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I'm hoping not to be let down. I normally catch on to shows late. I like to let them run the course for most of a full season before I bother watching. I think the last new FX show i watched (Lights Out) got canned after a year. Critics generally liked it too, at least early on
Lights Out was decently received by critics, but not like what I've read so far on The Americans.
Dude is clearly corrupted by the decadent West and their bourgeois closet space
really liked the pilot
Such a ripoff of Homeland, making the kid a Caps fan.
Learning what happens over the next 25 years of the Caps would be so much more devastating for him than finding out that his parents are Russian spies.
I don't want to be a spy anymore, honey you were raped?(by a russian), ok I will be russias greatest spy again
Well, it helps when some douchey FBI agent moves in across the street from you and breaks into your garage.
He's in love with her and desperate to prove his love for her more than anything. To her, he's mostly just a work partner.
I thought Ep1 delivered. I mean, it could always go sideways from here, but it was definitely good enough to keep watching.
I liked the premise of Lights Out, but the execution was horrible and even though I'm a fan of most of these FX shows and I like fighting in general, I got bored and couldn't bear to watch it after about 4 episodes.
He was ready to go to him to sellout in the scene before. Breaking in was at the end of ep
Maybe it's just me, but having an FBI agent conveniently move in next door smacks of something fairly unoriginal. It felt like I've seen this before.
Hoping to get to this tonight.
I was kidding.
They clearly tried to show him as wavering and her as the one with the steely Russian resolve. They need to be careful to make sure he gets a personality that changes over time/after some events rather than being completely wishy-washy, but we'll see what they do with it.
1) Was he really going to turn him in without talking to his "wife" ? That seems so impulsive and like she said making the decision for both of them.
2) why was the FBI guy in the garage. was it merely a coincidence that he moved across the street? after the meeting at fbi when "war was declared" do u think he remembered the type of car that was in the garage and just wanted to check it out? How did the husband know to be ready?
i cant wait for the daytime fake convo between the spy and fbi and at night them sneaking at eachother.
Yes. He also just came out of a deep undercover assignment with the KKK (I think) so he's still in a hyper-paranoid mode.
No idea how the husband knew to be ready, maybe he heard FBIguy raise the garage door to get in.
I liked the pilot enough to continue watching. I think this show can only go two ways, either be really good or really bad. It should only take 5 episodes at most, for us to find out.
This post was edited by marylandmike 14 months ago
I thought the FBI guy breaking into the garage was a little out there. I understand being paranoid about the car but it is a fairly popular model of the time. The color is a little unusual. The fact that the guy earlier invited him into the garage and opened the truck knowing he had an FBI agent in there should have taken all paranoia away.
I don't follow too many series, so I've never seen that show.
Yeah, I agree. Based on what they've told us now even with his hyper-paranoia it seems a bit far-fetched that he would actually break into the guy's garage to check out the trunk. I don't think the leap is critical, though.
I'm going to stay with the show, for now, as it has potential. I thought the bigger leap was the guy acknowledging he has jumper cables and then leading him into the garage to get them out of his car. All the guy in trunk had to do was pound on the trunk to make noise. Why not just tell the FBI guy that you don't have any jumper cables.
I was thinking the same thing. Or just say, hold on, I'll be right out. The whole situation just seems forced.
Or did Christof send him over there to check on him...?
Didn't watch it, but parts were filmed at 200 I Street SE. I did work out there this summer. Was there a scene or scenes with a seemingly empty building? Perhaps a conference room with white leather chairs?
Yes I agree with the posts above. You don't risk your whole life and everything u have been working for for that long to invite a. FBI agent into your garage. Seems like the spy( what's his name?) is being over paranoid as well by trying to be extra normal and nice .
my only theory as to why he let the FBI guy in his garage is that part of him wants to get caught. They made a point of showing how he actually loved his American life and family. He also referenced another spy who got caught because he wanted to and gave the Americans clues. Wife also mentioned in her secret meeting at the safe house that there have been issues with him in the past.
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