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    BTW, I just read this and it blew my mind. Russia's illegals program was still operating in 2010.

    The day we discovered our parents were Russian spies
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    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    Quote Quoting number8 (view post)
    BTW, I just read this and it blew my mind. Russia's illegals program was still operating in 2010.

    The day we discovered our parents were Russian spies
    Irish posted that on the last page.

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    Wait, I'm an idiot. This thread was how I was linked to that article.
    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    Quote Quoting number8 (view post)
    Wait, I'm an idiot. This thread was how I was linked to that article.
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    I know they have to (and should) end on a gloomy, forboding note, especially this being a finale. But I really wish after Paige and Philip left that house for a cutaway scene of Stan probably congratulating his son, all beaming and gleeful.
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    The space between Paige and Stan's son on the couch when the adults walk in = amazement.

    So long, Dylan Baker. You were such a strong surrogate for a questioning Philip, stigmata wounds and all.

    I almost thought the show might consider something happening to Henry, but the Paige scenario should prove equally tempting. First she tells pastor Tim, and next her boyfriend...?
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    Saw the very first episode. Promising.

    Matthew Rhys looks like a younger version of bad guy actor Ed O'Ross (Red Heat etc...)



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    Plowing through season 2 now. It's officially binge-territory now!
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    And wow, Rhys and Russell are actually a real-life couple ever since the show aired!
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    I tried watching this (first 5-6 episodes) and thought it was terrible, near CSI level stuff. Can't believe it got so much praise.
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    I gave it up after Season 2. It's just... boring, I guess.
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    Seasons 1 to 3 were great but this season is off for me - about half way through. The writing's not as good, the stories are off. Paige has had the same expression for a very long time now - not the actress' fault but the writing's. Same goes for Martha. They are dragging things out a bit too much - too many similar scenes playing over and over. They're not doing anything with Henry, they could have done something with that character.

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
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    On the other, the premise is ridiculous in a way that repeatedly pushes the bounds of suspension of disbelief. The spy capers play as both dire and silly at the same time. (Plus, those wigs. Jesus. Are they kidding?). ...
    Yes, this is why I stopped watching a couple of years go shortly after the start of season 3. I've gone back though and am enjoying it for what it is.

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