Don't get me wrong: it's awesome. Well executed (pardon the pun). I haven't seen many anachronisms breaking the setting of the early eighties.
I can't watch it. It scares the crap out of me.
I was born in '79. I don't remember the early eighties, but I do remember the Iron Curtain. I remember the pressure Regan put on the Russians, and I remember the tension. I remember when the wall fell, and I remember watching the relief that everyone around me felt that the cold war with Russia was "over."
I remember thinking, "Just wait. This isn't over, and we haven't beaten Communism."
I remember feeling the encroachment of communism into our own government and society.
Khrushchev was right.
The America I remembered is falling, and is falling from within.
Russia is re-emerging as a nasty enemy, and our own government isn't seeing that. Because their ideology parallels Putin's.
This time, there won't be an Iron Curtain between freedom and tyranny, because there will be no freedom.
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