Lindsey and I recently started watching The Americans on Amazon Prime. It’s a good show. Dark but not too dark (at least not yet – we’re only six episodes in). As a Rusaphile it’s always easy for me to sympathize with the Russians and this show is no exception. Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys are fantastic and have great chemistry. If you haven’t heard of the show Russell and Rhys play Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, Soviet spies who have collected intelligence for the U.S.S.R. for decades and are forced to face the consequence of Cold War escalation after Ronald Reagan is elected President in 1980.
The concept of infiltration fascinates me. The Jennings have been in the United States for 20 years and yet they have an unwavering loyalty to their country and their cause. It’s a hard idea for me to wrap my head around but I suppose if I moved to Ohio (our Midwestern enemy) I would still be a Michigander for life.