History Series / TheAmericans

19th Apr '17 9:33:26 PM BatmanKalEl
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23rd Mar '17 6:42:47 PM Fireblood
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*** There is a great deal of angst about the ISI's fundamentalism bent. The Pakistani spy even moans about "officers growing beards, and getting questions on religiosity". In reality, the ISI was at the time led by the very secular officer ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akhtar_Abdur_Rahman Akhtar Abdur Rahman]]), who was quite suspicious of religious elements and often clashed with CIA officials over that. ISI support for religious groups came after the end of the Afghan War... and in Kashmir.
*** Pakistan and the ISI's motivations are also couched (probably for purposes of modern American opinions, which are quite anti that Country) as being for religious reasons. In real life, they were a lot more complex, but generally a mixture of anti-communism, and fears of further Soviet expansion.

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*** There is a great deal of angst about the ISI's fundamentalism bent. The Pakistani spy even moans about "officers growing beards, and getting questions on religiosity". In reality, the ISI was at the time led by the very secular officer ([[http://en.(=[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akhtar_Abdur_Rahman Akhtar Abdur Rahman]]), Rahman]], who was quite suspicious of religious elements and often clashed with CIA officials over that. ISI support for religious groups came after the end of the Afghan War... and in Kashmir.
*** Pakistan and the ISI's motivations are also couched (probably for purposes of modern American opinions, which are quite anti that Country) country) as being for religious reasons. In real life, they were a lot more complex, but generally a mixture of anti-communism, and fears of further Soviet expansion.



* CulturalCringe: Philip and Elizabeth cozy up to a Soviet defector in the fifth season who almost constantly lambasts the USSR in favor of the US. This annoys not only them (privately) but also his wife, who didn't want to defect.



* DidYouJustHaveSex: happens off-screen Season 4 finale. Beeman comes home after work and finds Paige and Mathew hurriedly fixing their hair and clothes.

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* DidYouJustHaveSex: happens Happens off-screen Season 4 finale. Beeman comes home after work and finds Paige and Mathew hurriedly fixing their hair and clothes.
21st Mar '17 9:59:16 PM TroperBeDoper
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*** This scene leads to UnfortunateImplications when you realize that Elizabeth poses as "Clark's" sister.
15th Mar '17 10:08:13 PM pyroclastic
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* TheMountainsOfIllinois: THe season 5 episode "Pests" has a scene set in rural Illinois but very clearly filmed in the rolling countryside of upstate New York.

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* TheMountainsOfIllinois: THe The season 5 episode "Pests" has a scene set in rural Illinois but very clearly filmed in the rolling countryside of upstate New York.
15th Mar '17 10:07:52 PM pyroclastic
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* TheMountainsOfIllinois: THe season 5 episode "Pests" has a scene set in rural Illinois but very clearly filmed in the rolling countryside of upstate New York.
6th Mar '17 7:17:35 AM Vladith
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** Larrick equipped and trained the Contras, a right-wing force so brutal that US congress voted to stop funding them. If that's the right side of history, I'd rather be wrong.
29th Dec '16 1:20:43 PM Dannykat
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* CaliforniaDoubling:
** New York doubling. Shot after shot after shot featuring present-day NYC parking restriction signs, MTA bus stops, bodegas, etc. One train station scene clearly shot along an LIRR line. A scene set in Philly clearly shot somewhere along the 7 line in Queens. The list goes on and on.
** Quite obvious in some of the later episodes of Season 2, supposedly taking place in DC and Virginia in March and April, but featuring snow everywhere due to the brutal winter of 2013-2014 in NYC.
28th Nov '16 11:00:21 AM MBI
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** The show is premised on American and Soviet agents committing brazen assassinations as part of the Cold War. As real-life Cold War operatives have pointed out, no one in either government would have actually dared commit anything so aggressive, as that would have risked sending the world into outright nuclear war.
28th Nov '16 7:30:04 AM MBI
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* FakeDrunk: Philip and Elizabeth attack an Israeli operative and are dragging him away when they're stopped by a cop. They claim they're just escorting their too-drunk friend home. The Israeli, not wanting to make a bad situation even worse, plays along by slurring through a few bars of Kenny Rogers's "The Gambler" along with a nearby jukebox.


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* PlayingDrunk: Philip and Elizabeth attack an Israeli operative and are dragging him away when they're stopped by a cop. They claim they're just escorting their too-drunk friend home. The Israeli, not wanting to make a bad situation even worse, plays along by slurring through a few bars of Kenny Rogers's "The Gambler" along with a nearby jukebox.
28th Nov '16 7:29:14 AM MBI
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* FakeDrunk: Philip and Elizabeth attack an Israeli operative and are dragging him away when they're stopped by a cop. They claim they're just escorting their too-drunk friend home. The Israeli, not wanting to make a bad situation even worse, plays along by slurring through a few bars of Kenny Rogers's "The Gambler" along with a nearby jukebox.
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