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  • 'The Americans' Season Finale Recap: Spy Kids

    'The Americans' Season Finale Recap: Spy Kids | ARTICLE

    "It sounds like the family dynamic is going to be a real focus."  — Keri Russell speaking to Rolling Stone about The Americans, Season Two, October 2013 Who would have thought that nearly eight months and...

    May 21, 2014 11:10 PM ET
  • 'The Americans' Recap: Going Up the Country

    'The Americans' Recap: Going Up the Country | ARTICLE

    The Americans wouldn't have made it past its first season if we got the answers to all our burning questions right away: Will Paige and Henry find out Mom and Dad are about as American as

    May 14, 2014 11:05 PM ET
  • 'The Americans' Recap: Far Away, So Close!

    'The Americans' Recap: Far Away, So Close! | ARTICLE

    The only thing missing from this week's episode of The Americans was Dame Diana Rigg stepping in at the end of kidnapped refusenik Anton Baklanov's single scene – not dressed as Oleanna Tyrell, but as fashion guru...

    May 7, 2014 11:10 PM ET
  • 'The Americans' Recap: Nightswimming

    'The Americans' Recap: Nightswimming | ARTICLE

    This week's conundrum on The Americans: Is being a shitty parent a viable trade-off if it means you're cold-hearted enough to fulfill your mission without an emotional breakdown? I guess we really won't know the answer until...

    April 30, 2014 11:15 PM ET
  • 'The Americans' Alison Wright on Sex Scenes and Sham Marriages

    'The Americans' Alison Wright on Sex Scenes and Sham Marriages | ARTICLE

    On FX's Cold War drama The Americans, KGB agents Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell) regularly demonstrate how they are the best in the business: masters of disguise, killer hand-to-hand combat skills, fluent English...

    April 24, 2014 9:05 AM ET
  • 'The Americans' Recap: Church of the Poison Mind

    'The Americans' Recap: Church of the Poison Mind | ARTICLE

    Sunday, they say, is the "Lord's day." But perhaps Philip and Elizabeth should have taken a page out of "Clark" and Martha's marriage playbook and opted for a "lazy morning" instead of going to church mere hours...

    April 23, 2014 11:15 PM ET
  • 'The Americans' Recap: The Lady or the SEAL?

    'The Americans' Recap: The Lady or the SEAL? | ARTICLE

    Since this week's episode is entitled "New Car," it's appropriate to describe it as the point in a long road trip where you leave the rest stop or "Last Chance for Gas" ghost town, with only the...

    April 16, 2014 11:15 PM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Season Premiere Recap: Nowhere to Hide

    'Mad Men' Season Premiere Recap: Nowhere to Hide | ARTICLE

    I don't think there's enough sunshine in all of California to brighten up the dark state of affairs everyone is in as Mad Men begins the first half of its last lap. Where does one begin in...

    April 13, 2014 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Cheat Sheet: What You Need to Know for Season Seven

    'Mad Men' Cheat Sheet: What You Need to Know for Season Seven | ARTICLE

    Fourteen: That's the number of hours we have left of Mad Men. So what better time to savor Matthew Weiner's masterpiece than the lead-up to the Season Seven premiere? In a perfect world, you would just re-watch...

    April 10, 2014 9:15 AM ET
  • 'The Americans' Recap: Information Highway to Hell

    'The Americans' Recap: Information Highway to Hell | ARTICLE

    Hindsight is always 20/20, isn't it, Philip? If only those computer nerds and Professor Falken, erm, Rosenbloom had put it in terms you understood, maybe you wouldn't feel so guilty about killing your 575th victim. I mean, don't...

    April 9, 2014 11:15 PM ET
  • 'The Americans' Recap: Fantasy vs. Reality

    'The Americans' Recap: Fantasy vs. Reality | ARTICLE

    I'm sorry, were there missions Philip and Elizabeth attended to in this episode ("Behind the Red Door")? Because it was pretty damn hard to concentrate on their interrogation of Emmett and Leanne's alleged killer or his involvement...

    April 2, 2014 11:15 PM ET
  • Annet Mahendru: 'The Americans' International Woman of Mystery

    Annet Mahendru: 'The Americans' International Woman of Mystery | ARTICLE

    With all due respect to Keri Russell and her portrayal of the ruthless undercover KGB agent Elizabeth Jennings on FX's hit Cold War-era drama The Americans, she's got some stiff competition in the spying department these days....

    April 2, 2014 10:20 AM ET
  • 'The Americans' Recap: Slow Boat to Russia

    'The Americans' Recap: Slow Boat to Russia | ARTICLE

    Philip Jennings' affinity for his adopted country has been an open secret since the pilot: Two-stepping in cowboy boots, praising the better food and basic comforts like heat, and even going so far as to suggest defecting....

    March 26, 2014 11:15 PM ET
  • 'The Americans' Recap: Don't Start Believin'

    'The Americans' Recap: Don't Start Believin' | ARTICLE

    Sure, Stan is still a morally ambiguous murderer and Elizabeth and Philip are just trying to keep their kids safe while fulfilling their duties to their country. But this week, the murky good vs. evil nature of...

    March 19, 2014 11:15 PM ET
  • 'The Americans' Recap: Road Trippin'

    'The Americans' Recap: Road Trippin' | ARTICLE

    To the casual observer, Elizabeth Jennings is still a paragon of Directorate S: During this week's rather mundane mission, which was to steal propeller schematics from a factory mid-move (thank you, Brush-Pass Fred for the heads up),...

    March 12, 2014 11:15 PM ET
  • 'The Americans' Recap: Front Window

    'The Americans' Recap: Front Window | ARTICLE

    There's nothing like an incredibly satisfying denouement to a TV episode: The creation of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce at the end of "Shut the Door, Have a Seat" (Mad Men); Jesse Pinkman calling 911 to rescue a...

    March 5, 2014 11:15 PM ET
  • 'The Americans' Season 2 Premiere Recap: Comrades in Arms

    'The Americans' Season 2 Premiere Recap: Comrades in Arms | ARTICLE

    There are so many congratulatory statements I want to make to FX at this time about The Americans. However, since space is limited and I need to maintain some semblance of an objective slant on this recap,...

    February 26, 2014 11:15 PM ET
  • Seth Meyers Makes His Low-Key 'Late Night' Debut

    Seth Meyers Makes His Low-Key 'Late Night' Debut | ARTICLE

    Instead of the bells and whistles that populated Jimmy Fallon's first Tonight Show (a U2 rooftop concert, 14 celebrities stopping by to throw down $100), former Saturday Night Live head writer...

    February 25, 2014 8:24 AM ET
  • 'The Americans,' A to Z

    'The Americans,' A to Z | ARTICLE

    Last winter, the world met Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, a "typical" white-bread married couple living in suburban Washington, D.C., circa 1981. Philip (Matthew Rhys) plays racquetball and runs a local travel agency, while fresh-faced Elizabeth (Keri Russell)...

    February 24, 2014 10:28 AM ET
  • Jimmy Fallon Is Right at Home on 'The Tonight Show'

    Jimmy Fallon Is Right at Home on 'The Tonight Show' | ARTICLE

    Other than a revamped studio, a Spike Lee-directed opening sequence and a jazzy, funkified new theme song, the debut episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon bore a striking resemblance to its recently concluded...

    February 18, 2014 8:39 AM ET
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