Religion on the Television (Part 4)

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The theme of children discovering religion apart from their non-religious parents is also developed on another popular show. Set in the 1980s during the Reagan Administration, The Americans is the story of two Russian spies who have set up a home and a family in the vicinity of Washington, DC. Philip (Noah Emmerich) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) execute frequent missions on behalf of the KGB under their cover as owners of a travel agency. Their children know nothing of their parent’s “true” identities, although the teenage daughter, Paige (Holly Jennings), is beginning to suspect that things are not quite what they seem. Continue reading