Tales from The Americans Season 1 Blu-Ray and DVD Launch Party

21 Feb

Here’s something a little different for us here at TV Ate My Wardrobe as contributor and friend to the site Kerensa Cadenas got to cover The Americans Blu-Ray and DVD launch event in Los Angeles. Here is Kerensa’s account of the evening along with some photos from the night.

2014-02-06 19.40.15One thing I’ve constantly encountered while living in Los Angeles is a constant feeling of jaded-ness or being too cool–whether it’s the blasé acknowledgement of seeing a celebrity in the wild or the unwillingness to dance at a private performance by a rapper–it’s my biggest problem with the inhabitants of this city. Coming from a less than privileged background and one that was fueled by a diet of Entertainment Tonight and Star magazine, I am in constant awe of the things I have been able to do while living in Los Angeles.

When Emma reached out to me about covering the DVD release of FX’s The Americans (one of the best new shows) for TV Ate My Wardrobe, I jumped at the chance.

The even took place at Nic’s Beverly Hills–a restaurant and bar known for its vodka box and occasional Real Housewife spottings. As Emma has written about, The Americans has a very strong aesthetic–its early ’80s suburban look coupled with its excellent use of disguise. The party itself reflected that same sense of detail–the gorgeously shot black and white promo posters against the creamy white booths down to the evening’s signature drink–a twist on a cosmo including a molded ice float.

Copies of the DVD and black fur flap hats were passed around as press and the producers Graham Yost, Darrel Frank, and Justin Falvey mingled about. Trips were coordinated to the Vodbox–where the aforementioned hats were perfect for. Swathed in fur coats, we were given a couple shots of different vodkas to try (the chili was good, the herbal was great). The dude to my right, however, decided to remind me about my aversion to vodka–especially in shot form. Thanks dude!

With my customized iPhone case (crazy, right?!) in hand, I ended the evening in more PBR fueled establishments, without unfortunately, getting the opportunity to speak with producers Yost, Frank and Falvey (Melissa Howland at We Are Movie Geeks got some Season 2 scoop). But it was an event that further cemented to never let myself to become jaded when I get to wear a fur hat, drink vodka and write about it.

Season one of The Americans is available now. Season two begins on FX on February 26.

Kerensa Cadenas is a writer living in Los Angeles. She is an Editor for Snakkle. She also writes for Women and Hollywood, The WeekThis Was TelevisionForever Young Adult, and Bitch magazine. She was the Research Editor for Tomorrow magazine. You can follow her on Twitter and read her ridiculous thoughts about teen television at her website.

One Response to “Tales from The Americans Season 1 Blu-Ray and DVD Launch Party”


  1. Music Monday Rewind: The Americans and TUSK! | TV Ate My Wardrobe - February 24, 2014

    […] Watch a trailer for season 2 here and check out our report of the vodka themed DVD launch party here. […]

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