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post #16 of 57 (permalink) Old 2013-02-05, 01:31 AM
 
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I don't get FX but if it's a non commercial station then that would be the reason for 60 minutes vs 90 .Guess i get to watch one episode and wait a few years till it trickles down to a station i do get .
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As a Bell Fiber then if this show is nearly as good as Homeland, then I will have to resort on the DVD release, just like I did with Homeland. One episode teaser simply does not do it for me.
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I can say that I like this show. One of the few good things I get staying with Videotron vs switching to Fibe (right now that is). It is worth watching.
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I don't get FX but if it's a non commercial station then that would be the reason for 60 minutes vs 90 .Guess i get to watch one episode and wait a few years till it trickles down to a station i do get .
FX Canada is a commercial network.
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post #20 of 57 (permalink) Old 2013-02-07, 02:54 AM
 
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painter thats really weird that it says 60 min for the pilot. If you can watch it on CITY instead it sounds like FX is cutting it down that night.

BTW this is the only show we watch on FX so I don't know if it happens more but there were some dropouts in this show especially the last few minutes.
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post #21 of 57 (permalink) Old 2013-02-07, 07:45 AM
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The pilot was 90 minutes on FX. I suspect the guide showing it as 60 was wrong. The remainder of the shows are 60 minutes.

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James I don't think the guide can be wrong about the 60 mins b'cuz the rerun has to end at 7 for the new ep. Unless they meant to say it starts at 5:30.
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Richard Thomas (John-Boy from the Waltons, those of you old enough to remember) was in this week's episode. He seems to have a very limited role as an FBI agent. He was seen handing the phone supposedly from the Pres. to the FBI agent who lived next door to the "Americans". Maybe he will be a regular.
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I think he's the the boss of the guy who lives across the street from the spies, isnt he? So we should see him more.
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Hey we thought tonite's ep was really good. We could really see the Russians freaking out at a maybe coup in America b'cuz of how they'd react in that situation in Russia.
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post #26 of 57 (permalink) Old 2013-03-25, 01:32 PM
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"The Americans" marathon on FX Canada

FX Canada has a marathon starting Sunday 1 pm ET. The schedule at fxcanada.ca has the pilot at 1 hour, but Zap2it has the pilot at 90 minutes (which is correct). I saw the pilot, so I think I'll record the rest of the episodes.
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post #27 of 57 (permalink) Old 2013-03-25, 03:12 PM
 
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Turns out i do get FX Canada and i have really been enjoying this show .I will record the two episodes i missed on the marathon day . Russell and Rhys are terrific
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Season finale longer?

Hi everybody just a maybe heads up. FX Canada says the ep tonight is only an hour but FX US says its going to run 6 minutes long. Maybe FX US is putting in some kind of filler or more ads but maybe if you're going out (like we are) you might want to put extra time on the DVR just in case.
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Has anybody else noticed how extreme the audio compression they use on this show is? If there is any kind of quiet moment in a scene, you can hear the background sound (noise) slowly gain until it is as loud as the dialogue was. Then, when dialogue starts again, it instantly goes back down, only to come back up again if there is another pause of more than a couple of seconds. I find it quite annoying. Just me?
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I wonder if this is FX Canada's doing, or your cable provider? I view The Americans from alternate sources and can't say I've noticed the sound waving in and out.

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