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The Americans -- "Gregory" -- 2/13/13

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Episode 3 - "Gregory" (Airs February 13, 10:00 pm e/p) - Philip and Elizabeth discover that their murdered colleague Robert had a wife they never knew about. As they try to determine what she knows and where her allegiance lies, Stan's investigation into Robert's death puts him hot on their trail. Written by Joel Fields; directed by Tommy Schlamme.


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http://www.deadline.com/2013/02/tv-r...-keri-russell/


FX's new Cold War spy drama The Americans saw a significant boost for its second episode with DVR viewership. Live+3 data shows the freshman series’ February 6 airing jumping up 58% in total viewers and among adults 18-49. With the show’s first episode getting a 44% DVR increase in total viewers, the 58% increase for Episode 2 is a record for FX in Live+3 increases from a premiere episode to a second episode. The percentage gain is noticeably higher that the same spread on other FX series like Justified (10% increase) American Horror Story (6% increase) and Sons Of Anarchy (1% decrease). Adding in the Live+3, viewership of the 10-11:06 PM second episode of the show last week hit 3.11 million and 1.69 million among the key demo — up 1.115 million in overall viewership and 622,000 in the key demo from the Live+Day results. Those numbers are far better for the Matthew Rhys- and Keri Russell- starring show than the steep drop-off of 40% in viewership that Live+Same Day results gave the new series’ second episode. The Americans’ premiere had a 49% DVR increase among adults 18-49 and a 44% increase among total viewership.
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Re: The Americans -- "Gregory" -- 2/13/13

I still can't get enough of that pic of Keri Russell.
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Re: The Americans -- "Gregory" -- 2/13/13

In case you haven't gotten into this show yet, episode 1 and 2 are available on the FX website.

http://vod.fxnetworks.com/watch/theamericans
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Re: The Americans -- "Gregory" -- 2/13/13

FX probably doesn't know what to do with the live+3 news
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Re: The Americans -- "Gregory" -- 2/13/13

Finally a new show I get excited about each week.
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Re: The Americans -- "Gregory" -- 2/13/13

Some potential DVR conflicts tonight.

ABC: Nashville

CBS: CSI

NBC: Chicago Fire

TNT: Southland

USA: Necessary Roughness

TV Land: Hot in Cleveland

Plan accordingly if you need to DVR a re-air.

Also, if your on the West coast and recording the 7pm East coast airing for The Americans, this episode runs 64 minutes. You may have conflicts with your 8pm shows.
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Re: The Americans -- "Gregory" -- 2/13/13

The good thing about fx is that they replay most, if not all, of their shows about and hour or two later. Hell, they're showing this episode 3 times tonight.
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Re: The Americans -- "Gregory" -- 2/13/13

It bugs me he is always in disguise and she never is.
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It bugs me he is always in disguise and she never is.
There have only been two episodes before tonight's and she wore a wig in the first one.
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She does change her hair.

I thought it was remarkably naive of these two to think that they weren't going to kill the wife. That's my one big pet peeve of this episode. Otherwise, I enjoyed it.
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Re: The Americans -- "Gregory" -- 2/13/13

Damn I love this show
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Awesome episode. Poor Richard's wife. Derek Luke and Margo Martindale are nice additions.
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Originally Posted by spainlinx0 View Post
She does change her hair.

I thought it was remarkably naive of these two to think that they weren't going to kill the wife. That's my one big pet peeve of this episode. Otherwise, I enjoyed it.
The only thing I can think of (if they even truly believed it), was they went from being basically kids to being a newlywed couple living in the US. The american mindset has to have taken some hold on them, and if they were never the ones to straight up execute some innocent person, they might actually have some faith in what their superiors said they were going to do with her.
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Damn I love this show
Me too. It's really good. The guys from Hollywood Prospectus said that the ratings took a nose dive for episode 2. I hope they correct soon. This show is amazing and it would be tragic if FX pulled the plug after one season. I'm totally hooked now.
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Me too. It's really good. The guys from Hollywood Prospectus said that the ratings took a nose dive for episode 2. I hope they correct soon. This show is amazing and it would be tragic if FX pulled the plug after one season. I'm totally hooked now.
The ratings rose 58% with DVR playback, on demand etc for episode 2. So that's a good sign.
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There are a lot of things on this show that stretch credulity, but none more so than that in 1981, all anyone would be talking about at the FBI office is how much the Bureau Chief looks just like John Boy. I mean right down to the huge facial mole and everything. That's something they're all going to notice, right?
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There have only been two episodes before tonight's and she wore a wig in the first one.
So in three episodes she is disguised once. This week she wasn't and he was when they met the wife (which just aired before I posted). Last week despite the "increased risk" she didn't disguise herself at all.
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Re: The Americans -- "Gregory" -- 2/13/13

Actually, she wore a red wig last night
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Re: The Americans -- "Gregory" -- 2/13/13

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Actually, she wore a red wig last night
Wow, didn't even notice.
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Re: The Americans -- "Gregory" -- 2/13/13

That's gotta be the same wig from The Paperboy, normally wouldn't notice this but she looks just like Kidman right there.

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Wow, didn't even notice.
Really? I think it's quite easy to tell when she's wearing a wig. Probably because her hair is the first thing I notice about her.
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To be really accurate, I'd say she sort of disguised herself as the nurse in The Clock episode as well.

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Originally Posted by Decker View Post
Me too. It's really good. The guys from Hollywood Prospectus said that the ratings took a nose dive for episode 2. I hope they correct soon. This show is amazing and it would be tragic if FX pulled the plug after one season. I'm totally hooked now.
I agree. I'm really into it. Love the cloak and dagger stuff. If it continues being this good, hopefully F/X is patient with it.

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There are a lot of things on this show that stretch credulity, but none more so than that in 1981, all anyone would be talking about at the FBI office is how much the Bureau Chief looks just like John Boy. I mean right down to the huge facial mole and everything. That's something they're all going to notice, right?


Next week looks really good. Someone wondered in a previous thread whether it would come up.
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Listening to "Tusk" as I type this...really liking this show and hope it stays around. Great addition of "already in the glass, not in the jar" Margo Martindale...
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Another solid ep. I knew the woman was dead once she got into the van with Mags..er..the new supervisor. I hope the network realizes that if a show gets a 58% bump from DVR, then it means a lot of people watch the show, just not live. I am guessing since FX is predominantly a cable station, that will keep it safe. I think a regular network would be more likely to cancel it regardless of the good DVR numbers.

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