The Americans Complete Series 1-6 DVD Box Set
I give it 5 stars for this seasons 1-6 pack. Why? This show has been amazing. I studied Soviet everything in College and checked with the real deal – and the show portrays not just the Cold War era – but the sentiments and differing idealogies and the unbelievable propoganda on the Soviet people quite well. Yes- it works both ways, but at that time they were lied to more. And these “Americans” are Soviet Agents, young Russians hand picked from an early age – just like they chose children for Olympic Competitions or Chess. And they grew up in Soviet Youth Leagues called “Komsomol”. Then when they are young adults they are paired as married couples and they are referred to as “illegals” by our FBI agents, as they sneak over on ships – and in those days would take Social Security numbers and ID’s of dead Americans. Once in place they never ever spoke another word of Russian, they were more into apple pie, American culture, Elvis etc than anyone born on this soil. They are running covert ops and killing people if that’s what it takes. The acting and storylines are fabulous. Particularly interesting is the husband growing disillusioned with what he knows is Soviet crap as he sees how he is living but the wife is a zealot indocrinated into the ideology and as their empire is in decline – she is becoming a killing machine as her desperation to extract information at any costs has no ending… the male lead actor – WOW! At this juncture I hope he executes his wife…I am not a plot-spoiler. This has not been mentioned. It’s just what I’d like to see happen. The show tells many truths of both sides – like the fact that we never celebrate nor thank the Soviets for stopping Hitler – which they did. At quite a cost – take all the what 8 million Holocaust deaths, times that by 3 or so, and that’s how many Soviets died stopping Hitler, and we never even mention that. But I am not suggesting love for the rotten Godless lying propaganda machine lying to all its own people.
Actors: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Annet Mahendru
Format: Color, Dolby, Widescreen, PAL
Region: Region 4 for Australia
Number of discs: 26
Studio: 20th Century Fox
DVD Release in: 2018