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Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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I really wish that "I'm not finished with them yet. They don't have to be regular Americans, they can socialists!" would fit as a thread title.

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Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

So what do you want to be called?
e: nvm

Baronash fucked around with this message at 15:49 on Feb 21, 2014

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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They give out five episodes to critics? God drat, I need to learn to enjoy writing.

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

So what do you want to be called?
So the wigs do have a breaking point.

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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Ah yes, the worst plot line from last season rears its ugly head.

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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jscolon2.0 posted:

She's right though. Montreal is the perfect place to have a bachelor party.

You misspelled Reykjavik.

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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Zero One posted:

Ronald Reagan doesn't care about poor people!

Fixed

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

So what do you want to be called?
You don't think your aunt owns a telephone?

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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Is it normal for Russians to always address each other by their full names?

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

So what do you want to be called?

grrarg posted:

Good episode all around. Elizabeth was terrifying with the crowbar.

It was even better since he usually swoops in as the cool dad after Elizabeth gets on to Paige. This time, daddy's pissed.

FX is doing an excellent job editing the previews. The one last week made it look like Phillip was on the rooftop with Stan. It faked me out. I was looking forward to that confrontation all week.

Except the preview begins with a shot of the roof guy's face as he loads his rifle.

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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Considering how wrapped up you guys have been about the warehouse scene, (Seriously, he was a loving janitor, I doubt he was willing to risk dying to protect a milling machine) I'm surprised that there hasn't been a bigger discussion regarding the Aunt scene. It was just so strange that I feel like the showrunners were hoping you wouldn't think about it too much. What exactly does that woman do the rest of the time? Is that photo of Elizabeth always hanging there, or did someone tip her off in advance? It was such a huge stretch that it pulled me out of the episode.

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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CBJSprague24 posted:

Wow. I was figuring Paige's new friend was going to be anything but a potentially positive influence.

Hey, House of Cards already pulled the "religious friend you met on a bus" angle, and we saw how that went down.


e: MAGS! :neckbeard:

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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CBJSprague24 posted:

E- Is it a standard Russian thing to address people in normal conversation by their full name? I've noticed that in both this and Goldeneye.

I asked the same question last week:

Cuddly Tumblemumps posted:

In the residence they are calling each other by first name and patronymic (ex. Nina Sergeevna (Nina daughter-of-Sergey), Oleg Igorevich (son-of-Igor) which is just addressing coworkers and non-close friends/acquaintances with routine respect.

Passive-aggressive poo poo is going to get real if/when Oleg starts overstepping social bounds and calling his superiors, or even Nina, by more familiar terms or even by nicknames. His character seems like the sort of jackass that would do that to push buttons. :allears: Oh, Oleg. I wanna see Nina destroy you.

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

So what do you want to be called?
The Something Awful Forums > The Finer Arts > The TV IV > The Americans S2: "They indoctrinate them with friendship and songs"

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

So what do you want to be called?

savinhill posted:

With how much Phil and Liz have used sex/honeytraps so far in the show, I'd imagine that it has to be in the playbook somewhere. Also, the dead Directorate S husband was lovers with that bald guy from earlier in the season and they were blackmailing the Seal, so he may have used a honeytrap on him too.

Where did you get that from? They were friends, but I don't think anyone ever implied they had a relationship.

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

So what do you want to be called?

The Americans definitely seems like a prestige series to FX, so an early renewal isn't surprising. Hopefully ratings stay decent.

Baronash fucked around with this message at 23:15 on Apr 9, 2014

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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Recursive posted:

I was told to clip a big toenail too short so it hurts and keep pressure on it, then when they ask the loaded question drop the pressure. But that was in the '80s.

Why did you need to lie on a polygraph? :psyduck:


e: Ball-skewering deadbeat wig is getting some more screen time. :neckbeard:

Baronash fucked around with this message at 02:49 on Apr 10, 2014

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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SamuraiFoochs posted:

gently caress me sideways. So it's not on free instant with Prime? I do have Prime.

The current season will cost you $2 an episode, Prime or not.

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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DivisionPost posted:

Henry dabbling in B&E

I trust this show enough to assume that this will play out in a believable and interesting way, but drat if it isn't the strangest subplot on TV right now.

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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You would think spies might need to drive around in something a little more subtle. I mean, honestly, how many bodies are you going to be able to fit in that trunk?

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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Brennan posted:

if he can't manipulate her into informing again anyone else think Martha is going to be found "dead"

Yes.

