by Carole Avalon
Join us, comrades, fellow travelers, enemy agents and retro ’80s fans for a weekly review of this capitalistic media portrayal of patriotic undercover agents Elizabeth and Phillip Jennings.
Will they achieve their vital missions, have sex with interesting people and try on new wigs?
As if there was any doubt.
For the third season, I imagined an alternate reality in which the show is being reviewed by a Soviet admirer in a modern world where the Berlin Wall came down but the Soviet Union has survived to the present time. It made for a fun experiment but hard on first-time readers. Season four, I’ve gone with a straight-forward (left-leaning) approach.