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Two Soviet intelligence agents pose as a married couple to spy on the American government.

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 Elizabeth Jennings (75 episodes, 2013-2018)
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 Philip Jennings (75 episodes, 2013-2018)
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 Henry Jennings (65 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Paige Jennings (65 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Stan Beeman (65 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Oleg Burov (51 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Arkady Zotov (48 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Frank Gaad (48 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Martha Hanson (45 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Nina Krilova (42 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Sandra Beeman (38 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Dennis Aderholt (33 episodes, 2015-2017)
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A pair of deep-cover Soviet spies masquerades as a typical DC couple whose children, neighbors, coworkers & friends are completely unaware of their activities. At home, they're the stereotypical parents of stereotypical kids; at work, they pose as travel agents; but at night, they weave a web of confidants, lovers, dupes, and historical figures from the Reagan-era Cold War. The startlingly realistic plot twists force the viewer to consider the real cost of an undeclared war, what it takes to protect one's beliefs, if it's worth it, and if it actually worked for either side. Written by Steve83

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All's fair in love and cold war.


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30 January 2013 (USA)  »

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Keri Russell was 7 months pregnant with her son Sam when she completed the fourth season of the series. The filmmakers got around this mainly by setting the season during the winter so she'd mostly be wearing heavy coats, as well as occasionally using CGI to remove her bump. See more »

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Featured in 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2013) See more »

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Near perfection
26 February 2013 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I don't want to repeat everything that has been already said about this series.

However, I think Keri Russell's presence in this series is the key to everything. Only her could have this cold outside look hiding a wounded soul that hangs on to what she believes in.

It is not only about the plot, but also the human toll the Cold War claimed in its path.

I think the series is very well rounded in terms of casting and writing. It has a rhythm that keeps the audience on edge.

This is, in my humble opinion, the best of the genre since Alfred Hitchcock gave us Topaz and The Torn Curtain. I give it a 9.


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