The Amer­i­cans

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Mon­day, 8.30pm, Ten What a pleas­ant sur­prise. Far from an­other fac­tual his­tor­i­cal saga, which the ti­tle could im­ply, The Amer­i­cans is a bril­liant new drama se­ries set in the early 1980s. Leads Keri Rus­sell ( Felic­ity ) and Matthew Rhys ( Broth­ers & Sis­ters ) play El­iz­a­beth and Philip Jen­nings, Rus­sian spies pre­tend­ing to be just an­other happily mar­ried Amer­i­can cou­ple on the block, cu­ri­ously with two well-be­haved Amer­i­can chil­dren. When FBI agent Stan Bee­man (Noah Em­merich) moves in across the street, their high-ac­tion se­cret lives as

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