snoodmonger wrote:The Americans: muuuuuuuuch better this season.
I always feel bad that I disliked season 5 so much. I've been ride-or-die jocking this shoe since season 1, when I said it would be seen on a level with Breaking Bad or the Wire before it was finished.
And it's not like the basic components went bad. The writing was good. The acting was great. The directing was good. It was just such a filler season. It was blatantly obvious that they weren't sure if they were going to get one more season or two, and when it turned out to be two, they needed to put everyone in a holding pattern for a year before proceeding with the endgame they had set up.
Season 5 was just indistinguishable from season 4. P and E were fighting, debating on whether to indoctrinate Paige and to what degree, Moscow is putting a lot of pressure on them to get the MacGuffin and it's burning through their resources in dangerous ways.