I agree, Critical... when it comes award nomination time, it matters naught what network a show airs on. Boss aired on Starz and Kelsey Grammar was nominated, and won a Golden Globe award, for Best Actor - Television Series Drama. The series itself was nominated for Best Drama but lost to Homeland (on Showtime). As much as I love The Americans (and I do, I truly do) it's not on par with Homeland. Just my two cents.
We'll have to agree to disagree about Homeland. It's full of problems, IMO and the acting is way overrated. (Though it was my favorite show their first season. Second season really dropped.) They were so lucky to get their awards, expecially for acting, IMO. Breaking Bad was robbed, IMO with almost every category. To me, the only show that compares in quality with The Americans is Breaking Bad.
Mad Men, another former great show, also went downhill. I will say that they deserved the Emmy's they got. My opinions, of course.
Great finale episode! Really looking forward to next season.
It only makes sense that the kids begin to be involved in more storylines. The daughter is getting older and wiser and the son isn't far behind. I mean, really! How long can these parents keep their secret lives from their kids? It's not like they're a couple of toddlers. (I always thought the "children" aspect of the show was the most unbelievable.)
I was not watching Homeland from the beginning (maybe didn't have HBO?) but caught up and watched all of seasons 1 and 2 and thought it was terrific.
I watched The Americans from the beginning and have loved it and still do.
I think comparing them is apples and oranges. Homeland is a more current setting. The Americans is set somewhat in the past, but a time frame that many of us remember and/or can relate to.
As for the acting ... Mandy Patinkin somehow feels wrong on Homeland and I don't care much about the characters.
The actors on The Americans somehow feel right to me and I care about most of the characters. (oddly)
So .... if I could only watch one of the two shows ... I would choose The Ameicans.
What I find so sad is that we have to wait so long for the new episodes.
I really miss this show.
So happy to see my girl Margo Martindale get nominated for a Primetime Emmy award for her portrayal of Claudia. Yay!!!
Yeah, but the show was robbed, IMO. They deserved to be nominated for best drama. Even if they had to leave Mad Men out. It's true, IMO.