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In today's TV shows, we like a little flaw with our heroes

In today's TV shows, we like a little flaw with our heroes

Anyone tuning in to FX's "The Americans" for some James Bond-style action will be sorely disappointed. In the first episode of the new season, Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) gets the snot kicked out of her, and her husband ends up having to yank out her tooth. The Jennings' are highly trained spies, but they are far from infallible. "If we tried to have the Jennings' get away with the stuff James Bond gets away with, it would be absurd," says co-show runner (with Joel Fields) Joe Weisberg. But the Jennings' and their imperfect adventures are just one example of a shift being seen on television recently: After years of antihero characters...

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