While many TV critics would consider The Americans must-watch television, Bingeworthy‘s Touré doesn’t agree.
“Why do I need this when I have five shows I need to watch every week?” asks the host, in the clip above. “Nothing on the screen compelled me to [say], ‘I have to know where this story is going.'”
However, his co-host, Jessica Shaw, disagrees as she feels the FX spy drama, which is entering its fifth season, is different. “What I think the producers of the show do so brilliantly is that they take the plots that you think are going to go in one direction, and you’re like, ‘Yep. I’ve seen this show before. I’ve seen this spy show. I know exactly the beats of the story,’ and they take it in a different direction,” she says. “First of all, how relevant is this? All of a sudden, Russia is somehow undermining the U.S.? This show takes on a scary importance in our world right now… To me, it’s one of the smartest shows on TV.”
To catch the entire discussion on The Americans, check out the full episode of Bingeworthy, available now, on the new People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the PEN app on Apple TV, Roku Players, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, iOS and Android devices.
The Americans returns for season 5 on Tuesday, March 7 at 10 p.m. ET on FX.