AFTERBUZZ TV — The Americans edition, is a weekly “after show” for fans of FX’s The Americans. In this episode, hosts Alina Vission and Al Gragg discuss episode 1.
Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys), two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple living in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. with their unsuspecting children (Holly Taylor and Keidrich Sellati) and their neighbor, Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich), an FBI counterintelligence agent.
The series focuses on the personal and professional lives of the Jenningses, sometimes incorporating real-life events into the narrative. The show’s creator has described the series as being ultimately about a marriage.