The Americans: Season 6 Reviews

November 25, 2019
This season really does resonate a lot with today... And it's wonderful ground, and the episodes are really interesting.
July 26, 2019
The series has always invested itself in the bonds of family and partnership, yet season six feels gloomier and more doom-laden than its precedents.
October 23, 2018
As fans themselves echo the chorus of "Don't Dream It's Over" as the show nears its finale, we should still feel lucky to have gotten six seasons of this truly special series.
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 31, 2018
The Americans, like its protagonists, has been in disguise, a searching psychological drama dressed up as a kicky action play.
April 13, 2018
This terrific series promises to end with a triumphant bang - don't miss it.
March 30, 2018
The Americans, menacing as ever in its reserve, won't spell out whether it's a charmed totem or a cursed amulet.
March 29, 2018
How The Americans resolves their fates will be key to whether this series is remembered as a superbly rendered morality tale or a distinct disappointment after setting its bar so high.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 28, 2018
The Americans ends even more impressively than it began.
March 28, 2018
If you've fallen away from the series because you miss the process-y spy stuff, be advised that it's back with a vengeance, here in the home stretch. Yes, the show's about issues of trust and support, but it's still got a serious body count.
March 28, 2018
If watching a TV show is like being in a relationship, The Americans is the closest thing to a domestic partnership that modern TV drama has ever given us.
March 27, 2018
There's a certain amount of pride watching the unfolding of this last season of The Americans. There are a lot of plates spinning -- it's time to see which are saved and which are shattered.
March 27, 2018
It might be the coldest show ever made, which is why it works so well.
March 27, 2018
The history itself is no spoiler; we know how the Cold War played out. But The Americans understands history as more than the record of which nations rise and fall. It's also the story of individual people for whom life goes on, or doesn't.
March 27, 2018
The fact that the Jennings' story is ending gives this season much of its dramatic heft and importance, as characters who haven't seen each other in ages come together again, and as each choice in each personal and political maze carries more finality.
March 26, 2018
As always, excellent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 23, 2018
It comes as no surprise that one of the greatest drama series in television history should come to its end as powerful as ever.
March 23, 2018
The magnitude of the espionage feels unconvincing, and the murder-happy episodes suggest they learned the wrong lesson from last year's too-slow burn. But The Americans gets more patient when it examines the widening cracks in the Jennings marriage.
Full Review | Original Score: B+