I started watched the current third season of the Americans in January 2015 and I was hooked after two episodes. I bought the season one and took the better part of a weekend to binge watch them. Great story telling which may surprise some because of the we already know how the Cold War ended. The spy vs. spy dynamic, espionage story arcs are great but what makes the show is the complex marriage/relationship between Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings. I have read other reviews that mention this show is about a family trying to stay together during the tensest times of East-West Relations. Believe the hype. This is a great show and if you are of an age to remember the 1980's then this will make your feel nostalgic for those days. Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys are excellent leads. Give this show a chance and I suspect you want to watch prior seasons to be current with the story.