05/31/18 at 07:17pm
Interesting how they ended the series but the punishment of living in Russia and not seeing their kids for a long time, if ever, was not enough in view of the murders by Elizabeth, especially the Russian defector and his wife. I would have ended it by the Center killing Elizabeth, for her killing the KGB agent, as Elizabeth almost saved the daughter. I would have left Philip with his original plan of living somewhere in the West to help his son.
05/21/17 at 02:13pm
Seasons 1 - 4 were sharp and entertaining ( in a psychopathic fashion). The duel of wits, the Resindentura vs the FBI. Who was turning whom? Were "our heroes" going to be caught? Would somebody finally hit Paige with a 2x4? Many edge-of-the-seat moments amidst the introspection.
Season 5 is DULL. Lordie, but it it is deadly dull and boring. The whole Oleg in Russian plot is a separate series. Nothing but nothing to do with the rest of the storyline. I don't care enough about the character to keep seeing how he's doing in the USSR. Episode after episode of a Cold War soap opera. Yay, Stan has a woman in his life. Gasp, Henry is doing well in school. Dull.
04/14/17 at 05:08pm
great writing, great acting...... a magnificent period piece..... are they so Americanized that they blend into society at the end of the cold war? do they get caught? do they return to Russia? What is the endgame with Paige? So many questions.
05/25/16 at 06:14pm
I think they could do four more seasons if they wanted. to the end of the cold war. perhaps they can skip to that. They are brainwashed agents and what wlll they do when it falls?. but at least we get two more seasons. THis is one of the best shows on tv bar none It's superb. WE root for the soviet agents even know that they are killing for and serving a truly evil empire.
05/03/16 at 09:02am
Oh THANK YOU, LaQuita and Leosrme! I cannot stand Paige.
04/28/16 at 08:41pm
This season has vbeen great, by far one of the best scripted show on TV period. I hope they continue with additional seasons.
04/27/16 at 11:41pm
I made it out of there in 1989, but I must tell you â€“ everything they wrote about was true! When they show the way they follow orders, the way Elisabeth is a true believer, and stories from her childhood vs. Philip and his misgivings, his desire to become an honest American but still obeying the orders, it is very real. I was lucky to end-up on the West Coast. In the 1990s I kept hearing about the way KGB operated in Brighton Beach. I personally knew someone here who was from my hometown, who used to frequently travel between here and there, always prying into people's work and what they do, both there and those who emigrated and got jobs in Silicon Valley. Eventually the "Russians" here wised up to the fact that he lived beyond his unemployed means and without saying much, would just choose not to speak to him any more.
I applaud the way the show is written, the way everyone at Residentura is either KGB or KGB vetted around that time. I see so many familiar reactions, responses to orders, and a general sense that the Soviet Union was eternal and the KGB was all-powerful. I'm glad that my family chose not to put our eggs in their basket!
Keep the show alive!
05/12/15 at 04:34pm
Thank you Leosrme. I think the pastor is paying way too much attention to Paige. Him and his wife look like some child molesters. I watch enough Criminal Minds.
05/08/15 at 08:41pm
Yes, LaQuita, I entirely agree with you. I just wanted to slap that daughter upside the head for most of this last series. In spite of understanding that her parents would go to jail for the rest of their lives probably, she told that stupid floppy haired pastor. I cannot imagine how this is going to turn out. Are they going to be forced to bump off the pastor and his wife to stop them from telling? I can't see any other way, frankly!!!!!
04/27/15 at 05:58pm
Love the last season. But Philip and Elizabeth daughter make me want to choke her out. By telling her pastor the family business when her parents told her not too.I know she a little bit conflicted but really shut up. I know she had the right to be mad about being lied to. Now I want to see if Philip and Elizabeth can live pass this with the daughter snatch on her parents. If they going to live afterwards hopefully they can keep the pastor quiet.