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    The Americans (Season 6)

    Final season! We chose an appropriate one to skip making a thread last year, as season 5 pushes the show's slow-burn nature to a fault, barred a few usual excellent episodes and one of the show's very best (and most devastating; it still haunts me a bit) in Episode 11 "Dyatkovo". But if the premier (and this being the final season) is any indication, we are back to thrilling spy developments and potential devastation down the line, with the rift between two sides in Russia, and its allegorical-to-marriage equivalent between Elizabeth and Philip, being pronounced right off the bat. Plus, [
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    This show has blown me away after the merely promising first season. I cannot wait to see the conclusion.
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    Compared to Elizabeth and Paige's spy problems, the everyday irritations shared between Philip and Henry feel like (intentional) deadpan joke now.
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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    Tremendous episode, but it has me a bit terrified of what is in store for the rest of the season. The three Jennings seem to be in their own downward spirals (Elizabeth's is increasingly horrifying, Philip's hard-to-watch, Paige's forboding) and growing apart while they're at it.
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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    This show has entered Breaking Bad's final season's stress level for a couple of weeks, and now that [
    ], things can only get explosive when the actual Summit commences. Really raises the stakes in Elizabeth's and Philip's operations and interactions, especially their silent regard of each other. Her touching his face is a heartrending moment.
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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    Finale thoughts?

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    True to the show's ethos (at least at this late stage), it's such a devastatingly quiet finale. Character-focused to the extreme, and resolving it with a dash of the family-to-spy metaphor that's been the show's bread and butter since the series' beginning; [
    ]. Not one of my favorite series finales, but it's very affecting, and so full of hauntingly sad images: [
    ] Going to miss this show's dramatic intensity, and the Jennings is one of the best TV families ever portrayed.
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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    Just for fun, ranking the seasons:

    Season 3 - A
    Season 4 - A
    Season 6 - A-
    Season 1 - A-
    Season 2 - B+
    Season 5 - B
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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