Do you ever find yourself sitting around thinking, "You know what would be awesome? A television series that combined the terrible fashions of the 80's, Cold War politics, and Felicity kicking someone's face in."
Well....someone obviously did. And they came up with the newest television obsession in our household.
To be totally honest, my husband and I haven't been this mutually interested in television show in years. (I gravitate towards junky reality shows and anything involving Mindy Kaling, while my husband will put on, literally, any sporting event.) But every week, we look forward to watching The Americans every single week.
It's the story of KGB agents living undercover in Washington, D.C., as a married couple who also have to carry out spy missions for Russia. Keri Russell is doing her damnedest to shed her Felicity image in some acid washed jeans and wigs. It also has a major nostalgia factor with the DC setting and the leg warmer references, plus, my husband is a big Eastern Bloc buff and loves the incorporation of actual news footage and events into the plot. It's awesome.
Plus, it's been picked up for another season already, so you don't have to get worried about getting emotionally attached to a show about to be cancelled. (Damn you, Pushing Daisies!)
The Americans airs on Wednesday nights at 10 PM. Watch it.