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The Americans: Series Finale Review

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THE AMERICANS: SEASON 6, EPISODE 10: START I did all this stuff. I don’t even know why anymore. It seemed like the right thing to do for my country. My country wanted me to, and I kept doing it, telling myself it was important, until finally I couldn’t, and I stopped. I’m done with that… Read more »

The Americans: Season 6, Episode 9 Review

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THE AMERICANS: SEASON 6, EPISODE 9: JENNINGS, ELIZABETH Is there anything I should know as an FBI agent about the Jennings family? Anything about them that concerns you? – Stan Beeman What a terrific final season this has been for The Americans. If you recall back to my reviews down the stretch of Season 5,… Read more »

The Americans: Season 6, Episode 8 Review

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THE AMERICANS: SEASON 6, EPISODE 8: THE SUMMIT The work never ends. – Claudia The work never ends. – Elizabeth Jennings Moments after putting Erica out of her misery, Elizabeth Jennings has to both console her widower and also get him away from his briefcase in order to photograph important Summit-related documents. At two separate… Read more »

The Americans: Season 6, Episode 7 Review

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THE AMERICANS: SEASON 6, EPISODE 7: HARVEST Thank you for everything. – Philip Jennings Of course. I’m here. Anytime. – Stan Beeman And finally we’ve gotten to it. Within “Harvest,” another outstanding episode this season, nipping on the heels of “The Great Patriotic War” two weeks ago, and in some ways supplanting it, we saw… Read more »

The Americans: Season 6, Episode 6 Review

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THE AMERICANS: SEASON 6, EPISODE 6: RIFIFI I warned her not to go to any communist countries. I’m never going to see her again. It’s over. That’s over. – Philip Jennings A marriage in turmoil sliced through this Americans episode, left an impact in some way on virtually every other character in the process, and… Read more »

REVIEW – Fargo: Season 3 Finale

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FARGO REVIEW: YEAR 3 FINALE: SOMEBODY TO LOVE Are you familiar with the Russian saying, “The past is predictable?” – V.M. Varga I’m pretty sure you made that up. – Gloria Burgle Possibly, but which of us can say with certainty what has occurred – actually occurred – and what is simply rumor, misinformation, opinion?… Read more »

REVIEW – Fargo: Year 3, Episode 8

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FARGO: YEAR 3, EPISODE 8: WHO RULES THE LAND OF DENIAL? Though thou exalt thyself like the eagle, though thou make thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, sayeth the lord. – Paul Marrane Tonight, Fargo upended expectation and took the audience on an intense, nasty trip through the snowy Minnesota… Read more »

REVIEW – Fargo: Year 3, Episode 7

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YEAR 3, EPISODE 7: THE LAW OF INEVITABILITY The world is wrong. It looks like my world, but everything’s different. – Sy Feltz Whoa. Holy Wes Wrench Batman! I’m just going to let that insane Season 1 callback sit and fester for a week, because it was so damned awesome, and came out of absolutely… Read more »

REVIEW – The Americans: Season 5, Episode 13

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SEASON 5, EPISODE 13: THE SOVIET DIVISION I’m tired of feeling shitty. – Stan Beeman I’ll be curious to see the consensus on the fifth season finale of The Americans, because in terms of hitting hard with the last scene, it both did and didn’t. The information and implications were big, to say the least,… Read more »

REVIEW – Fargo: Year 3, Episode 6

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YEAR 3, EPISODE 6: THE LORD OF NO MERCY Let each man say what he deems truth, and let truth itself be commended unto God. – V.M. Varga There’s no other way to say it, that was an amazing hour of television. It wasn’t just eventful, it was tense in a very interesting, discernibly heart-pounding… Read more »

REVIEW – The Americans: Season 5, Episode 12

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SEASON 5, EPISODE 12: THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES It’s good when things can work out for everyone. – Elizabeth Jennings It wasn’t the quote that was intentionally supposed to reflect the entire episode, and in large part the entire season, but that’s what it was. On this week’s The Americans, Elizabeth tells her daughter… Read more »

REVIEW – Fargo: Year Three, Episodes 4-5

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***With the redesign and my move to Tennessee, some things slipped through the cracks, including last week’s Fargo review. It was written, just never found its way onto the site. So, here’s a two-for-one special. Two separate reviews of episodes four and five, and now we’re back up to date. Both were excellent hours of… Read more »