The Americans

TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Period spy drama blends violence, sex, and '80s nostalgia.

FX Drama 2013

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 18+

Don’t even give it a try.

We are people who fast forward bad scenes. The scenes in this come so quick and so fast that you can’t stop them quick enough because the really sensual bad stuff is already in full moan... mhmm... if you could take away the sensual scenes and story lines and just keep it as a spy thriller that implies things we wouldn’t have had to stop watching but watching this is like leading a double life simply by watching (even while trying to avoid the scenes) so do not touch. Not for kids not for adults not for anyone who cares about sexual immorality. Don’t touch. Danger.

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Too much sex
age 18+


I am appalled! I started watching this with my girlfriend, who has been a victim of sexual violence numerous times in the past, and 10 minutes in, we witness a brutal and incredibly upsetting rape. We see nudity, screams, and the woman not being helped by a bystander. I am appalled and disgusted! FIX THE REVIEW! THIS MUST BE MENTIONED!

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