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Murdoch's KGB-Friendly Series

sarchibald Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 9:19 AM
Lighten up. Murdoch consistently delivers quality programming. Fiction is fiction. I think most people know that.
AZYaateeh Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 10:39 PM
Really? So, then, why do we keep having to tell them that medicine, forensics, guns, space, and history are nothing like their portrayal in movies?
tired-of-it Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 9:59 AM
I am not as sure as you are that most people know fiction. The dumbing down in the US is undeniable.
WS2 Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 12:11 PM
WS2 Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 12:11 PM
In August, Rupert Murdoch's FX picked up a Cold War series set in the 1980s titled "The Americans." Liberals might have braced themselves for the worst. It sounded like some kind of Chuck Norris-style "jingoistic" homage to freedom-loving intelligence agents. But this is Hollywood, so the show instead focuses on KGB spies who speak perfect English, working to destroy Reagan-era America, which is not altogether a bad thing to people in Hollywood.

Joe Weisberg, who worked for more than three years at the CIA, first wrote a script about two CIA case officers stationed in Bulgaria. Fox bought that script,...