First, a veritable cornucopia
of post-season interviews with showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields: from Hitfix
, from the AV Club
, from Vulture
, from TV Line
, from Yahoo
, from TV Guide
, from tv.com
, from Slate
(audio, ~30 minutes, available only to subscribers, though a partial transcript is available here
), and from Grantland
(audio, ~57 minutes). [Editorial comment: take some time to read/listen to these if you can--they're all so different and so good!]
Next up, some reviews of season two: from Vulture
, from the AV Club
, from Screen Invasion
, from Bustle
, and from Talking TV With Ryan and Ryan
(audio, ~48 minutes).
From Hitfix, an interview with Matthew Rhys
From the New York Post
, an interview with Noah Emmerich
Keri Russell (Elizabeth) took part in a joint interview of many of the potential Emmy nominees for Best Actress with the Hollywood Reporter
. This link
has both a transcript of parts of the interview and video of a riff on the "what would you do if you weren't an actor" question" (~ 4:40). [Edited to add: the full video interview is now up
Two interviews with Annet Mahendru (Nina): one from Yahoo
and one from U.S. News
.An interview with Costa Ronin
(Oleg) from OK Magazine.
From The Wire, an interview with Margo Martindale
Two interviews with the composer for the show, Nathan Barr: from the Hollywood Reporter
, and an excerpt from a piece from Film Score Monthly Online
From Vanity Fair
, a piece on the realism behind many of the show's spy storylines
, and The Atlantic
has a column on the show's refreshingly real take on Russians
. And from Think Progress, a piece that challenges the realism in the season finale's plot twist
From The Wire, the last season two "wig of the week"
, on the finale. And further in the disguises vein, TV Ate My Wardrobe has a piece on the best disguises of season two
A column in Entertainment Weekly
debates whether or not Elizabeth is a bad mom
The Hollywood Reporter
has The Americans at #2 in last week's "power rankings"
Paste Magazine has a piece on the 10 most shocking moments
on the show.
"Behind The Red Door" has been pre-nominated in the AV Club's Tournament of Episodes
From Indiewire, a summary of the pre-finale (but post-screener) tweets from some of the critics
FX released a little mini-feature on The Art of the Edit
(only viewable from within the U.S.).
According to Headline Planet, the ratings were up slightly for the season finale
The LA Times
has a piece on the recent trend in spy-related television series
, including comments from The Americans
co-showrunner Joel Fields.
An astrology blogger has written an mythological/astrological interpretation of the finale
And finally, a glimpse into a writers' room joke: the supposed original pitch for the Stealth arc