The Americans S05E01 Season Premiere 3/7/17

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  1. vman41

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    The Vietnamese guy going under cover at a high school pre-dates 21 Jump Street by 3 years.

    As for knowing where to dig, I figure they either bribed someone or were comparing before/after satellite photos.
     
  2. tlc

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    It was very precise. Not just the location, but the perfectly smooth vertical walls and sharp corners.
     
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  3. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I'm always skeptical when I see holes dug like that on TV shows. Maybe it's different in different types of dirt, but I've never been able to dig a hole with straight sides like that. Generally, straight sides like that indicates it was dug by a backhoe.
     
  4. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    Sepinwall's recaps are always helpful to keep us in the right time frame (especially since the showrunners are very precise about the placeholders they put in the show indicating what the timeframe is), and he said the last season ended with Henry watching the 1984 Super Bowl, which took place on January 22. The '84 Winter Olympics were held from Feb 9-19, so *at most* it's been a little under a month since Season 4 ended.
     
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  5. TiVo'Brien

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    I still want to see what happened with Martha, even if it's a scene of her crying, sitting alone in a Soviet apartment.
     
  6. mooseAndSquirrel

    mooseAndSquirrel Well-Known Member

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    Damn, I forgot all about Martha!
     
  7. Bierboy

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    :eek: What are these "commercials" of which you speak?
     
  8. vman41

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    The story of her life.
     
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  9. DeDondeEs

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    I was initially thinking that as well and was questioning how they weren't having too much difficulty. But then I figured in reality they would have use a backhoe pto initially bury the body/casket, which would have made the re-digging work easier.
     
  10. DevdogAZ

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    I listened to an interview with the two showrunners and I thought it was funny that they said the production required for that scene was much more than they expected, but that you couldn't just dig a hole because the sides would cave in, so they had to do some special things to have it turn out like that. And they dug an actual hole for the shots from above, and then built a fake hole on a soundstage for all the shots from inside the hole looking up.
     
  11. efilippi

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    I can hear the money people now, "You spent how much on that scene!!!" :)
     
  12. Regina

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    That's so funny-I was thinking that they must have *not* had a lot of money so they had to stretch for time-but seems like they had to go to extremes to dig this stinkin' hole! :D:D:D
     
  13. nyny523

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    She is on Feud: Bette and Joan.

    As for the hole, I did think it went on too long, but maybe they were just trying to show that their job of being spies is not always interesting or exciting. Sometimes, it is just staying up all night digging a hole.
     
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