The Americans

The Americans

The Complete Fifth Season

DVD - 2018
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Danger, disillusionment, and betrayal reach an all-time high in the suspense-laced fifth season of The Americans. KGB agents Philip and Elizabeth Jennings' unwavering dedication to their work comes at even more of a personal cost than before. And as Paige is drawn deeper into the reality of her parents' secret job, she realizes she will never have a normal life. Meanwhile, as Cold War tensions continue to escalate, Philip and Elizabeth are suspicious of Stan's new romance, and they become more acutely aware of the vast disparity between American abundance and Russian scarcity.


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Oct 08, 2019

In a holding pattern, waiting for the final season. Much focus on Paige and on the gloomy Soviet situation.
The sense of urgency in previous seasons is noticeably muted. The intricate spying techniques and blunt violence are there but appear to be repetitious.
The novelty of Russians authentically living and acting as Americans has worn thin.

Jun 03, 2018

I may be in the minority here but I loved this season. Watching Philip and Elizabeth come together in an even more cohesive and committed way was lovely to watch. Watching Paige over the course of the season start to gain strength and surety in her self, within her family situation and her choices also was a welcome change. And even thought the ending to the season felt quite inevitable the dialogue and actions of the two main characters was impeccable. This season had more subtlety and less action but all of the actors brought their A game, the performances were great as usual.

May 15, 2018

This season's first episode features the "Americans" digging a hole - a BIG hole. The scene goes on a long, long time. This is pretty much how the whole season feels. The show downshifts a gear or two, the payoff is elusive, and you wonder where it's all going. But it is all done quite intentionally so as to set up the next and final season. Eventually, when the end does come, it's a shocker.

The acting, as always, is first-rate.

May 07, 2018

I really like this series, but this was my least favorite season. Mich more action in Moscow with a story line thatvwas difficult to follow. I did not like the introduction of a Vietnamese protege'. Too little action by the main characters after one assignment at the beginning. Too many extraneous plots going on. Highly recommend the series, but am only lukewarm on this year. Kristi & Abby Tabby

I have always liked this series. The first four seasons are very interesting and unique in terms of what is on TV these days but unfortunately Season 5 does not rise to the same levels as the first four. It's just not as exciting and fun anymore.

I believe Season 6 will be the last and that is probably a good decision.

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