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EMMY: Egregious Misses Mark Year

I have made no secret of my love for The Americans on FX.

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I lobbied for viewers upon its debut.

I celebrated its second season pickup and increased episode order.

And now I’m gonna whine on the show’s behalf —

Bitch, moan and complain.

Because The Americans did not receive Emmy nominations for Best Drama Series, Best Actor or Best Actress…and my brain simply cannot wrap itself around this egregious snub.

EGREGIOUS

Kudos to my Upper West Side neighbor Margo Martindale, who did receive a Best Guest Actress nod for her role as a KGB agent.  She deserved it.  She’s amazing.  Everyone on the show is…

And I burn at the injustice.

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Don’t you miss the Cold War?

I didn’t think so either.

fx_americans_keyart_p_2012But then I started watching The Americans on FX.

Have you seen it?

The Americans is set during the Reagan presidency.  Two KGB spies live in Washington D.C., posing as your typical American married couple with two kids.  Their neighbors think they’re travel agents.  Their kids do, too.  But they are really working with a network of spies and informants to further the cause of Mother Russia in the States.

It is so cool.

Only three episodes have aired, and I am totally hooked.  My neighbor Margo Martindale — of Justified fame — popped up last night as a KGB officer.  I mean, come on!  You simply have to watch.

They’ll know if you don’t.