I was seventeen when I joined the KGB. Never had a boyfriend. They put me with you. We didn’t know each other. When we got here I was twenty-two years old. I was living in a strange house, in a strange country with a strange man. And I met Gregory, and he was… passionate about the cause, he was passionate about everything. He was passionate about me. I recruited him, and he didn’t even want anything. He just believed, like I did. He was the first person I felt I could really talk to. And I needed that. And… It just… It just happened. It never really… happened that way for us, did it? No. And I’m— I’m so sorry. I wish that it had. But I feel like it’s happening now.
The eighties spy drama “The Americans” is sexier than many pay-cable shows, in part because it’s about life as role-play
Illustration by Studio Nippoldt for The New Yorker (31 March, 2014)
Don’t you enjoy any of this? Sometimes? This house, your clothes, all those beautiful shoes.
"They don’t care. They don’t care what happens to any of us."
'The Americans' renewed for 3rd season:
FX has ordered a third season of its acclaimed drama series The Americans. The Cold War-era spy thriller starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys has been picked up for another 13 episodes.
Six episodes remain in the current second season, which has been pleasing critics (the debut season won the Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding New Program) yet performing somewhat modestly in the ratings. When including seven days of DVR playback, The Americans has averaged 3.1 million viewers this year. The second season finale is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21. “Fans will be blown away by the rest of this season,” promised FX original programming president Eric Schrier. [x]