This causes them to clash repeatedly, which threatens to compromise their whole mission. Their children are growing up, and living in a generation (and culture) that they know nothing about.
This is contrasted with the family of CIA agent Stan Beenan as his wife and him go through similar problems. The coldness he built up during his time undercover has made their marriage one of limited communication, and compared to Elizabeth, Stan's wife has greatly reduced autonomy, making her feel trapped in the gender norms that societal expectations have placed on her.
The various relationships, both romantic and platonic, that are born, developed, and extinguished, throughout the show humanise us to the characters on display, showing a complexity and depth than many may have not previously considered.
As a non-American watching the show I feel there were a few moments that were designed to illicit a large emotional response, but due to having no patriotic feelings towards America or capitalism these fell a little flat. The show works amazingly well even as an outsider, but be prepared for a few of these moments.
Audio: 'You're doing a Masters next year, so you'll have plenty of time then.' LOL!
I hadn't realised that you'd posted more. I'm interested in The Vikings. Are they real legends do you know?
@Jyreeil They are all superb shows. Boardwalk especially as it is electing to end to prevent itself from just dragging on to subpar television.
@Ember I'm a Brit, so it sounds like the American Dream to me :D The Vikings is very much a show worth watching as an evening marathon. One or two episodes an evening for a few weeks to allow yourself to become bathed in the legends.
You're doing a Masters next year, so you'll have plenty of time then.
I haven't heard of any of these shows. I loved your descriptions on them though, with The Americans, I had to laugh because that is definitely how your average true American lives the American dream...yep! And I loved you saying why The Vikings shouldn't have worked and the description that followed XD But it does sound interesting.
I HAVEN'T GOT TIME FOR THIS MANY SHOWS. Probably because I haven't actually got a summer break :c lol
I think "The Americans" is the only one I might have heard of, but I never knew much about any of them.