Bill Neveney at USA Today offers a piece on the new espionage shows on TV this season.
TV viewers are increasingly seeing vintage Red — as in spy dramas that hark back to the bad old days of
Russians are the protagonists in The Americans, the enemies in The Game and a mix of both in Allegiance, with long-deactivated KGB agent Katya (
The Cold War era brings the kind of high stakes that can make for great drama: opposing philosophies, as represented by the Soviet Union vs. such Western nations as the USA and
"We thought the whole thing was going to blow up," he says. "It was Kennedy meeting Khrushchev head on. That is the background out of which spy paranoia grew."
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