Last night's Episode of The Americans included one song, a country music hit nearly 38 years old. In the time line of the series, the record was seven years old in the episode. "Mr. & Mrs. Teacup," set in 1987.
Last night's episode of The Americans, titled "Urban Transport Planning," included just one song, but a gem: Leonard Cohen's original 1984 recording of "Dance Me To The End of Love," which complemented the scene perfectly.
Episode 2 of the final season of the Americans, titled " Tchaikovsky," has a bit of the famous Russian composer's music in there, and something more contemporary, albeit four years short of the show's 1987 setting.
"Dead Hand," Episode 1 of the final season of The Americans, was a veritable musical cornucopia as the show revealed threads pointing to the conclusion. And given the show's three-year fast forward to the fall of 1987, it's no wonder the musical interludes were largely period-specific.
NO SPOILERS: "Darkroom," episode 10 of Season Five, included at least one song, many from the 1980's time frame where the drama takes place. Nearly every episode in Season 5 has had one song, many were too subtle and far in the background to note.
NO SPOILERS: FX's The Americans doesn't always utilize music, though they did a few episodes back when they used Alabama's country hit "Old Flame" and Roxy Music's "More Than This" in the episode "The Midges." In general, the music selected for the show parallels the 1980's Cold War era in which the show takes place.
Tuesday's episode of FX's The Americans, titled "The Midges" included two musical moments of note. (Warning: spoilers in the descriptions!). (Photo: FX)
NO SPOILERS: Last night's suspense-filled episode 5 of The Americans, "Clark's Place," made prominent, and dramatically appropriate of a rock classic of the early 80's, the Reagan-era Cold War period where the show's events take place.