series ever"

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kevin_fleming shared a tip "Watched like 2 or 3 season dad got sidetracked. Definitely going to watch till the end."

mistie_dickenson shared a tip "Best series ever."

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n_mendiola shared a tip "The MOST amazing series"

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jennie_dahl shared a tip "One of my favorite shows! It just got better every season! #action #suspense"

sfgumshoe shared a tip "Fantastic series. Loved reading the weekly Summaries in the New York Times and in particular the comments thereto."

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kevin_bergen shared a tip "Among top-5 all-time favorite TV! Acting, writing!"

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maryzb23 shared a tip "This show had it's series finale last year"

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rick_barnett shared a tip "One of the finest series ever."

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camilla_aubrey shared a tip "The best show on television, hands down."

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lyn_8351 shared a tip "Fantastic show...go binge on it now!!"

jack_kerch shared a tip "What made this such a great series is the fact that it was based on historical fact"

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vanessa_martinez_8829 shared a tip "Alias it’s good… old show but if you like action and a strong female lead you’ll love it 😊"

fred_flint shared a tip "Good plot and actors, not great to watch with you kids in the room"

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serese_swartzendruber shared a tip "Excellent, loved this series"

roxmachine shared a tip "Beautifully written with characters you really care about."

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kelly_bergman shared a tip "Completely bingeable... Great actors."

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ardi shared a tip "Great series, I really enjoyed that!"

brett_briggs shared a tip "One of the top shows of all time... must watch"

alexis_martin_2836 shared a tip "You won't be able to not binge this period spy thriller."

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shoshanna_lansberg shared a tip "Fantastic acting and amazing tension"

allyson_coan shared a tip "Espionage, 80s, complex characters"

g_j_5546 shared a tip "So good"

slhm shared a tip "Fantastic"

dolores_ruby shared a tip "I lived in Berlin during the cold war. Very interesting and realistic!"

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joan_singleton shared a tip "Brilliant premise, well-executed. Great cast!"

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amanda_whitcomb_682 shared a tip "Keeps you on the edge of your seat. #drama #spy_thriller #basedonatruestory"

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gg_8302 shared a tip "It's really good!"

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ALittleBitAlexis shared a tip "Amazing show. Wish there were many more seasons. #drama #thriller"

fred_rodrigues shared a tip "It is so good and well done. One of those series with many layers and no short cut."

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toni_blessing shared a tip "Don't miss this one!"

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carol_hudson shared a tip "These 2 are so good together ...on and off the screen. Fabulous plot, week after week."

mary_potts_5107 shared a tip "Great!"

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suzanne_hazelwood shared a tip "Intriguing premise."

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terri_glenn shared a tip "Superb acting, thrilling, suspenseful, historical, poignant love story as well."

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ro_r shared a tip "Great to binge. Some seasons better than others"

holly_gorrell shared a tip "Great character driven show with suspense and humor at times. Well written and excellently acted."

mitch_gilmer shared a tip "Amazing"

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marc_chabot3 shared a tip "Fascinating story about sleepers embedded in the American culture of the 80s. Great acting, and amazing scripts!"

tawnya_israel shared a tip "Extremely suspenseful and well done!"

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tracy_jensen shared a tip "Soooo good! Total must watch!"

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andycr15 shared a tip "Great story with a fantastic ending."

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laila_zafar shared a tip "Best show ever. Russian spies"

bill_previdi shared a tip "One of the best shows I’ve ever watched."

joanne_deleon shared a tip "Be patient through the first few episodes"

karen_aguilar_2343 shared a tip "I absolutely loved this show."

christina_appleton shared a tip "Holy crap this is an excellent show! Great writing and acting and enjoyable for all!"

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christian_hoffmann shared a tip "Yes, I really liked it."

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molly_ellis_5488 shared a tip "Really good but only until about the fifth season. Gets really repetitive after that."

julie_brown_1873 shared a tip "Loved this series!"

cynthia_1232 shared a tip "If you like shows with action, espionage and lots of twits and turns, YES!"

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allison_eppley shared a tip "Only 5 shows into it and love how its set in the 80s of how spies and kgb operated."

kristen_mc shared a tip "The Paige character is so annoying that once she becomes central, the show becomes unwatchable."

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damn_ shared a tip "Seasons 1-4"

wendi_adams shared a tip "One of my favorite series to binge ever. Slow start but once it hooks you it never lets go. I enjoyed it so much!"

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stacycita shared a tip "This show is a slow burn and well worth it! Stick with it!"

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jason_fleury shared a tip "took some time to get 'into it'... but it was worth it."

david_gardner_7722 shared a tip "Awesome"

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jessica_dawes shared a tip "Plot twists and suspense keep you watching!"

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renae_who_has_no_la shared a tip "Lots of 80s nostalgia sprinkled in."

michele_9633 shared a tip "Loved this series!!!"

iva_earl shared a tip "Sooooo goooood! Hate when it came to an end."

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