The Americans

There’s a great new show on FX, The Americans, about a couple of Soviet undercover agents living in the United States in the 1980s. I love the fact that they make the Cold War “enemy” so sympathetic without being ham-fisted about it. Recommended.

ABC’s Zero Hour, by contrast, fails to pull off what should be mindless Nazi/apocalypse conspiracy theory fun because it lacks the sort of great performances and direction that turn a good idea into great television.