Rent The Americans: Series 2 (2014)

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One of television's most exhilarating series, "The Americans", returns for Season 2 - with more danger, more intrigue and more steamy alliances. Technological advances have escalated Cold War tensions to an all-time high, and undercover KGB operatives Elizabeth and Philip Jennings (Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys) face the growing threat of discovery. As their assignments grow more deadly, their family is in more danger, and their loyalties are tested like never before in this thrilling series.
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Mitch Engel, Richard Heus
Joseph Weisberg
Joseph Weisberg, Joel Fields, Stu Zicherman, Stephen Schiff, Angelina Burnett, Melissa James Gibson, Joshua Brand, Peter Ackerman, Oliver North, Tracey Scott Wilson
20th Century Fox
TV Action & Adventure, TV Crimes, TV Dramas, TV Mysteries
Release Date:
Run Time:
608 minutes
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Operation Ghost Stories: The Real Directorate 'S'
  • Shades of Red: The Morality of The Americans
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. Comrades
2. Cardinal
3. The Walk In
Special Feature:
- Deleted Scenes
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
4. A Little Night Music
5. The Deal
6. Behind the Red Door
7. Arpanet
Special Feature:
- Deleted Scenes
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
8. New Car
9. Martial Eagle
10. Yousaf
11. Stealth
Special Feature:
- Deleted Scenes
Disc 4:
This disc includes the following episodes:
12. Operation Chronicle
13. Echo
Special Features:
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
- Operation Ghost Stories: The Real Directorate 'S'
- Shades of Red: The Morality of The Americans
Release Date:
Not released
Disc 1:
Disc 2:
Disc 3:

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Reviews (1) of The Americans: Series 2

Decent, exciting, massively enjoyable and intelligent 1980s-set Cold War Thriller - The Americans: Series 2 review by PV

Spoiler Alert

I am hooked by this series as I was with Breaking Bad - it shares the same multi-layered complex plots and violence with that show, and for that reason keeps up momentum with random new events and characters appearing regularly.

Both shows rely on someone with a secret life they want to hide. The 'will they or won't they get caught' issues and the near-misses make some scenes nail-biting. This is dramatic irony, much used by Shakespeare and theatre for centuries - we, the audience, know things about the main character/s that most other characters do not know, Watch Richard III.

Great stuff, with Matthew Rhys a Welsh actor really excelling in the main role - a new Alec Guiness who really inhabits the various characters and identities he plays. The girlier emotive parts play less well and I hope they do not come to dominate things, as happened in later series of Breaking Bad. I hope too there is now token metoo and ethnic quote box ticking.

For me, from the UK who was at school in the 1980s they don't get the British experience of that time right exactly but I assume this is the more paranoid anti-USSR USA, with a real fear of commies from the 1950s McCarthyism still lingering in the air.

For now, 4.5 stars rounded up. Highly enjoyable hokum - though based on some true stories of spies, but all condensed into these two. But hey, it's a story not a documentary, so I willingly suspend my disbelief.

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