The Americans is an amazing show with the most morally reprehensible characters next to Game of Thrones. The show is set in the early 1980’s and centers on a family where the parents are actually KGB sleeper agents living next door to a devout American FBI agent investigating Russians in America. The show is incredibly tense with nail biting suspense and multidimensional all be it morally terrible people across the board.
The titular Americans are Elizabeth and Phillip Jennings just your ordinary everyday pleasant neighbors….who as mentioned are secretly bad ass KGB agents working to bring down the American way while slowly but surely getting sucked into it. The show is ASTONISHING as it really shows realistically what people would do for their country and patriotism in the face of betraying their morals for The Americans AND The Russians.
The show also is incredibly tense feeling in my mind as if Hitchcock himself made a perfectly crafted 1980’s spy movie and the cinematography is beautiful and is a perfect throwback to that of an awesome 70’s/80’s movie. Finally the show has an AWESOME 80’s soundtrack which I cannot recommend high enough and that goes for the show too. So if you want top notch Hitchcockian spy action and dubious duplicitous characters there are few shows I can recommend higher.