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Murdoch's KGB-Friendly Series

scrow Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 10:33 AM
Break out the umbrella, a bunch of people who complain about Bozell's writing came here to read Bozell's writing.
DagNabbit Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 12:09 PM
You got it all wrong: I'm not complaining about Bozell's writing: I LOVE Bozell's writing. Just knowing that there's someone in the world that's this uptight, this puckered, and driving himself crazy is a vast source of entertainment to me. I NEVER want him to stop. Having said that, my amusement stems from the fact that he's moaning about the fact that there's a TV show in which the KGB agents are too good looking and don't look like drunken slobs. Now THAT'S funny, I don't care WHO you are.
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,...