Does The Americans have what it takes to be the new Homeland?

ITV1 certainly appears to hope so. The Americans debuted this past weekend on the channel, in a rare prime-time Saturday night slot for a crime drama. After receiving a great deal of critical acclaim from audiences across the pond, expectations are high for the show.

Focusing on the relationship between two undercover KGB agents living on American soil, it was almost inevitable that comparisons would be made to the phenomenally-successful Homeland.

In my latest article for, I review the first episode, and predict whether The Americans will be able to emulate its success on this side of the Atlantic.

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