Critic Consensus: In its penultimate season, The Americans brings long-simmering storylines to a boil while heightening the spy-thriller stakes and deepening the domestic drama -- all brought vividly to life by superb performances from its veteran cast.
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There's more TV to watch than ever before, but fewer shows that feel like they earn that capital-G Great title. The Americans is a Great Show. In fact, it is the greatest currently on television.
Well, I have been watching - and it's been fascinating from the start. But now, with Cold War intrigue hotter than it's been in decades, many curious new viewers are likely to flock to this series.
The Americans otherwise remains in the top tier of TV dramas, even if the first three episodes of the 13-episode new season could use a kick in the pants pacing-wise.
The fourth season was great. The fifth at least needs to match it, and the evidence so far establishes that it will.
This season, the conditions in Russia seem to be taking a more forward position on the show. Cleverly, the writers introduce a Russian family in America whose father despises Russia and is glad to be out.
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