May 12, 2016

Using The Ad as a Prop in ‘The Americans’

A fan of the first three seasons, I deliberately allowed several episodes of season four to pile up on my DVR. The final few minutes of each episode, coupled with the “scenes from next week” tease are some of the factors that create an exceptionally rewarding experience. Additional reward comes paying close attention to the details the show, catching subtle hints about the characters as well as the time period: before today’s modern surveillance technology, there was espionage done largely done in person, via disguises of clothing and personality.