FX has ordered a 2nd season of The Americans. The show has been a success for the network and is the 2nd highest rated cable show on Wednesday nights. The Americans stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as deep cover KGB spies living in America during the height of the cold war just after the inauguration of Ronald Reagan.
The Americans is one of my favorite new shows of the year and I absolutely love Keri Russell on this show. People have said that Showtime’s Homeland is better (I wouldn’t know because I’m just a poor TV blogger that can’t afford those highfalutin pay channels) and it may be, but this isn’t a competition. The Americans is a show worth watching. It’s a fresh idea with a totally fresh perspective. If you like spy dramas, or just dramas in general, The Americans is a show that you will enjoy.
The Americans airs on FX Wednesdays at 9:00