The Americans: Season 3 (2015)



Critic Consensus: Family-driven drama and psychological themes propel The Americans' tautly drawn tension, dispensing thrills of a different ilk this season.


Air date: Jan 28, 2015
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Season Info

Season 3 of this period drama heightens the intensity as Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip (Matthew Rhys) face increased dangers, moral dilemmas and new family secrets amid rising tension within their family. Nina (Annet Mahendru) finds herself in prison while Stan (Noah Emmerich) hopes to save his marriage, and he also tries rescuing Nina, though his plan has unpredictable consequences. Paige (Holly Taylor), Henry (Keidrich Sellati), Sandra (Susan Misner), Martha (Alison Wright), Agent Gaad … More

Genre: Drama
Network: FX
Premiere Date: Jan 28, 2015
Created By:
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Darryl Hickman
Darryl Hickman
as Ben Canfield
Matthew Rhys
Matthew Rhys
as Philip Jennings
Richard Davalos
Richard Davalos
as Jeff Canfield
Keri Russell
Keri Russell
as Elizabeth Jennings
Holly Taylor
Holly Taylor
as Paige Jennings
Keidrich Sellati
Keidrich Sellati
as Henry Jennings
Noah Emmerich
Noah Emmerich
as Stan Beeman
Susan Misner
Susan Misner
as Sandra Beeman
Alison Wright
Alison Wright
as Martha Hanson
Vera Cherny
Vera Cherny
as Tatiana
Richard Thomas
Richard Thomas
as Agent Frank Gaad
Lev Gorn
Lev Gorn
as Arkady
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Critic Reviews for The Americans: Season 3

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (22)

The Americans remains one of the best-written shows on television, and quite simply the best at the constructing intricate, layered plots. Every episode, every scene, gives the impression of a gun being cocked and placed carefully on a wall.

Full Review… | April 26, 2015
AV Club
Top Critic

I would say the show has started getting downright Shakespearean.

Full Review… | April 3, 2015

"The Americans" is a bleak show that ends each episode with heartbreak. It's also a thrilling, moving, clever show about human intimacy-possibly the best current drama out there.

Full Review… | March 18, 2015
New Yorker
Top Critic

One of The Americans' achievements is that you empathize with the despair of the adults, even as they gamble with the fate of the Earth.

Full Review… | March 16, 2015
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

I'm especially glad to see The Americans place more weight on Russell's Elizabeth, who has really surged to the forefront of this show.

Full Review… | March 12, 2015

The show gives us a reason to watch for the family dynamics, as well as the spy action.

Full Review… | March 12, 2015

Audience Reviews for The Americans: Season 3


Yet another very solid entry onto the show but it's becoming quite evident that it will never be able to surpass its solid quality. Maybe it's time to start thinking about wrapping up this soon, since the pace is too slow to go beyond 5 seasons and with such limited production values, it's better to end on a high note, than a low one. We're starting to thread on repetition here and that's never a good thing for a show that has very little audience.

Francisco G.
Francisco Godinho

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