Wednesday’s Best Reviewed: The Americans

**SPOILER ALERT: THE BELOW REVEALS TRUTHS ABOUT A CERTAIN SPY SHOW, AS WELL AS A 32-YEAR-OLD MOVIE YOU REALLY SHOULD HAVE SEEN BY NOW**

Reviewers love The Americans as much as they love time jumps, so an episode which moves ahead while classic close magician David Copperfield makes a landmark disappear – like he do — was bound to rule the mid-week roost, and did so with mostly perfect scores. Otherwise, it’s a surprisingly quiet evening for covered shows, with generally high marks, save for a high-concept episode of Blackish featuring Nat Faxon hitting on wealth and class, usually the heart of the Blackish wheelhouse, and yet…

Wednesday, May 4th’s Best: The Americans (9.7/10)

0505yesbesamericans.jpgThe Americans skips ahead to a time after Kajagoogoo ruled the U.S. charts (to the tune of one #5 hit), where the world now knew one more Luigi, by which time Randolph and Mortimer had learned the consequences of racially-charged playing around with people’s realities, and most importantly Pastor Tim & Alice are alive and well and expecting a bay-bay. It disorients Genevieve Koski at Vulture to the point she’s asking “Who exactly are these people, and what exactly are they capable of? At this point, I’m not sure even they know,” and it’s safer just to give the show 5 out of 5 stars. AV Club‘s Erik Adams waved a mournful goodbye to our favorite, but always doomed, Martha, “whose only crime was wanting to be loved. (Well, wanting to be loved and treason. But she was coerced!)” Ok, at this point we’ll do better just pointing out the parts that aren’t spoilers.

The Rest of the Night:

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Supernatural – 9.1

Arrow – 8.1

The Last Panthers – 8.0

Blackish – 6.0

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