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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blablablabla posted:

seems like you would test the propellers first

If the Americans are doing it, it must be right!
-Soviet scientists

See also: Buran

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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CBJSprague24 posted:

Elizabeth is a robot blinded by hatred of the US and everything it stands for in hindering The Cause. She's a live-action version of Robot Stalin busting out of the glass coffin in that old Simpsons episode, saying "CRUSH CAPITALISM" as he marches away.

Elizabeth has her moments. She was torn up last episode after she watched Larrick kill Lucia. I actually found it really jarring when Phillip said "it's easy for you" when he had comforted her during her breakdown only a week earlier.

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

So what do you want to be called?

precision posted:

Liz's dedication to brainwashing Paige is kind of putting me off her character to be honest.

Killing US military personnel, blackmailing a gay man, and allowing comrades to be murdered are all okay, but by god if you stop your daughter from going to church.

It's there to show that Elizabeth and Phil, despite seemingly (particularly in Phil's case) having ingrained themselves in American culture, still hold their beliefs above all. Sure, the writers can make Elizabeth rant about Reagan and the horrors of capitalism, but showing that their resolve is so high that they are blinded by hatred and willing to push their daughter away is much more powerful.

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

So what do you want to be called?
Had they previously hinted that Philip knew about the letter? It seems like something Elizabeth would have kept to herself.

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

So what do you want to be called?
Why is the only gun in her house all the way back in the bathroom?

e: gently caress. Goodbye pseudo-Maggs.

Baronash fucked around with this message at 02:44 on May 8, 2014

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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BIG HEADLINE posted:

Seriously. 'Nam Phil looks like an extra that didn't get shrunken down for The Hobbit.

"I'm the tall dwarf. They call me Phillip with the Constantly Bumped Head."


He wanted to make a statement more than interrogate her, plus he'd already made it clear that she wasn't getting out of her predicament alive. In SEAL Beecher's sociopathically-driven mind, he probably felt he was doing her a favor, since the fate that would've befallen her for getting herself compromised (even though it wasn't her fault) probably would've stretched on agonizingly longer than him just breaking her neck and ending it quickly - that's why I think he at least told her she'd "done her job well."

I'm also guessing the message on the inside of the toilet paper roll was "I'm compromised" and her leaving the toilet seat up was what got Elizabeth's attention. That's just something you don't see in the apartment of a woman living alone.

The one sad thing is that Drew Carey's brother (I don't know his name) had better 'secret compartment' security than Kate.

The message on the inside of the roll was "Get Jared out." Elizabeth reads it off during the episode.

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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Occupation posted:

Triple crosses are the logical limit of believability, if they go any further the show becomes stupid nonsense.

Stan turning out to be a patriot all along or w/e would be pretty dumb and would seriously push me away from the show

Americinception

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

So what do you want to be called?
Listening in on your parents calls must have been hard without wireless phones. :(

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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Haha. Sorry Phil, your wig sucks.

e: Also, Philip's utter shock at learning how lovely the FBI's security is was great.

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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Odds on him slipping out the back door?

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

So what do you want to be called?
The Bridge is coming back. That's cool, I guess.

e: drat, they actually beat the poo poo out of her. I thought it was makeup.

Baronash fucked around with this message at 02:53 on May 15, 2014

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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Fetus Tree posted:

oleg traded his life for a really dope piece of rear end

it was so nice of him to help nina escape though :ohdear:

Did I miss a scene? Last Nina scene I remember was him lying to her about her situation.

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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Hand of the King posted:

What's Arkady's reason for beating up Nina and planning to send her back to Russia for trial and execution? I thought he was aware she was playing Beeman and that was going accordingly.

Beating up Nina was part of her playing Beeman.

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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LostRook posted:

Man we never got an odds layout on who turns out to be responsible for the family murder.

1-1 Jared

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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How irresponsible do you have to be to get arrested while in charge of a group of kids? gently caress that guy.

:rip: Fred

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

So what do you want to be called?

nwin posted:

Does this mean we can please get a new loving thread title?

The Something Awful Forums > The Finer Arts > The TV IV > The Americans S2: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, TWILIGHT ZONE!

Current thread title is awesome :colbert:

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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Nobody, especially a god drat teenager, talks like this. loving hell.

Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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Zero One posted:

"Wake up kids! Surprise vacation!"

Word for loving word. :golfclap:

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Baronash
Feb 29, 2012

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:stare: We were surprisingly lacking in nudity this year.

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